Judgement of the Dead in Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians were very heavily affected by the dogma of the afterlife as they truly believed the soul was immortal and was part of a larger plan and a bigger journey. They were convinced that the soul consists of nine parts that were a part of one earthly existence and one of the parts the Akh “Transformed-Self” played crucial in the judicial process as written in the book of the dead. The ancient Egyptians mummified their body so they would be ready when the soul returns to the body once again.
The Judgement of the Dead in Ancient Egypt
The process of judgment begins with Anubis (God of the Dead) who guides the dead to the underworld their final resting place where they wait their turn to be judged. When their time comes Anubis takes them to the hall of truth in front of the lord of the underworld Osiris, Thoth (The God of Knowledge & Wisdom) who documents everything, and Maa’t (The Goddess of balance and Harmony) plus is surrounded by 42 Judges who consult with the ancient Egyptian gods to determine every soul’s fate.
The Weighing of The Heart Ceremony
Osiris begins by him taking the heart of the deceased which contains the soul then placing it on a golden scale then balanced against the white feather of Maa’t a symbol of truth and balance. If the heart was found lighter than the feather then Osiris, The other gods would counsel with the 42 gods and if he was found justified then he was allowed to cross to the heavens called the field of Reeds (The place of purification and eternal bliss) by boarding the ship of Ra through the dark underworld and if the heart was found heavier than the feather then the person would be eaten by the monster god Ammut a.k. The Gobbler has the face of a crocodile and the back of Rhinoceros and then the person’s soul would cease to exist.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.