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Religionens roll i konsten och arkitekturen i antika Egypten
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this Bachelor thesis in religious history, is to examine how religion reflects in the artwork and in the architecture in old and new kingdom in ancient Egypt, also to explore how book of the death reflects in the artwork. By means of using the visual culture theory, I have analyzing the selected pice of art with myths and texts from the ancient religion, to been able to come the the results of this study. It was know that religion had a major part in the artwork of ancient Egypt, especially in the new kingdom. In the old kingdom pharaoh generally was in the centre of the art, but also the gods. In new kingdom they started to illustrate texts and myths from book of the death, and the life after death was of great matter. During new kingdom was the architecture most temples for the gods, but in old kingdom when the pharaoh's power was great, they changed the burial ground from mastabas to pyramids. Still it's unclear why they started to builded pyramids, some theories is that was for pharaoh's Ka (soul), to help Ka climb to the gods, another theory is that it only was a revolution in architecture or just a building to show the pharaoh's power. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [sv]
Egypten, religion, dödsboken
National Category
History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201876OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201876DiVA: diva2:629668
Subject / course
History of Religion and Social Sciences of Religion
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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