How long was the Pharaonic religion practiced and what year did it finally end? I imagine the last worshiper was in Nubia since...

Larrey

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Sep 2011
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#11
The last recorded instance of old Egyptian religion is dated to 567 AD when Dioscorus of Aphrodito wrote to the governor of Thebaid complaining about a man that was "consecrating shrines with demons and wooden statues".
That's certainly intriguing, should well be the real deal, but we can't really be entirely certain that this feller actually still knew the ancient ways? (We've had quite a few people later claiming to be versed in the Ancient Mysteries of Egypt, but we certainly won't count the likes of Giordano Bruno here.)

Otoh the Isis cult outside Egypt meant a functional knowledge of hieroglyphics and the Egyptian language actually survived in western Europe for several centuries, to sometime around the 4th c. AD at least, and possibly longer. But then again the mysteries of Isis, Egyptian-derived as they were, were apparently never quite a feature in Egypt itself.
 
Nov 2016
970
Germany
#12
The question is somewhat unclear.

You ask about the end of the "Pharaonic religion", but you probably mean the ancient Egyptian religion in general? "Pharaonic religion" of course ended with the last ancient Egyptian pharaoh (Cleopatra VII).

The cult of Isis, which was independent of royalty, was practiced for much longer. Officially it was forbidden finally 535 CE by Justinian I.

In secret, it was possibly practiced until the middle of the 7th century, when Islam conquered Egypt.

The most reasonable answer, therefore, can only be (if you mean Egyptian religion in general):

Probably around 640 CE.
 

Maki

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Jan 2017
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Republika Srpska
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That's certainly intriguing, should well be the real deal, but we can't really be entirely certain that this feller actually still knew the ancient ways? (We've had quite a few people later claiming to be versed in the Ancient Mysteries of Egypt, but we certainly won't count the likes of Giordano Bruno here.)

Otoh the Isis cult outside Egypt meant a functional knowledge of hieroglyphics and the Egyptian language actually survived in western Europe for several centuries, to sometime around the 4th c. AD at least, and possibly longer. But then again the mysteries of Isis, Egyptian-derived as they were, were apparently never quite a feature in Egypt itself.
This was not much after Justinian closed down Philae and the man that Dioscoros complained about was connected to the Blemmyes, a tribe that had connection with Philae. So, it seems that this feller as you described him knew something about the old ways.
 
Aug 2018
192
America
#14
The Muslim conquest period is too late. Basically, the religion died out completely a decade, two at the most, after Justinian's death, so somewhere around 580. The only remnant of it is basically the few Egyptian hieroglyphs adopted into the Coptic alphabet and the Coptic word "Neteru" which means God.