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How useful is the archaeological evidence in helping us to understand the importance of religion in ancient Egyptian society?

Archaeologists from all over the world have uncovered and identified many artefacts of the Ancient Egyptian society. We use these artifacts to help us understand what life was like in that era and learn a lot about their cultures, for example how strong their beliefs were etc. Archaeological evidence, that we’ve discovered so far, has helped us a great deal to understand the importance of religion in Ancient Egyptian society and much have it can be themed with class as well. The higher class Egyptians such as pharaohs that are rich and very powerful are seen in all kinds of artifacts such as frescos and sarcophagi, this shows that they had very strong beliefs in the gods and the afterlife and could suggest that they spend a lot of their time performing religious rituals and sermons. This evidence informs of the importance of ancient Egyptian religion and the impacts it has on the society.

The vast majority of the objects and symbols that the Egyptians used had some importance to religion and their uses were mainly for religious purposes. For example, the sarcophagus was used as a special kind of coffin, made of gold and had symbols and hieroglyphics painted all over them. The sarcophagus was believed to be a kind of transport or protective shelter for the deceased while their spirit travelled to the afterlife under the guidance of Horus. These symbols had a lot to do with the gods Anubis and Horus and the afterlife, which proves that the Pharaohs were highly religious and believed heavily in the gods and afterlife. This may be because they were believed to be descended from the gods, and acted as the intermediary between his people and the gods and was obligated to sustain the gods through rituals and offerings so that they could maintain order in the universe. From this research, I believe that religion was one of the most...
How useful is the archaeological evidence in helping us to
understand the importance of religion in ancient Egyptian
society?
Archaeologists from all over the world have uncovered and identified
many artefacts of the Ancient Egyptian society. We use these artifacts to
help us understand what life was like in that era and learn a lot about their
cultures, for example how strong their beliefs were etc. Archaeological
evidence, that we’ve discovered so far, has helped us a great deal to
understand the importance of religion in Ancient Egyptian society and
much have it can be themed with class as well. The higher class Egyptians
such as pharaohs that are rich and very powerful are seen in all kinds of
artifacts such as frescos and sarcophagi, this shows that they had very
strong beliefs in the gods and the afterlife and could suggest that they
spend a lot of their time performing religious rituals and sermons. This
evidence informs of the importance of ancient Egyptian religion and the
impacts it has on the society.
The vast majority of the objects and symbols that the Egyptians used had
some importance to religion and their uses were mainly for religious
purposes. For example, the sarcophagus was used as a special kind of
coffin, made of gold and had symbols and hieroglyphics painted all over
them. The sarcophagus was believed to be a kind of transport or
protective shelter for the deceased while their spirit travelled to the
afterlife under the guidance of Horus. These symbols had a lot to do with
the gods Anubis and Horus and the afterlife, which proves that the
Pharaohs were highly religious and believed heavily in the gods and
afterlife. This may be because they were believed to be descended from
the gods, and acted as the intermediary between his people and the gods
and was obligated to sustain the gods through rituals and offerings so that they
could maintain order in the universe. From this research, I believe that
religion was one of the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian
civilisation because they take so much time do decorate all of the
sarcophagi with these hieroglyphics and put so much detail into their
paintings all in favour of the gods they worshipped. The word
“hieroglyphics” literally translates as “language of the gods” and they
were a way of communicating with the gods. This, therefore, really puts in
perspective for us how important religion really was to the ancient
Egyptian societies. To say that they wrote in the language of the gods
suggests that absolutely everything that they did was for their gods and
their religions. Hieroglyphics are also believed to tell the story of the life of
the pharaoh which had been put in the sarcophagus. However, not all of
the Egyptians were buried or mummified in this coffins, which suggests
that only the rich or powerful upper classes had access to such privileges,
almost to say as if religion was exclusive to those in higher power such as
the pharaoh’s and other important men and women.