The Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), - Expert archaeologist and Egyptologist Ahmed Amer said that the ancient Egyptians had their own traditions of celebrating the New Year. This was reported by the Egyptian edition of Akhbar al-Yaum on January 1.
Amer added that the ancient Egyptians visited gardens, parks and fields, where if their favorite foods, in particular, ducks, geese, dried fish and drank grape juice and fresh wine.
The specialist noted:
"This holiday was called 'Beth Ranbet' ... its history goes back thousands of years."
He said that the ancient Egyptians attached special importance to the celebration of the New Year: on the eve of its onset, a statue of the goddess Hathor, who in ancient Egyptian mythology was revered as the goddess of heaven, joy, love, motherhood, fertility, fun and dances, was brought out in front of the crowds of Egyptians.
The ancient Egyptians celebrated the tree of life at festivities, which they chose from among the evergreen trees, which were considered symbols of the renewed life cycle.