Mini Episode: Festivities of Heat

The Religious Year (6 + 7 / 12): Great and Small Heat

The sixth and seventh months of the year were called Great and Small Heat, respectively. They were a time of mainly elite ceremonies: obscure theological performances that took place in the great temples. Among the festivities were celebrations of the gods Anubis and a deified pharaoh, Amunhotep I

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