This class will provide a general overview of the religion of ancient Egypt – the nature and appearance of Egyptian gods and goddesses, religious beliefs, cults and rituals, myths and religious concepts, the afterlife, the divinity of the Egyptian king, magic and piety, and the symbolism of religious architecture, with a particular focus on the religion of the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE). We will also look at the legacy of Egyptian religion from Classical antiquity to modern times.
Prerequisites: None