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Ancient Egyptian Entertainment

Ancient Egyptian Entertainment

Ancient Egyptian Entertainment

Ancient Egyptian Entertainment - Egypt Tours Portal

Despite the ancient Egyptian civilization was built around the concept of death and the afterlife, the ancient Egyptian entertainment had a big part of Egyptian lives, they didn’t miss a chance where they could have had fun, they appreciated life and truly believed in the existence of magic.

Countless artworks, inscriptions, and various objects showcase ancient Egyptian entertainment and how the Egyptians enjoyed life through their various forms of entertainment.

They organized many festivals and ceremonies to celebrate all the moments of their lives whether they were positive or negative as they saw the touch of the gods in everything.

They had various forms of recreation, games, sports, dance, and music to pass the time and took full advantage of their life.

Ancient Egyptian Sports

The ancient Egyptians spent a great deal of time outdoors where the children would play in the yard or the streets various different kind of sports.

Boys would practice sports like wrestling, boxing, rowing, game-like tug of war played using a hoop and field hockey, while girls would engage in gymnastics, and dancing.

Both girls and boys were taught to swim and boat from an early age. Archery was known for being the sport of the royalty and nobility like Ramesses the great (1279-1213 BC) and Amenhotep II (1425-1400 BC). Physical fitness and athletics played a vital role in society as it was believed that a healthy childhood would create a productive adult member of the community.

Ancient Egyptian Sports were found everywhere in ancient Egypt like it was part of the king’s coronation, military victories, and even in religious festivals and ceremonies.

One of the most famous ancient Egyptian festivals was Heb-Sed which involved the pharaoh showcasing his physical fitness after thirty years of a king’s reign.

Sports or any form of physical exercised were valued and enjoyed by every member of any social status.

The ancient Egyptians would hold competitions like juggling, swimming, rowing, dancing, pageants, wrestling and javelin which were very entertaining popular spectator sports.

One of the most famous activities was hunting and fishing which took courage and patience.

Ancient Egyptian Music & Dancing

The ancient Egyptian civilization infused their society with the magic and dance of ancient Egypt, they enjoyed their life to the absolute fullest and every festival or banquet or celebration was only considered complete with dancing and music.

Within the secular and religious activities, music and dancing were the most important parts.

Male and female dancers would perform to music produced using harps, drums, lutes, flutes, clappers, cymbals, and tambourines.

They had various musical instruments which indicate the importance of music within their daily life.

During the banquets, the guests would enjoy a majestic show of gorgeous girls wear nothing but jewels and lithe acrobats dancing to enchanting music.

The musicians and dancers would encourage the guests to join in the party by clapping, chanting. Many scenes and images are immortalized on stone vessels and ceremonial palettes that showcase love, sensuality, and music having a major effect on their lives.

Dancing was one of the main components of ritual and also a celebration as dance troupes were available to hire to perform for any different event.

There were six different kinds of dancing in ancient Egypt harem dances, banquet dancing, religious & non-religious dancing, combat dancing, and street dancing.

The overall design of a party is not that much different from what we have today. Both the musicians and dancers would perform while the servants would tend to the needs of the guests.

Ancient Egyptian Games & Toys

There were a lot of board games and toys in ancient Egypt, young children would play with dolls, animal toys with moveable jaws, puppets either made of wood or clay.

Many told of Egypt middle kingdom (2040-1782 BC) were made of a piece of rope or string.

Many of the toys took the shape of animals like cats, dogs, frogs, mice, and birds.

The girl dolls were made of cloth and stuffed with grass, hay, and horsehair.

A mechanical dog with a lever that moves when someone presses it back was located in Egypt new kingdom (1570-1070 BC).

There were many board games in ancient Egypt like the Hounds and jackals board game found in King Tutankhamen tomb which purpose was the capture the opposing side’s pieces while advancing your own.

The oldest known board game known to man is Mehen a.k.a the game of the snake between 3150 BC and 2613 BC which was used as the ritual enchantment of the overthrowing of Apophis.

Most popular board game in the history of ancient Egypt was Senet which takes two players and is known to represent one’s journey from life to eternity.

Ancient Egyptian Storytelling

Storytelling was the most influential form of art in ancient Egypt. The stories and myths of ancient Egyptian gods and tales of heroes like the tale Sinuhe, the tale of Setna and Taboubu, the tale of the shipwrecked sailor or the ghost stories were told at gatherings, festivals, and parties.

These stories gave birth and evolved to the gods and the belief system of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

These stories had a moral impact on the people of ancient Egypt and reflected the values of the ancient Egyptians in the hope of enhancing one’s soul in the same way sports enhances one’s body.

The Egyptian understood the importance and value of entertainment to the physical and spiritual development of anyone’s life so don’t miss the chance to enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful artifacts and monuments in the majestic cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxorand Aswan. You get to board a magical Nile cruise on the lifestream of Egypt through our Egypt tour packages and explore the timeless heritage of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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