Egypt’s culture revitalizes on Egyptian New Year’s eve



Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 03:37 GMT


Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 03:37 GMT

Ancient Egypt (Photo: Wikimedia)

Ancient Egypt (Photo: Wikimedia)

CAIRO – 13 September 2017: In celebration of the 6259th Egyptian New Year,
Cairo Atelier for artists and writers hosted a lecture given by Egyptologist Mohamed Abou Rahma entitled, “Egyptian Culture Correcting the Concepts”, on Sunday.

The main message of the concise lecture was that main stream culture in Egypt has been estranged and alienated in an intentional attempt to distort the oldest civilization on earth. The words seemed strange, but unfortunately true.

The average Egyptian nowadays sees the old civilization as that of heathens. But the conspiracy started a long time ago, actually at the same time the science of Egyptology was founded. The purpose in Abo Rahma’s point of view is to create a gap between Egyptians and their ancient civilization.

He started with the names of Osiris and Isis, underlining that these are Greek names that were twisted in the old Egyptian phonetics. In reality, they are not Osiris and Isis, they are Ozir and Issa.

He then moved to an important point regarding the word “Pharaoh”. He stated that this word belongs to Asia minor and not Egypt. “There are families that still carry that name in Turkey and Iran but not in Egypt,” he states. The correct name is Ancient Egyptians.

The word Amen that is said at the end of all three main eastern religious prayers (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) is not written anywhere in the holy books. It’s a reference to Amoun the Egyptian God. The phonetics in the name is not an ‘O’ but actually an ‘E’, in direct reference to Egypt’s most famous and powerful God.

The colloquial culture of ancient Egypt still takes a part in our daily modern life. An obvious example is “mouled”, which is mistakenly translated to birthday, but actually means the rebirth of the person each year, i.e. to renovate his character.

Abou Rahma corrects the popular belief that celebrating birthdays or rebirths with cakes is a Fatimid tradition; “The cakes are an obvious sign for the Sun God.”

On the topic of music, Abou Rahma pointed out that a big portion of books on the topic ignore completely Ancient Egyptian music, “they start with Greek music ignoring even Babylon music,” and some of these books are written by Egyptian researchers that he considers lack methodology to say the least.

Moving on to an incredibly controversial point in history, Abou Rahma states firmly that Moses was not Egyptian and that Hollywood’s attempts to portray Ramses II as the ruler who kicked him out of Egypt is total nonsense and has no historical proof whatsoever. The Jews and their stories were not mentioned in Egyptian history at all.

The lecture ended on a beautiful note, with Abou Rahma clarifying names that are used in today’s language without their correct definitions being acknowledged; such as “temple” being God’s house, “tombs” being the soul’s home which Abou Rahma considers as bringing beautiful meanings closer to the minds of average people.

As a German translator, Abou Rahma recites a verse from poet Erich Fried; “Since Moses, Egyptians were destined to die, war against them is different than all other wars.”

The cultural war is still going on.



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