Bronze Age

Start date

3100 BCE

End Date

395 AD


Ancient Egyptians

Date Notes

Generally considered to have gradually faded after the Roman Empire adopted Christianity, with the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions dated to the 5th century AD. Assume when the Temple of Isis at Philae was closed in the Byzantine period.

Main Teachings

Ma'at (order, balance), afterlife

Metaphysical Beliefs


Ethical and Moral Principles

Ma'at (Truth, justice, harmony)

Ritual and Devotional Practices

Temple rituals, Burial practices

Spiritual Practices

Dream interpretation, Meditation

Foundational Teachings and Scriptures

Pyramid texts, Book of the Dead

Narrative Traditions

Myths of creation, Pharaohs

Sub Type


Historical and Cultural Context

Ancient Religions

Historical Development

Primal or Indigenous Religion

Geographical Distribution

Eastern Religions, Western Religions

Organizational Structure

Institutional Religions

Scriptural Authority

Revealed Religion

Sociological Approach

Ethnic Religion

Philosophical or Ideological Focus

Naturalistic Religion

Gods or Deities

Ra, Osiris, Isis

Beliefs on the Afterlife and End Times

Afterlife judgment in Duat and journey to Aaru

Existance of Afterlife


Existance of Reincarnation


Religious Structures

Temples, Pyramids, Mastabas

Religious Leader Types or Roles

Priests, Priestesses, Pharaohs