… their religious rituals. The buildings, with their forms and decorations, were sandstone/granite incarnations devoted to a plethora of Gods and Goddesses. According to L. Sprauge De Camp, these structures had the power of giving
life through the magic of simulation in this world and immortality in the afterlife, even if no specific religious ceremonies were performed (193).
As mentioned in a number of ancient texts, temples and their contents, whether altars, doorways, windows or specific materials used for religious rituals, are part of the world of the dead which accounts for certain parts of their burial tombs being …
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