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Ancient Egyptian Gods and Symbols




May 6, 2009

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Understanding Ancient Egyptian objects requires a familiarity with Egyptian beliefs about spirituality, death,  the roles of gods, goddesses, kings, and pharoahs. This collection aims to introduce important figures in Egyptian art as found in objects in the MIA, allowing for a more meaningful engagement with our collection.

As you look through this collection of images from the MIA and other historical sites and read about their individual meaning, think about how this system of symbols fit in to Ancient Egyptian beliefs as a whole.

What do these objects say about ancient Egyptians' spirituality?

What do these objects say about the role of art in ancient Egypt?

What themes do you see?

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Type: Instructional Set
Grades: 8-Adult
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion, Lecture, Self-paced Learning
Added to Site: May 6, 2009