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Egyptian Religion
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Importante Egyptian religion was polytheistic, that is, they believed in various gods and goddesses, not in just one.

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The deities had a half human (anthropomorphic) appearance, half animal (zoomorphic). They had several rituals, the most important of which was dedicated to favoring the wishes of the rising of the Nile River, which was very necessary for agriculture.

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The statue of Bes

At the service of religion, we could find priests, who had great power, accumulating great wealth in their temples, and they were owners of a large part of the country's land.
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The Egyptians thought that there was life after death, or in other words, an
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afterlife. The dead were buried in tombs (pyramids, mastabas, or hypogeum), some of which had rich graves goods. Thanks to that, we know a great deal about their civilization.
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Mummification

Source: BBC.Uk

A product of the belief in the afterlife was mummification, or the Coffinpreparation of the dead for the next life. The bodies were subjectedto a long process during which their intestineswere extracted (and deposited in glasses called “canopic jars”) and, through the coated in different substances, they were carefully wrapped in bandage to Salacot
preserve the appearance they had when they were alive.

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