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    Temple Festival Calendars of Ancient Egypt (Liverpool Monographs in Archaeology & Oriental Studies) (Hardback) By (author) Sherif El-Sabban


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    DescriptionThe temple calendars of Ancient Egypt indicate the dates of religious festivals and the supplies needed for these and for the regular cult. They reflect the attitudes of the Egyptians to the worship of their gods as a basic foundation of their lives; the temple was the god's home on Earth, and the daily food and drink offerings made to the deity were equivalent to the meals of his earthly worshippers. For special festivals, depending on the particular deity and the wealth of a particular temple, special additional supplies were brought in, and the custom became established of making calendars which listed the amount and variety of regular offerings, the dates and names of the year's festivals, and the extra provisions to be offered and enjoyed on those occasions. This book is not about the festivals as such, but about the calendars themselves. An attempt is made to gather together all the known examples of such calendars, to reconstruct them whenever practicable, and to give the history of this kind of document. They are not simply lists - they have a proper format and structure, which are studied in the book. Periods from the Archaic to the Graeco-Roman are covered, including the three greatest in Egypt's history - the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom and the New. The famous Medinet Habu calendar is complete enough to allow analysis of the relative importance of different feasts. It is also possible to suggest how many people served the temple, and the probable size and membership of its governing body.

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    Temple Festival Calendars of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sherif El-Sabban
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 1,056 g
    ISBN 13: 9780853236238
    ISBN 10: 0853236232

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    DC21: 529.32931
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    Illustrations note
    photographs, indexes, bibliography
    Liverpool University Press
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    Liverpool University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2000
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