I love ancient history, I just like to know stuff about this and that. But when I think about studies on Egypt or Greek mythology, doesn't that consist of studying religion? Outside of the daily lives of the egyptians everything they did pretty much pertained to the worship of gods. Greek mytology is purely the study of Gods. In my book thats religion. If we do not speak of the bible to which every good historian and archeologist keeps close at hand because of its accuracy on historical events how could we possibly allow the study or mention of these other religions?