Category: giza

egypt-museum:

Summit of the Pyramid of Khafre

Moon rising behind the Pyramid of Khafre in Giza.

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ir-egipto-travel:

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” …

📍 Giza Pyramids. Egypt 🇪🇬 #iregipto #egyptpassion
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egyptianways:

The Sphinx

ir-egipto-travel:

Creation Myths.

How did the Ancient Egyptians view their primordial beginnings? What was their view on creation? How did they explain their existence to themselves?

The answer isn’t as simple as you may think.

The Ancient Egyptians believed that their existence came into being spontaneously. The world is said to of risen from an infinite, lifeless sea called Nu. This was called the Zep Tepi or First Occasion.

The beginnings of creation varied between different parts of Egypt. Common elements of all these myths include the Benben. This was a mound shape that rose out of the waters of Nu – giving life.

Another common element is the Cosmic Egg – a substitute for the primitive waters or the primordial mound. Life spilled out and spread across the land.

Other players in creation included; The Ogdoad. These were eight divine beings who sprung life into Egypt. The god Atum and his offspring, the deity Ptah and the mysterious god Amun. All of these elements played key parts in the overall Egyptian creation myths. Some intertwining with each other.

Although there are conflicting accounts on how the Egyptians believed their universe started, its important to note than even by the end of the Old Kingdom (2181 BC), the Egyptians themselves had mostly forgotten the roots of these myths.

Hermopolis, Heliopolis, Memphis and Thebes all had a slightly different view on how Egypt came into existence. Creation was complicated.

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egypt-museum:

Egyptian Felucca Ride on the Nile

A cargo type felucca sails on the Nile near Cairo. The Pyramids of Giza are visible in the background.

ir-egipto-travel:

Life is not to wait the storm out but to learn to dance in the wind and rain!

📍 Giza Pyramids. Egypt 🇪🇬
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egypt-museum:

The Sphinx

Great Sphinx of Giza with the Pyramid of Khafre behind, Giza Plateau.

tours-from-hurghada:

Magical Overnight Trips to Cairo from Hurghada by Plane

There is nothing more magical than an overnight trip to Cairo from Hurghada by plane. you will feel as if you are the main protagonist of a fairy tale. all the immortal attractions of Cairo like Giza pyramids complex, the citadel, Khan El Khalili bazaar, the Egyptian museum & more are waiting for you.

ir-egipto-travel:

“We can see the Divine in each speck of dust, but that doesn’t stop us from wiping it away with a wet sponge. The Divine doesn’t disappear; it’s transformed into the clean surface.”

📍 Sound and light show. Giza Pyramids. Egypt 🇪🇬
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