Anna Stevens

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232444
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology


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This article focuses on the study of ancient Egyptian ritual and religion. It begins with a discussion of sources for studying ritual and religion. It then takes three ritual genres that are particularly well expressed in archaeological material — rites of exchange and communion, rites of affliction, and rites of passage — as a means of conveying further the character of the source material and some prominent directions of research.

Keywords: ancient Egypt; Egyptian ritual; religion; archaeological materials; rites of exchange and communion; rites of affliction; rites of passage

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Subjects: Archaeology ; Egyptian Archaeology

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