Egypt

What beliefs Egypt have?

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2010-02-12 10:10:19

In modern Egypt Islam is the leading religion. There is also a

considerable population of Christians, principally members of the

Coptic Orthodox Church. Prior to 1948, there was also a noteworthy

population of Jewish, but almost all followers of Judaism have now

immigrated to Israel.

In ancient times, Egyptians followed the Egyptian pagan

religion, which was a quite complex, syncretistic religion with

many gods. This gradually disappeared from the late fourth century

onwards because of Roman imperial support for Christianity.


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