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Colors, Magical In Egyptian mythology

Colors in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a civilization known for its rich culture and art. Color played a significant role in Ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians used a wide range of colors in their paintings, sculptures, and other art works. What do you think about joining our Egypt tours to discover the amazing Egyptian mythology stories? Each color had a specific meaning and symbolism in that time that you will discover during your Egypt day tours. In this blog, we will take a closer look and go in depth at the ancient Egyptian colors, we will explore the most popular color in ancient Egypt. If you are interested in discovering the history of Egypt, check out our Luxor day tours because it is the land of the Egyptian pharaohs.

What are the colors in Egyptian mythology ?

Experience our Egypt travel packages to the ancient Egyptians, they had a large palette of colors at their disposal such as: red, blue, green, yellow, black, and white. Each one of these colors had a specific meaning that you will discover during your Egypt Luxury tours and was used to express different emotions and ideas.

- Black: it is not a true color but the absence of light and is associated with death, the necropolis, and the mummy OSIRIS as ruler of the Netherworld was called “the black one.” Black was the color of the mortuary gods ANUBIS and Khanty-Amentu, and they were shown as jackals with black coats. I suggest joining our Egypt Classic tours to the temple of Karnak in Luxor, you will enjoy the sound and light show about many pharaohs such as Hours.   

Blue was the color of infinity, the cosmos, and the sky. Amun was sometimes shown as blue, as a reminder of his association with the cosmos. Check our Blue beards, wigs, and crowns adorned the gods, and blue faience amulets were a favorite among the ancient Egyptians. 

- Gold was “the skin of the gods,” the divine metal that never tarnished and symbolized eternal life in the next world. If you want another destination to discover secrets about pharaohs and get fun with many activities, book our Aswan day tours. It is a great nubian village, you will enjoy many things to do with philae and Edfu temple. Or if you love activities, book our felucca ride in Aswan.     

- Green was the color of life, renewal, regeneration, and vegetation.OSIRIS, the god of resurrection, bore the title, “The Great Green.” Green meant good things. The sacred eye paint that adorned both priests and the statues of the gods was ground from green malachite, and the word meant joy. Join our Egypt Cultural tours to visit Osiris temple located in Abydos to discover the eternal love story between Isis and Osris.

- Red was both a positive and negative color. Red symbolized life, energy, and victory and was often the color chosen for magical amulets such as the Tet. A prayer in the pyramid texts includes the plea, let my bread be made of red grain to ensure that only the finest bread was available to the king in the next world. All these mythology stories will be relevant and Clear during your Egypt spiritual tours.

But red was also the color of the desert, the barren wasteland thought to be the domain of evil and the god Set. To do “red things” was bad, the antithesis of doing “green” or good things. Red was an expression of anger, and a person with a “red heart” was enraged.

- white the absence of color represented purity and sanctity, and it was used in the sacred name “the white wall,” the epithet for Memphis References were made to “white unguents” and “white sandals” used in religious rituals. The priests in the temples wore white linen garments, and the statues of the gods were dressed in fine white linen. Let's go to discover Memphis city that is included in our Cairo day tours.

Another popular color was yellow, yellow color was used to symbolize the sun, and the Pharaohs.

- Yellow color was often used in paintings and sculptures to represent the sun-god Ra, also it was used to decorate temples and other religious buildings in that time. Don't miss time and choose now your Egypt trips with Your Egypt tours to gain knowledge about Colors in Egyptian mythology.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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