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Temples in Ancient Egypt have been central to much thinking and worship there would be one in most Egyptian towns and cities especially the fact that each temple itself would be dedicated and worshiped to a particular god and divine cult. The divine cult statues would usually be fed, clothed and adorned by the priests with daily ceremonies with a certain sacrifice in certain location where there would be festivals.

One of the most iconic and largest of the temples in ancient Egypt would be Temple of Amun at Karnak.

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This was a great building which has been enduring for 2,000 years with major additional Pylons, monuments, shrines and columned halls. Often the food used as offerings to the gods would be laid  before the gods , such as goods made by craftsmen. Then the rest would be redistributed to the priests and the workers.

The temple was central to the Ancient Egyptian world because they were not just religious centers, they were a form of national economy which owned much of the land in Egypt for farming. With much-employed workers. There were many thousands of laborers who worked on the lands, craftsman, herds of animals, and so on, these work forces had to be organized by the local king and the temples. The King also had a duty of expanding many temples, this was important because this would bring dedicated funding, normally the high priest would use these to please the gods “Maat” the cosmic order, it would ensure the king strength and favor for him and nation.

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On the days of important festivals in the religious practice, many were daily rituals and many were replaced with Festival observance. Depending on the festivals, with some at different times of the year. It depended on the timing and Egyptian civil calendar. While there were many festivals held in line of beginning of the seasons. There were many festivals that were dedicated to single temples but some were used in one or two regions, in other cases the entirety of Egypt these festivals were very important and celebrated highly.

Some temples had kept there Sacred animals, believed to be incarnations of the temples gods, such as Ba. Each temple would have a sacred animal kept inside and worshiped for a certain amount of time in the year, in other cases for the life of the animal.

The daily rituals and rites of the temples had two vital purposes, one was the offering rites, which was to clean and dress the god for the day and then one was for the presenting of the meal.

 

 

 

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