What was the role of a priest in ancient Egypt?

Answer The role of the priests (hem-netjer, meaning servants of the god) was not necessarily a religious one. They were hired to care for the cult statue, to teach, copy out literature, attend to finances... Read More »

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What did scribes do in ancient Egypt?

The ancient Egyptian position of scribe was an administrative one that had a range of job options. A scribe might have managed such things as records, accounts and estates, or written up contracts,... Read More »

What was the religion of ancient Egypt?

The religion of ancient Egypt was an elaborate polytheistic (many gods) one that varied by region and changed through time. This religion was very closely connected to the ancient Egyptians’ ever... Read More »

What was the slaves'religion in Ancient Egypt?

Because slaves came from so many different places, there was not one religion followed by all of them. The most well-known "slave" population of ancient Egypt was the Israelites, who worshiped Yahw... Read More »

What did the ba represent in ancient Egypt?

In ancient Egypt, the ba represented a person's soul. It was believed to be able to leave the body and freely travel. After death, the ba was believed to travel through the "realm of the dead" and ... Read More »