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This Was the Most Important God in Ancient Egyptian Lore

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Built over 3,000 years ago, the Great Temple of Amun was dedicated to the most important deity in Ancient Egypt: Amun. He was the God of fertility and creation and was seen as the protector of the realm.

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Much is known about the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, but new archaeology has revealed evidence of another powerful religious and political position, one led by women. Until recently, the God's Wives of Amun were all but forgotten, but Egyptologists exploring sacred sites have rediscovered their remarkable story. Learn the source of these women's power, explore their religious ceremonies and festivals, and see how they blazed a trail for the most famous Egyptian queen of all: Cleopatra.

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