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Power of Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt

The role of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt

The ceremonies and responsibilities of kingship had a religious element since the ancient Egyptian state developed within the context of religion. Religion came to be the foundation of the state because the King was respected both during his lifetime and after his passing. It was seen by the ancient Egyptians as a sure sign of the continuity of life and the stability of the cosmos. As a result, people participated in building its palaces, temples, and permanent residences with a degree of conviction that demonstrated how deeply they believed in the superiority of its rank. The pharaoh governed all of Egypt's territory, conducted war, collected taxes, and administered justice. All of this historical knowledge will be more relevant and obvious if you choose to join an Egypt tours.

The pyramids were a clear physical expression of the sanctity of the monarchy in ancient Egypt. Whatever it's worth, anything connected to the King became hallowed. His crowns, scepter, and all his insignia are heavenly. The matter reached the point of the ancient Egyptian belief that the "other world" for kings differs from the familiar people. If you are interested in discovering the Giza pyramids, I suggest booking our Giza day tours, to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, you can use your time in Giza and take a quad biking day tour in Giza pyramids you will find all resources available for entertainment during our Egypt day tours.

If kings died, their souls ascended to the high heavens; if the aware people died, they would rest in the earth's interior. The matter reached the point of adapting religion in the service of politics. Still, the priests, followers of the local Egyptian gods and the goddess of the defeated regions, resorted to a trick that prevented the extinction of their beliefs in the isolation of their gods by declaring that their gods were merely hypostases of the main god, not differing with him in essence.

To ensure the continuation and consolidation of this belief, the kings made the temples under their authority. The King used to appoint the chief priests of the major temples, and he was the one who supervised, through his administrative apparatus, the works of buildings and constructions of the temples and managed their properties of land and herds. He had the right to inspect their treasuries.

In general, the King in ancient Egypt had unique features in the eyes of his subjects, what those close to him portrayed him, and what he spread about himself. These features directly impacted the country's political life during the past centuries. If you are a historical person, you will enjoy our Egypt travel packages, especially Luxor, this city is rich in temples and the secrets of the ancient kings, so I advise you to check out our Luxor day tours too.

These features can be mentioned as follows:

  1. He is a divine, holy personality. Therefore, addressing him directly is inappropriate. However, it is permissible to speak in his presence without addressing or approaching him, not even under his shadow, which also enjoys sanctity. This means that the King cannot be opposed, no matter how wrong or unjust his policy is.
  2. He has divine knowledge, which makes him aware of every hidden thing. Hence, no one can think of conspiring against him, or forming an organization opposing him, because the King will expose this organization and punish those who develop it.
  3. Everything he says is enforceable and must be fulfilled immediately because his will is the law and has the same power as religious belief. And because the King is free from errors and sins, the Egyptians have no choice but to submit to him, obedient to his orders. Read more about our Egyptian mythology and discover the most famous Egyptian myths like isis and Osiris.
  4. In the presence of the King, there was no need for political institutions. What he says dispenses with the detailed legal rules, and what he sees reduces many of the roles of political and social bodies. It is a sin to enact what may restrict the King's power and might. Therefore the judges used to rule according to the local customs and traditions they deemed to be following the royal will. They may change these rulings if the King chooses because he is the source of legislation in whose name the judiciary must rule.
  5. There is a collective recognition that the royal will does nothing but good and seeks only help from everything, and therefore it should not be opposed to its choice or the complete conviction that it is the only link between people and gods. Who knows the desire of the latter and works to achieve it? Finally, Don't miss checking our on your Egypt blogs to discover more and more about the Power of Pharaohs.

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Your Egypt Tours is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

The best time to visit Egypt is generally from October to April where it is suitable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
 

Egypt travel usually have guided tours to archaeological sites, museums, and historical landmarks. Also have optional activities may include hot air balloon rides over Luxor, snorkeling in the Red Sea, or desert safaris.
 

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