egypt - Egypt The huge Temples of the New Kingdom were a...

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Egypt The huge Temples of the New Kingdom were a major part of the Egyptian villages that surrounded them for many different reasons. First off, because the definition of “temple” is, house of god, and the gods were a very important part in Egyptian society. The temples in each village also served as a type of bank and also provided things for the village. In addition the Temples were a kind of corporation in the villages and also brought order to the village. The temples also had many building inside the exterior walls. Along with the Temples being the “house of god” it was also considered an extended part of the pharaoh’s palace. Since the pharaoh was the highest priest he was among the selected that could enter the temple. The only people that were allowed into the temple included the pharaoh, priests, and high authorities in the village. There was one room that had a statue of a god. This room was the most important part of the temple and was usually set in the back part of the temple. Temples of the New Kingdom was also were most of the economy of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course CLASSICS 104 taught by Professor Marinotos during the Fall '07 term at Ill. Chicago.

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