INFLUENCE OF THE PHARAONIC HERITAGE ON THE EGYPTIAN SOCIETY IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
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Chokair, M.(*), Zaki, M. & Maher, R.
1 PhD Student, Tourism Guidance dept., Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Helwan Univ., Cairo, Egypt,
2 Tourism Guidance dept., Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Helwan Univ.,
The birth of pharaonism was due to Ahmad Lutfi Al-Sayid who was interested in the history of ancient Egypt and its monuments. He tried to awaken the feeling of national pride among the Egyptians. The apogee of this tendency was in the 20s and 30s of the 20th century. Several themes of the pharaonic heritage ensure the cont-inuity between ancient Egypt and modern Egypt, from the beginning of the 19th century until the revolution of 1952. The pyramids, the sphinx, Tutankhamun and Isis have crossed time. These themes are expressed through literature, art, postage stamps and banknotes. Although there are - until today - areas that are inspired by ancient Egypt, this flow of pharaonism did not really reach the people. One of the reasons for the reluctance of Egyptians to accept this tendency was that its proponents did not correctly identify the character of the people.
Pharaonism Nationalism Revolution 1919 Pyramids Sphinx Tutankhamun
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