English translation of ancient Egyptian song at the Golden Parade

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Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 01:32 GMT

Soprano Amira Selim sings Reverence for Isis at the Golden Parade on April 3, 2021 - Youtube still

Soprano Amira Selim sings Reverence for Isis at the Golden Parade on April 3, 2021 - Youtube still

CAIRO – 6 April 2021: The song in the ancient Egyptian tongue performed at the Golden Parade of ancient Egyptian royalty has stuck in the minds of many, leaving them curious to know the meaning of the lyrics.

The lyrics are extracted from Isis Reverence Hymns found in Shelwit Temple in Luxor under the supervision of Dr. Maissara Abdallah Hussein, a professor in the Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University.

Modern people know to an extent how the language was pronounced from Rosetta Stone, which unlocked Hieroglyphics for having a Greek translation below an ancient Egyptian text. It translated words but not names; they were written the way they were pronounced in ancient Greek. That is how we can imagine how ancient Egyptians produced sounds.

Below is the song’s lyrics in English after being translated from Arabic as posted on Dr. Hussein’s Facebook page.

O people and gods above

She is the only lady

Reverence for Eset (Isis)

She gives birth to the day

Reverence for Eset

The lady of the west and the two lands

Reverence for Eset

She is the great eye of Ra in the provinces

Reverence for Eset

You offer the dear and precious for the king of Egypt

Upper and lower

O my only lady

Reverence for thee

 

 

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