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The "Missing" 13 Days in The "Latin" Calendar!

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The "Missing" 13 Days in The "Latin" Calendar!

The Ancient Egyptian calendar followed the Sothic year. This fact is clearly acknowledged in Webster's Dictionary, which defines the Sothic year as:

- “Of having to do with Sirius, the Dog Star”
- “Designating or of an ancient Egyptian cycle or period of time based on fixed year”

The Ancient Egyptians knew that the year was slightly over 365¼ days. It takes the Earth 365.25636 days to complete one revolution around the sun.

It should be noted that the chronology of 3,000 years of Ancient Egyptian history by modern Egyptologists was made possible only because the Ancient Egyptians followed the Sothic Year of slightly over 365¼ days; i.e. 365.25636 days.

The practical Ancient Egyptians used a calendar consisting of 12 months, each equal to 30 days.

The adjustments needed to make a complete year - i.e. the difference between 365.25636 days and the 360 (30 x 12) days - were made as follows:

1. The difference of 5.25 days comes at the end of the Egyptian year, by adding 5 days every year and an additional day every year. The Ancient Egyptian Year currently begins (in 2015) on 11 September. The 5/6 extra days begin on 6 September.

2. The difference of 0.00636 day (365.25636 – 365¼ days) for each year requires adding another day every (1/0.00636) 157¼ years, which the Egyptians continued to do until our present time. This is accomplished by adding an extra day every 157, 314, 471, and 629 year cycles.

When Julius Caesar came to Egypt in 48 BCE, he commissioned the astronomer Sosigenes (from Alexandria) to introduce a calendar into the Roman Empire. This resulted in the Julian calendar of 365 days a year and 366 days every leap year. The Roman (Julian) calendar was literally tailored to be fit for a King. The first day of the year was the coronation day for the Egyptian King at the end of the annual rejuvenation Jubilee—the Heb-Sed Festivals [also see chapter 9].

The difference between 365.25 days and 365.25636 days, from the time of the adoption of the Julian calendar to our present time, is 13 days. Such a difference explains the 13 day variation in the annual observations of numerous Christian festivals—between the Orthodox and non-Orthodox churches. The reason is that one group followed the accurate Egyptian calendar, while the other group followed the inaccurate Julian calendar.

[An excerpt from Egyptian Mystics : Seekers of The Way by Moustafa Gadalla]


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