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Gearing up for Wep Ronpet: The Ancient Egyptian New Year

July 25, 2021

  Wep Ronpet, the ancient Egyptian New Year, falls on a variable day each year from late July to early August. It occurs when the star Sirius (known as spdt or Sopdet ) first rises in Cairo and once coincided with the annual flooding of the Nile river. This celestial event is called the heliacal rising of Sirius and continues to be observed today as the Kemetic New…

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Do any modern Egyptians practice ancient Egyptian religion?

April 27, 2021

  The thought popped into my mind while reading part one of Profane Egyptologists (where Paul Harrison muses about whether or not the Egyptological community and modern Egyptians would accept non-Egyptian Kemetics as legitimate practitioners of ancient Egyptian religion). Then it struck me again, while watching the Pharaoh’s Golden Parade of royal mummies to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. What a stupendous ceremony! Many Egyptians today appear to…