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Religion of Ancient Egypt

W. M. Flinders Petrie (1853-1942)

1. Chapter I: The Nature of Gods
2. Chapter II: The nature of man
3. Chapter III: The future life
4. Chapter IV: Animal worship
5. Chapter V: The groups of gods. Animal-headed gods
6. Chapter VI: The human gods
7. Chapter VII: The cosmic gods
8. Chapter VIII: The abstract gods
9. Chapter IX: The foreign gods
10. Chapter X: The cosmogony
11. Chapter XI: The ritual and priesthood
12. Chapter XII: The sacred books
13. Chapter XIII: Private worship
14. Chapter XIV: Egyptian ethics
15. Chapter XV: The influence of Egypt

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William Matthew Flinders Petrie – the father of Egyptian Archaeology – developed and applied statistical analysis to pottery from prehistoric sites and by this established seriation as a relative dating method as a major contribution to Egyptian Archaeology. In this scientific paper he describes special varieties of the conception of the supernatural in ancient Egypt. The source text also includes a list of "principal works on Egyptian religion" and a list of works "on religions ancient and modern".