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Title: Foreign aromatic products in the cultural and religious identity of ancient Egypt
Authors: Incordino, Ilaria
Keywords: African aromatic productsPuntGod’s LandEgyptian mythology
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Ilaria Incordino, "Foreign aromatic products in the cultural and religious identity of ancient Egypt", in: Ilaria Micheli (ed.), "Materiality and Identity. Selected papers from the proceedings of the ATrA Conferences of Naples and Turin 2015", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 149-156
Series/Report no.: ATrA Aree di transizione linguistiche e culturali in Africa
Brief analysis of the different values of some aromatic products, which Egypt
imported from African countries and became a fundamental part of the belief
system of ancient Egyptian religion. Scented trees and plants were particularly
important since they were used to evoke the Gods and recreate a sacred
space for them on Earth. Beautiful gardens, sensual pleasures and the divine
birth of pharaohs were all linked to the use of those foreign products, thereby
justifying their provisioning through commercial expeditions planned by the
crown over the centuries.
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-750-4
eISBN: 978-88-8303-751-1
Appears in Collections:ATrA 1. Materiality and Identity

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