The Study of the Sacred Space in Ancient Egypt: an example of interaction between Egyptology and other Fields of Knowledge

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Abstract

Facing the Egyptology’s history, we must recognise the fundamental contributions of natural sciences, philology and archaeology to the progress of our knowledge about the Pharaonic civilisation. We should also not obliterate the input offered by
social sciences to our research. In this paper, the author intends to demonstrate how these domains of knowledge, such as philosophy, anthropology or history of religion, can be very profitable to Egyptology, more specifically to the study of the Sacred Space in Ancient Egypt. Thus, the aim of this paper is to acknowledge the importance of studying the sacralisation of space by the Nilotic people from the perspective of the social sciences and to understand its benefits in the construction of a more solid and coherent model of Egiptological studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEgypt 2015: Perspectives of Research
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh European Conference of Egyptologists. 2nd-7th June 2015, Zagreb, Croatia
EditorsM. Tomorad, J. Popielska-Grzybowska
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherArchaeopress
Pages51-56
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78491-585-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-78491-584 1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventVIIth European Conference of Egyptologists. Egypt 2015: Perspectives of Research - Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 2 Jun 20157 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameArchaeopress Egyptology
PublisherArchaeopress
Number18

Conference

ConferenceVIIth European Conference of Egyptologists. Egypt 2015: Perspectives of Research
Abbreviated titleCECE7
CountryCroatia
CityZagreb
Period2/06/157/06/15

Keywords

  • Sacred Space
  • Water
  • Land
  • Rudolf Otto
  • Gaston Bachelard
  • Mircea Eliade

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    Pires, G. B. (2017). The Study of the Sacred Space in Ancient Egypt: an example of interaction between Egyptology and other Fields of Knowledge. In M. Tomorad, & J. Popielska-Grzybowska (Eds.), Egypt 2015: Perspectives of Research: Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference of Egyptologists. 2nd-7th June 2015, Zagreb, Croatia (pp. 51-56). (Archaeopress Egyptology; No. 18). Oxford: Archaeopress.