GENDER TRANSFORMATION IN DEATH: A Case Study of Coffins from Ramesside Period Egypt

@article{Cooney2010GENDERTI,
  title={GENDER TRANSFORMATION IN DEATH: A Case Study of Coffins from Ramesside Period Egypt},
  author={K. Cooney},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  year={2010},
  volume={73},
  pages={224 - 237}
}
  • K. Cooney
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
thought to be responsible for offspring from a sexual union, not women (Roth 2000). Egyptian mythologies dealing with rebirth after death were also highly masculinized (Zandee 1992). In the ancient Egyptian mindset, only male divine beings such as Atum, Osiris, or Re had access to the powers of creation or resurrection (Bryan 1996; Roth 2000). Goddesses were believed to be protective vessels. Atum, who dwelled at Heliopolis, was thought by the ancient Egyptians to have created himself, and the… Expand
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