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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Opet Festival Reply with quote

Can anyone help me out here? I know the basic idea and season but little else.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a bit of information here at touregypt:
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/festival.htm

I think there are specific inscriptions that refer to this festival.
I can't remember the details Confused
I have a vague memory of Tutankhamen having inscriptions referring to the Opet festival? I could be wrong ....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was off by a couple of generations Smile
The king I remember reading about was Amenhotep III

There are also scenes from the opet festival from the time of Hatshepsut:
http://www.maat-ka-ra.de/english/bauwerke/red_chap/hat_redc.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this site they talk about the procession of the sacred boat but then the author suggests that this festival lasted many days.
http://www.philae.nu/akhet/Opet.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
There's a bit of information here at touregypt:
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/festival.htm

I think there are specific inscriptions that refer to this festival.
I can't remember the details Confused
I have a vague memory of Tutankhamen having inscriptions referring to the Opet festival? I could be wrong ....


I went on the website, I helped me a great deal. It had a vast amount of information Smile
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