Tagungssprache: Englisch, Italienisch, Französisch
Geographischer Bezug: Ägypten
Berichtszeitraum: Frühgeschichte / Antike
"In the light of the new exhibitions organized around the world and the new discoveries made (e.g. new Osiris Tomb in Sheikh Abd el-Gourna), following different analytic perspectives (e.g. personal god concept vs. cultural god concept, images of god vs. images of man), and making challenging questions (e.g. What is the nature of the relationship between Osiris and the world? Does the world existence depend upon Osiris?), it is useful to re-consider its pivotal and multifaceted function, which attracted so much interest during the millennia, rethinking Osiris at the dawn of the Third Millennium. One might re-think the conceptualization of the vast and heterogeneous body of material that bears upon what is conventionally known as ‘Osirian religion’."