2015/11/24

Welcome To Egypt The Land OF Pharaohs And Civilzations


Dear Guest and Client, Welcome to Egypt the land of pharaohs, peace, love, friendship, Hospitality and civilizations. With a history spanning a period of over 7,000 years, Egypt s rich and splendid culture retains an indisputable place in history books and ensures it holds a very special appeal for the discerning visitors .

Egypt bears incredible legacies amazing past civilizations . Egypt,the land of lush green vegetation, stark and quiet deserts. A country of humble villages unchanged by time and also the cosmopolitan – metropolis of Cairo a reflection of changing time itself.



What is your idea of a beautiful and interesting Egypt tour? Of course it should cover the historical side; however ... to make your Egypt tour up to a pleasant experience, a good company is important. We provide you with all relevant information on the places which you will visit, but we offer you also support where necessary. We appreciate and respect our customers. No hustle but quality time to experience and enjoy Egypt in a relaxed way.

It's a pity that mass tourists visit Egypt's unique historical sites in a hurry. To fully experience the ancient temples, but also modern, colorful Egypt with its friendly, warmhearted people, we take the time and travel according to our own flexible schedule. This offers the advantage that we visit the temples and the pyramids when it is quiet, so you can explore and experience the sites in a relaxed and peaceful way.

Our tours cover most places of the ancient world of Pharaonic times. For thousands of years ... patiently waiting ... in Egypt. Is it now your turn to travel back to ancient times?
You are invited and most welcome to enjoy a unique possibility to enrich your life with some 'real live' magical experience

 Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs 

King Tutankhamun Mummy secrets

Experience the short adventure trip in the Nile by a Felucca. You will sail in the Nile from Aswan to Edfu, passing through Kom Ombo. Make also your sightseeing trip in Upper Egypt beginning from Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, and also you can visit Luxor temples by road. In this Felucca, you will have full board and accommodation.



2015/11/09

What food did the Egyptians eat?

What food did the Egyptians eat?

The main food at every meal was bread, as in fact it was throughout Egypt, the Near East and Europe until the potato was introduced after the discovery of the Americas in the 15th century CE. 

The Ancient Egyptians, both rich and poor, ate so much bread that the people who lived in the lands around Egypt called them “bread eaters”. They also ate meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits, eggs & honey.

What Did the Egyptians drink?

Ancient Egyptians had drinks as an important part of their meals and for this reason the rich drank wine and the poor drank beer. Wine and beer were the main types of drinks but they also drank fruit juices and milk.

 Interestingly enough, Ancient Egyptians did not mostly drink water as it was considered unclean since it was from the Nile, which was said to be bacteria infested from waste.

Culture consisted of models of housing, food, architecture, etc. The Egyptians had a staple diet of bread, beer with vegetables such as onions, garlic, fruits such as dates and figs.

Meat and wine were consumed by everyone in general on some occasions, while the rich, he had very often. The social status of an individual was a decisive factor in the food he can consume.


  Ancient Egypt Food

Ancient Egyptian Food Facts

Ancient Egyptian Food Facts

  Ancient Egypt Food


 Ancient Egypt Food

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 Ancient Egyptian Food and Drink


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2015/11/04

Ancient Egypt Mythology

Ancient Egypt Religion & Mythology

In ancient Egypt religion played a central role in the lives of people. The inhabitants of the region had long worshiped natural objects such as animals, stones, trees, and mountains. Over a period of time, a colorful pantheon of animal gods emerged as a reflection of the varied wildlife that once thrived in Egypt.  Although these gods were initially represented in their natural forms, many were eventually depicted in human form, with only the heads retaining animal features. Amongst these animal deities were the lion-god Mahes, the hippopotamus-goddess Taurit, the crocodile-god Sebek, and the frog-goddess Heqit.

The scarab beetle was also sacred, and the most popular of good-luck charms. On account of its habit of pushing a ball of dung over large distances, the beetle came to be identified with the sun-god Khapre, who in Egyptian mythology pushed the sun across the sky everyday. Furthermore, the scarab's young, which seemed to miraculously hatch from dung, was likened to life emerging from the earth, thereby making the beetle a powerful symbol of regeneration. Accordingly, it was customary to bury scarab-shaped amulets with the dead.

