At the heart of the Egyptian calendar year was the rising waters of the Nile as part of the annually-occurring inundation. Egyptians noted that the Sirius star (Sothis) would rise roughly at same time every year, which for between 3,000-2,500 BC was in late June. With the inundation usually happening shortly thereafter, the Egyptians celebrated … Continue reading The Inundation – the New Year
The hymn refers to Egyptian religion and the Egyptians' relationship to the Nile. This also provides some clues as to the economy and Egyptian society as well as the Egyptians attitudes/worship of Nature.