Women in Egyptian Religion
00:00 - 03:01
3m 1s
Examines the role of women in Egyptian religion, especially "God's Wife of Amun," the highest priestess in the Egyptian religion and temple estate at Karnak.


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Examines the challenges to Egyptian religion and changes undertaken by the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti who tried to become the only link between the Egyptian people and the cosmos through their denial of polytheism.
Offers an explanation for the disappearance of the tomb of Alexander the Great during the rise of Christianity. As Alexander had been deified, early Christians saw his tomb as a challenge to the worldly triumph of Christianity and sought to erase it from the historical record.
Covers the importance of Amun in Egyptian religious beliefs and some of the devotions undertaken for Amun.
Explores the contest and rivalry between the Egyptians in Upper Egypt and the occupying Hyksos, who had more advanced technology, in Lower Egypt.
Recounts the discovery of artifacts related to Queen Nefertiti, who wielded considerable power alongside her husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten. She is known also a beautiful queen, even attested in poems of her husband.