Religion of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses received many human and animal forms. For example Thoth could be depicted as a baboon, an ibis or a man with the head of an ibis. There were a lot of gods worshipped in temples and sanctuaries in whole Egypt. The world of gods reflected all the aspects of human life.

As well as in every culture many myths were created in Egypt. In this part of web they are mentioned in more detail. If you could add something to god's list or write a detailed description of some Egyptian god, please send your text to my This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will place it.

Crowns and head decorations

The art of ancient Egypt created incredible scale of crowns and head decorations. These head decorations were the background for gods identification (except the hieroglyfic signs). Typical divine head decorations are feathers, horns, lunar and solar discs, different birds, insects and other animals, stars, palmy leaves, vessels, lotus flower, shield with two crossed arrows and others.

The king could be depicted with one of sever different crowns, but more frequently he was depicted with a linen headcloth (nemes). Different deities could be depicted with royal head decoration - for example Osiris prided himself with the crown atef.

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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