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Did the Egyptains believe their kings were actually Gods?

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Yes, there was a tradition that a King was a god after Death.

A stela discovered at Karnak and dedicated to Amun-Re and Tutankhamun indicates that the king could be appealed to in his deified state for forgiveness and to free the petitioner from an ailment caused by wrongdoing. Temples of his cult were also built as far away as in Kawa and Faras in Nubia.

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