I’m reading a book – Ancient Egypt – and their history is giving me headache. It was exciting to discover few things unknown to me; but there are some issues that I opted to ignore cos I don’t know anything more than what is written – inorder to discuss their conflicts, traditions, heritage and customs.
I’ve never been to Egypt and I’ve never been intrigue to its history – but something in its distinctive ancient history that gives me interest now. The first time I saw this book – from a friend – it never stopped me from reading it. It’s quite amusing to learn new things that are unknown to me – from the Old Kingdom to Middle Kingdom to the New Kingdom up in its late period. It’s amazing to know their extraordinary heritage and traditions. How conflicts destroyed a dynasty and how inter-relationship bonded power among the Royal Blood.
Egyptians beliefs – as I perceived it to be – are of the devil cos they are worshipping cults. I’m not in the position to make that statement though, I still have plenty unfinished portion of the book to read. Egyptians believes Reincarnation and Resurrection – life after death. These people worships different Gods and Goddesses – 9 or 8 Gods that I can’t even remember the names.
Their beliefs, however, make a huge impact in the development of their arts and architecture. Though they did not actually planned to practice it for the said category, but those reliefs are marvelous that identifies the workmanship and artistry in their times.
I know, I have much more to learn cos I am not finish yet – but I am eager to share what I have learned so far.
It will be nice if I’ll receive something from you to share about the topic I am busily working on.
Ancient Egypt as represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
by William Stevenson Smith, Ph.D.
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