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A Beginner's Guide to Ancient Egyptian Religion

'Book of the Dead', Papyrus of Ani (sheet 3): Ani's Judgment
AN684647001, British Museum, London, UK.

General Overview

Religion was present in most aspects of the daily life of the typical individual in ancient Egyptian civilisation. Worship of the pantheon of the gods, engaging in everyday ritual, and preparing for the afterlife were just a few aspects of religion that they had to consider.


The sources to the left provide a quick starting point in developing an understanding of the common school of thought surrounding the central elements of ancient Egyptian religion which will be explored throughout the rest of this guide.