The Living Quarters – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 24

From the above discussion, it is clear that priests were far from the only members of the temple complex staff. There were ordinary field...

Storage Facilities – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 23

Granaries were an important storage area for most temple complexes. The usually consisted of independent or a series of adjacent silos made from mud...

The Temple Estate – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 22

Temples were endowed by the kings of Egypt, an arrangement that gave the pharaoh, as well as the temple, considerable power. These estates were...

Support Facilities – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 21

Larger temples might literally employ thousands of people in various capacities, and around these institutions, various industries matured. Often within the temple's perimeter walls,...

The House of Life – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 20

The institutions associated with the ancient temples and known to the Egyptians as per ankh, or "house of life", were nothing less then the...

Sanatoria – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 19

A sanatoria was basically the very ancient equivalent of a medical (or magical) clinic (with hospital attributes), where the sick or injured could come...

Nilometers – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 18

Ancient Egyptian life revolved around the level of the Nile river. It's high floods bought fertile growth to the Nile Valley, and when the...

Sacred Lakes – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 17

We believe that most temple precincts included a sacred lake. Archaeologists have excavated a number of these, and therefore we know that at least...

Mammisis – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 16

The mammisi, which is often referred to as a birth house and considered by some to be a temple in its own rite, was...

Sanctuary and Shrine – Ancient Egyptian Temple Elements 15

Though it was hardly ever the most architecturally impressive part of a temple, the inner sanctuary was the most holy part of the temple...
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