Our modern calendar had its beginnings in ancient Egypt. Julius Caesar’s interaction with Cleopatra VII offered Rome a number of cultural innovations, including a more efficient way to measure time. Renamed the Julian Calendar in his honor, it travelled with Rome’s legions to the corners of the globe. Eventually, most of the world came to operate on some form of the Julian Calendar. Pope Gregory XIII put an end to Caesar’s calendar, but the Gregorian calendar we use is still based on it.
The Ancient Egyptian Daybook, made possible through a successful Kickstarter campaign, is scheduled for August 2016 release. The Daybook will provide scholarly detail on how the ancient Egyptian calendars worked, and includes a companion perpetual calendar in daybook form. The project also expands on a festival calendar that appeared in Tamara L. Siuda’s 2005 The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook. It will include additional information from Tamara’s more than 20 years of research into and translations of ancient sources.Back the Project with a $10 eBook pledge Back the Project with a $25 eBook & Softcover pledge Back the Project with a $75 eBook & Hardcover pledge * Note: pledge levels are three of the same levels from the Kickstarter campaign and will be fulfilled in August 2016 with the Kickstarter rewards. Pledge prices do not necessarily represent the final prices set on books for general release in August 2016, and are probably lower than release prices will be.
“I wish I had this when I was in school!”Juzzen (Kickstarter backer)
“Perfect gift for my Egyptophile wife. Shhh. Don’t tell her.”(a Kickstarter backer)