Hurghada, egyptians curiosities

Statue of Liberty

Not everyone knows that the world famous statue in New York would have had to be put in origin to Port Said, at the entrance of the Suez canal. Upon returning from a trip to Egypt (1856), impressed by colossal sculptures that that civilization disappearance was able to erect, the French sculptor Bartholdi inspired by the statues of Abu Simbel, i think to sculpt a woman, with a torch, so to represent the progress or, better still, by portraying him in Egypt as the "light of Asia".
For economic problems the sculptor had to desist from the idea of placing his creation to the doors of the Suez canal and thus the statue, which was to represent "the light of Asia", was sent to New York and then became the "Statue of Liberty".

Egyptian hospitality

The Egyptians are very hospitable, great hosts and galanti with the Lord. The host is sacred and his every desire is fulfilled. For this reason we must be careful not to say that you don't like something that belongs to them, offer immediately with great momentum and without thinking about it a moment! A lunch egyptian always begins with a tasting of various mezze (appetizers) that can be olives, sambousek (Fried ravioli stuffed with meat or cheese), row (rolls of dough very thin pastry stuffed with meat or cheese), falafel (fried meatballs of minced beans), tursci (turnips and cucumbers in vinegar). The table is usually served as in Italy. The Egyptians often eaten without cutlery drawing with pieces of bread from the various dishes placed in the center of the table. Drink generally water or infusion of carcade and do not use alcohol. At the end of the meal is served turkish coffee ahwua that without sugar is called ahwua Sada, with little sugar ahwua mazbut, with lot of sugar ahwua succarziada, or the very dark and very sweetened shy.

What does Pharaoh ?

The word pharaoh means "great house", "palace". The Egyptians used this term for their king, from 1570 to 30 B.C. , when Egypt was conquered by the Romans. There are many symbols emblem of his power, such as the crown (white that in Upper Egypt, red than that of Lower Egypt, double that of the unified country); Attached to the waist of the kilt had a queue of animal, similar to those of the dogs or the bulls; appealed against a curved stick and a scourge. On his head appeared often the Ureos, the snake cobra female, representation of the eye of the sun god; on the shoulders was perched hawk Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. The sovereign you could bring only in the act of the citizen that prostrates herself up and kiss the ground. His birth was preceded by miraculous apparitions that neither anticipated the consecration. In one of the royal palaces is the inscription: "Worship the king: and he who created you all". However the same pharaoh adored Ra, the Sun God, in fact, it was called "son of Ra". The statues of the pharaoh were very stylized; those of the Queens were usually much smaller than those of the Kings.

Share this page