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The Afterlife and Judgment

Egyptian Mythology Afterlife and Judgment Story

One of ancient Egypt main ideologies was the afterlife. They believed that the soul is immortal and the earth was only part on a larger journey. They believed that the soul consists of nine-part that was part of one earthly existence and at death, the Akh (Transformed-self), As recorded in the book of the dead, Would be met by the god of death Anubis and guided to their final resting place the hall of truth and wait their turn for judgment. And when the right time comes, Anubis would lead the souls to stand before the scribe of Thoth and Osiris in front of the golden scales where the Goddess of Harmony and balance Ma’at would be present, surrounded by the forty-two judges who would consult with the gods to determine every soul’s fate. The Egyptians chose to preserve their body using mummification if the soul chooses to return from death and visit earth.

The process of judgment begins with the heart of the soul, handed to Osiris who place it on a great golden scale balanced against the white feather of Ma’at (the feather of truth). If the soul’s heart was found to be lighter than the feather and the gods and the forty-two judges agreed then the soul was justified, the soul was allowed to move on to heavens called the Field of Reeds (The place of purification and eternal bliss) by boarding the ship of Ra through the dark underworld and If the heart was heavier than the feather, it would be thrown on the ground, then It will be eaten by the monster god Ammut who has the face of crocodile and the back of a rhinoceros Known as “the Gobbler” and the person’s soul would cease to exist.

FAQ

A-8 days in Egypt, including a Nile River cruise and professional, private guides, will cost approximately $1,500 per person. Not bad considering this estimate also includes private guides for all of the sites and attractions.


A-There is no FCO advice against travel to Cairo, Alexandria, the tourist areas along the Nile, and the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. The section of the country between the Nile and the Red Sea is also considered mostly safe.


A-If weather is your primary concern, the best time to visit Egypt is during the northern hemisphere fall, winter or early spring (October to April), when temperatures are lower. To avoid the crowds at ancient sites like the Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, and Abu Simbel, try to avoid peak season (December and January).


A- An Egypt visa is required for most travelers including American and British passport holders. Americans and citizens fro 40 other countries can obtain an Egypt visa on arrival at the Cairo International airport at the bank kiosks before the immigration counters for $25 USD and are valid for visits up to 30 days.


A-Pants, Capris, Leggings, and Shorts...Basically, as long as your knees are covered, you are good. So whether you choose pants or capris, you will feel comfortable and remain respectful. Local women wear long pants or skirts.


A-On our Egypt tours that travel south to Aswan, include 3 or 4 night Nile cruise as standard. There is always the option to upgrade to a 5 star Luxury Nile cruise, which offers well–appointed and outward facing cabins.


A-The fixed deposit amount is 25% of the tours total price Except for Egypt Christmas tours, new years and other peak seasons where the deposit goes up to 50%.