In his lecture Dutch Egyptologist Huub Pragt discusses ancient Egyptian believes. According to the views of the Egyptians, passing away formed a transition from this life here to a new life in the Realm of the Dead. At the time of death, the deceased began a difficult and dangerous boat trip to another reality called Duat. The daily sunset and sunrise played a major role in these religious believes. Every deceased person was equated with the night figure of the sun god Ra. In the middle of the night a mystical amalgamation came into being with the god of the Duat, Osiris. This allowed the dead to transform into Horus, the son of Osiris. At the end of the night sky journey the deceased will be reborn as Ra-Horus from the body of the sky goddess Nut. In the first hour of the day there will be dealt with the greatest enemy of the sun god, the snake Apopis.
Lecture: The Night Sky Journey
On Monday March 18, 2019, Egyptologist Huub Pragt will give a lecture in Cairo.
The lecture is organized by the Tourism Guidance Department of ‘Helwan University’.
Location: Garden City.
Further details will be announced at the end of December 2018.
This event is part of the clustered ‘Ancient Beliefs‘ program.