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Aalieyah Creach

The Ancient Greek historian Herodotus wrote that the Egyptians were the most religious people he had ever come across. How is the relationship between man (and women) and the gods evident in the art that they create?

While Looking at all the Egyptian art pieces provided to me, I realized that Herodotus was right to point out the Egyptians were incredibly religious. Almost every piece I’ve seen is related to the Egyptian gods and their beliefs. For example, if you look at the book of the dead, you can see that it includes the god Anubis, the scribe of the underworld, the god Osiris, and the man Hunefer going through a trial of worthiness. Who other then man would have done these art pieces and the only reasons I can think of why would be to worship, respect, and honor there relationship with the gods.