OK, just floating this as an idea - now that Egypt is taking steps towards a new society, is it time to re-open, re-consecrate, or simply *build* some new, fully-operational temples for the worship of Amun-Re, Hathor, etc? We could use the very best Egyptological knowledge to reconstruct our best-guesses as to Egyptian religious practice. Some people might find that it suits them - as long as they don't take the *belief* aspect too seriously...
Imagine the beauty of a revived Opet festival, the procession heading between Karnak and Luxor, with flags snapping and obelisks gleaming. Of course there would need to be some changes made to make things more accessible, but that could be done, and it would potentially be a fantastic vehicle for teaching Egyptology itself.
So perhaps a true test of the tolerance and respect agenda that should be emerging in the world should be a concentrated effort to re-establish Ancient Egyptian religious practice in the Land of the Nile, and in the spirit of the New Egypt, I invite comments.
We've done it again! This time we biked from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital CT Scanner appeal. Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel, but they still don't have a dedicated Stroke Unit to cope with this devastating condition and major cause of death. Click here to find out more, and please help this fantastic cause. Thanks!