THEBES, A STROLL THROUGH ANOTHER WORLD
The wonders of archeology
An episode from the series LIVING STONES 2
To face their fear of death, ancient Egyptians showed great creativity in order to allow body and soul to access Eternity.
Everywhere along the banks of the River Nile, temples and tombs bear witness to a religion where death was exalted as a continuing life force in the ever-after. Hence the cults of the ram, the beetle or the cat, the mummification, the opening of the mouth ritual, the weighing of the soul, the magic spells…
Thebes, known today as Luxor, is home to the greatest concentration of divine and funerary monuments.