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1: The Myth of Egypt (Imagined Egypts) Key object - Cleopatra's Needle 2: Words of the gods (Myth and Language) Key object - The Metternich Stela 3: Millions of Gods (Deities and Myth) Key object - Statue of King Amenhotep III with Sobek-Ra 4: The Beautiful Moment (Creation Myths) Key object - The Shabaqo Stone 5: Everything Which the Sun Encircles (The Landscape of Egyptian Myth) Key object - Coffin painted with underworld map 6: Lord of the Two Lands Key object - Statuette of Tutankhamum as Horus the Hunter 7: The Big Fight (Conflict and Reconciliation) Key object - Papyrus Chester Beatty I 8: The Cosmic Eye (Myth and Symbolism) Key object - 'Sacred eye' Amulet 9: Personal Myths (Myth and Popular Religion) Key object - Ivory 'Magic Wand' 10: The Return of the Mummy Key object - Corn Mummy Timeline of Egyptian History Suggested further reading

About the Author

Geraldine Pinch has degrees in Egyptology from Oxford and Cambridge, and has given courses and seminars in Ancient Egyptian civilization and religion at both universities. She has served on the council of the Egypt Exploration Society and on the editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. She is now on the editorial board of The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, and is the author of several books and articles on Egyptian myth, magic, and religion.


`a masterly, clear, and concise account of a complex subject' Dr Richard Parkinson, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum

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