From the earliest times, the Egyptians studied the night sky, noting the position of the stars and plotting their courses as the seasons changed. The sky goddess, Nut, who protected mankind from her home in the heavens, was a common tomb decoration; she was often painted with her star-studded body stretching protectively across the ceiling, keeping the mummy safe in the same way that she sheltered the living. During the Old Kingdom (2686–2181 B.c.), two groups of stars were identified in the PYRAMID TEXTE: the Akhenu SKU, “imperishable stars,” which were believed to be the souls of the deceased who had gone to “heaven,” and Akhemu crutch, “stars that never rest,” known today as the planets.
Later in the Middle Kingdom (2055–1650 B.c.), “star clocks” decorated the wooden coffins of the deceased. The “star clock” was a kind of calendar that identified 36 groups of stars, or decals, and their locations in the sky. By the Middle Kingdom, the Egyptians had identified five planets and called them the stars that “never rested” because they seemed to sail across the sky. The brightest of the decans was Sirius, the Dog Star, whom the Egyptians called the goddess Sopdet. Her appearance around the middle of July signaled the beginning of the season of “inundation,” when the Nile rose and flooded the land, covering it with rich topsoil. The Middle Kingdom “star clocks” seemed more decorative than accurate, because every 40 years a “star clock” was off for about 10 days.
During the New Kingdom (1550–1069 B.c.), the decans or stars decorated tomb ceilings, notably the tombs of Senenmut and Ramses IV in the VALLEY OF THE KINGS and the OSIREION of Seti I at ABYDOS. These astronomical ceilings were inscribed with texts relating to the decan’s journey through the Underworld. Jupiter was named “Horus Who Limits the Two Lands”; Mars, “Horus of the Horizon,” or “Horus the Red”; Mercury, “Sebegu,” a god associated with SET; Saturn, “Horus Bull of the Sky”; and Venus, “One Who Crosses” or “God of the Morning.” The night sky was divided into “northern sky,” which held the big dipper, called “Meskhet,” and “southern sky,” which held Sirius, called Sopdet, and Orion, whom the Egyptians called “the Guardian of the Soul of Horus.”
The atmosphere in Egypt is great all year round, but the best time to make a tour in Egypt and enjoy it, is from October to April, you can enjoy Christmas tours in Egypt or New Year's Tours. And spring festivals ( Easter ).
After the danger of the Coronavirus, Egypt is one of the security countries you can visit, the situation is very stable now in Egypt, tourists enjoy tours in Egypt, with safe movement and security by the police in every region of Egypt and all tourist places in particular. Securing tourists in Egypt is the most important priority of the Egyptian government.
If you are looking for Egypt tours, best things to do in Egypt and best Egypt tour itinerary, Cairo and Luxor Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority, visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy 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 or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy a lot of activities there.
Egypt has many tourist attractions that you can visit and enjoy a tour of Egypt different and unique, from the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt: The Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Saqqara, Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor temple, and many landmarks located in each city of Egypt.
If you are looking for great tours of Egypt and perfect vacation, 5 to 8 days is perfect for a great vacation in Egypt, and you must visit Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza and enjoy the Egypt Nile cruise tour between Luxor and Aswan.
There are many Egypt Nile cruise, we recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people.