Beginning of Time and the End of Eternity ~ Calendar of Ancient Egypt

The Beginning of Time and the End of Eternity

In the Presence of the Nab ar Djar – Lord of the End

Found in books in in the Par Madja’t – House of Books

The ascending and descending of the Pasdjat wr – Great Ennead

Three houses, one each, – Tomorrow, A’sir – Yesterday, Har – Today

 

The calendar of ancient Egypt is reconstructed using the latest research into Helioplian, Memphite, regional, astronomical, Delta region and Elephantine mythologies. Its festival days, good and combative days are found in several archaeological and literary sources. The calendar is calibrated with the Heliacal rising of Sapdat (Sirius) that establishes the opening of the year (Wpat Ranapat) over the ancient Capital of Man nafr (Memphis) as it was traditionally established in the Early Dynastic period, c. 2773 b.c.e. The calendar is one of the most important facets of ancient Egyptian culture.

Archaeological Sources

Papyrus Cairo 86637 c. 1271 – 1163 BCE

Temple of Horus at Edfu c. 142 – 57 BCE

Temple of Hathor at Dendera c. 305 – 100 CE

Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu, c. 1150 BCE

granite trough for the seeded earth, Dynasty 22 king at Koptos, c. 850 BCE

Papyrus Jumilhac, c. 100 BCE

Papyrus Louvre N 3176, c. 332 – 30 BCE

Papyrus Sallier no. IV, 19th Dynasty, c. 1,293 – 1,185 b.c.e.

British Museum Papyrus EA10474 verso – Calendar of Lucky and Unlucky Days, Third Intermediate Period, c. 1,080 – 525 b.c.e.

El-Lahun (Kahun) Papyrus, 12th Dynasty, c. 1,991 – 1,782 b.c.e.

 

Literary Sources

Gautschy, R. Der Stern Sirius in Aegypten. – Published in: Zeitschrift fur Aegyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 178, Vol. 2, 2011, 116-131.

Dawson Warren R. Some Observations on the Egyptian Calendars of Lucky and Unlucky Days – Published in: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Volume. 12, Number 3 October 1926.

December 14, 2017
  • I Parat Shaf Badat Day 29

    December 14, 2017

    First month of Parat - Going forth (Growing) month of Shaf Badat (Swelling of Wheat) Day 29

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  • Good, Morning, Day and Night

    December 14, 2017

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  • Appearance in the sight of Hw

    December 14, 2017

    Appearance in the sight of Hw (Authoritative Utterance)

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  • DjaHwtya (Thoth) sends wdj southward to guide Ta'wya by Ba'sat together with the unique Lady, Sakhamat the great

    December 14, 2017

    DjaHwtya (Thoth) sends wdj (decree) southward to guide the Ta'wya (Two lands) by Ba'sat (Bast, Bastet) together with the unique Lady, Sakhamat (Sekhmet) the great

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December 15, 2017
  • I Parat Shaf Badat Day 30

    December 15, 2017

    First month of Parat - Going forth (Growing) month of Shaf Badat (Swelling of Wheat) Day 30

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  • Good Morning, Day and Night

    December 15, 2017

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  • Crossing over in presence of Nnw from temple of Ha'pya the father of the Natjrw and the Pasdjat, lords of Har عHع

    December 15, 2017

    Crossing over in presence of Nnw (Nun) from temple of Ha'pya (Hapi) the father of the Natjrw (gods) and the Pasdjat (Ennead), lords of Har عHع (Hor Aha)

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  • Incense on the fire according to list of names of the Natjrw

    December 15, 2017

    Incense on the fire according to list of names of the Natjrw (gods)

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  • Return of the Distant Natjrat Tafnet from Bwgam

    December 15, 2017

    Return of the Distant Natjrat (Goddess) Tafnet (Tefnut) from Bwgam (Southern land, possibly Nubia)

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  • III mansions, I each of: Rع A'sir and Har

    December 15, 2017

    III mansions, I each of: Rع (Tomorrow) A'sir (Yesterday) and Har (Today)

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  • the عrqyaH

    December 15, 2017

    عrqyaH - last day of the month.

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