Ancient Egypt Mythology
These days the Scarab Beetle is a popular souvenir


scarab beetle


The cat was also accorded a special place in Egyptian society. The cat-headed goddess Bastet was closely identified with the sun's power to ripen crops. The reverence in which cats were held led the Egyptians to develop something of a penchant for embalming their feline friends, as testified to by the countless cat-mummies discovered lying in special cemeteries.

The abundance of different gods did not mean that Egyptians worshipped them all. In fact each village had its own deity, one that might well be completely unknown by outsiders. Usually, these gods were presented as triads, that is with their wife and child. In the case of the big-city gods, their status very much depended on the fortunes of their city. Thus when a city became the capital, its principal deity would be elevated to the status of the national god. For example, when Memphis was the capital, its god Ptah was the national god. When Thebes became the capital, the god Amun was similarly brought to prominence.

These the national gods were, by and large, the concern of the ruling elite. They played little or no part in the lives of ordinary Egyptians, who continued to worship local gods in temples especially dedicated to them.

In ancient Egyptian mythology, the gods were, in fact, believed to have originally been mortals, albeit ones who were extraordinary and extremely long-lived. Having died, it was the job of the temple priests to ensure that their spirit, known as the ka, was perpetuated. Therefore, in temples that were often erected on the site where the god in question was thought to have been buried, the priests summoned the ka daily, using pictures or statues, and made vital offerings food and drink to ensure their eternal survival.

The Legend of Osiris

The Middle Kingdom saw a new trend in religious belief. Egyptians were deeply preoccupied by the question of life after death, and one myth seems to have struck a profound chord in them, that of Osiris. Both god and man, he suffered a terrible death, but his subsequent resurrection held the promise of eternal life for the ordinary Egyptian, a reward previously thought to be out of the reach of all except the rich and powerful.

Osiris
Osiris

Osiris
It was Osiris who presided over the
momentous Trial and Last Judgment


According to the myth, he was a much-loved Egyptian king who urged his countrymen to give up their barbarous ways and live good lives in accordance with the laws of the land and of the gods. Yet, he had a great enemy in the person of his jealous brother Seth, who set about plotting his destruction. Seth secretly had a beautiful golden chest made to fit the exact specifications of Osiris's body and then organized a banquet to which he invited the unsuspecting king.

There, he asked his guests to try the chest out for size, offering to give it to whomever it fit. One by one the guests climbed in, but predictably it matched no one. Until Osiris's turn, that is. Seth's men immediately sealed the chest and threw it in the Nile, where it was carried off downstream. Grief-stricken, his wife and sister, Isis, went in search of her unfortunate husband's body, which she eventually found and hid.

But Seth soon discovered it and tore it into 14 pieces, scattering them in different parts of the country. Isis once again embarked on a journey to find the fragments. Having successfully gathered them together, she miraculously turned into a kite, and using the wind in her wings, breathed life back into the body of her husband. Isis subsequently gave birth to a son, Horus, who would avenge his father's death by defeating Seth and seizing the Egyptian throne for himself.

Isis was worshipped as the most important Egyptian goddess and venerated as the ideal mother. For his part, Osiris remained in the land of the spirits where he became the much revered and powerful god of the underworld. It was Osiris who presided over the momentous Trial and Last Judgment, upon which the eternal survival of the soul depended. Summoned before him, seated at his throne, a dead person would undergo the rigors of an intense examination, declaring that he had led a good life and abstained from wrongdoings.

The dramatic moment came as the deceased's heart was weighed against the Feather of Truth by the jackal-headed god of the dead Anubis. If the deceased was found to be free of guilt and to have lived an exemplary life, he would be permitted safe passage to the afterlife. However, those who were deemed to have lived dishonest lives would suffer the fate of being devoured by Amenti, a terrifying god with a crocodile head and a half-lion, half-hippopotamus body. 


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