• Climate Change and the Rise of the Cult of Re in the Fifth Dynasty

    Author(s):
    Lloyd Graham (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Egyptology
    Subject(s):
    Ancient Egypt, Ancient religion
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Old Kingdom, Fifth Dynasty, 4.2 ka BP event, drought, solar cult
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/dxtt-1630
    Abstract:
    It is suggested that the progressive and destructive aridification during the Old Kingdom was recognised by ancient Egyptians as a sun-driven phenomenon, and that this awareness may have contributed to the rise of the solar cult in the 5th Dynasty.
    Notes:
    This proposal is developed further (as Section 4.1) within my paper “Mythogeography and hydromythology in the initial sections of Sumerian and Egyptian king-lists,” which offers a wide-ranging consideration of both mythic and real flood/drought events.
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