The culture of Egypt is perhaps one of the most fascinating pages in the history of mankind. It is not for nothing that Russian tourists fell in love with Egypt so much – not only for the warm Red Sea and its cheap hotels on “all inclusive”, but also for the most interesting excursions that are available at mass resorts – trips to Cairo to the famous pyramids of Giza, and trips to Luxor in the Valley of the Pharaohs and Karnak Temple. Indeed, Egyptian civilization is original. According to some ideas, reflected in Egyptian creation myths, people arose from the tears of the sun god Ra. Two main cults formed in ancient Egypt: the cult of Osiris and the cult of the sun.
For a long time, the pyramids were associated with the solar theory, since the sun in Egypt was the main deity, and the pharaoh was the son of Ra, the god of the sun. It was believed that the pyramids symbolized the frozen stream of sunlight. After all, it is known that the walls of the pyramids were lined, and they could see their dazzling radiance at a distance of many kilometers around. Continue reading