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Ancient Egyptian Calendar for 2013 by Thothhotep Ancient Egyptian Calendar for 2013 by Thothhotep
This calendar was commissioned by my tutor. This calendar is not accurately designed. But it worth a shot.
For ancient Egyptian, the years start in mid-July, which was called "opening of the new year"in Egyptian. One year was divided into 3 seasons: "Inundation" (mid-July to mid-November), "Growing" (mid-November to mid-March), and "Harvest" (mid-March to mid-July). Each season had 4 months. There were 36 weeks in one year, each composed by a decade of days (I did not show this on the calendar, maybe I will in next year). The other 5 days wad added to the calendar as the festivals, witch finally made a 365-day year.
The name of the month were:
"He of the Plumb-bob","Thoth"(mid-July to mid-August);
"Clothing", “The one of Karnak” (mid-August to mid-September);
“Voyage of Hathor”, “Hathor” (mid-September to mid-October);
“Apportioner of Kas”, “Ka Upon Ka”(mid-October to mid-November);
“Swelling of Emmer-Wheat”,“The Offering”(mid-November to mid-December);
“Big Burning”,“The one of the censer”(mid-December to mid-January);
“Little Burning”,“The one of Amenhotep I ”(mid-January to mid-February);
“Rennutet” (goddess of the harvest),“The one of Rennutet”(mid-February to mid-March);
“Khonsu” (moon god),“The one of Khonsu”(mid-March to mid-April);
“Khentekhtai-perti (a god)”,“The one of the wadi”(mid-April to mid-May);
“She Whose Incarnation Is Select”(mid-May to mid-June);
“Opening of the Year”,“Birth of Re”(mid-June to mid-July).

The round shape and the figures can be seen on the world-famous "Zodiac of Dendera". The four parts of the Egyptian are:
down-right: This was made by Thothotep, son of scribe, the man who seeking the scroll of the Thoth.
down-left: This was made for all the people who know Ancient Egyptian and the scribes who teach the Egyptian.
up-left: Beautiful(or good) will be the year of 2013, beautiful will be every month and day.
up-right: the moon, stars and sun are gods, are doorways towards the secret of the secrets.

Thank to the Vector Calendar from ~Stockgraphicdesigns:
[link]

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ENJOY!
CREDIT ME IF YOU USE IT.
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arty-monster Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i want to print it and put it in my room.. very lovely calendar
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Sonnenkatze346 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! I love the desing of this calendar. Is it based on the zodiac-relief of Dendera?
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Thothhotep Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Exactly! My gradual essay is about Dendera zodiac. The zodiac figures on this calendar are also took from this relief. I'am going to add "36 decades" into this calendar and upgrade its color next year.
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Sonnenkatze346 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds interesting! I'm looking forward to your calendar for the next year.
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erco71 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love it..would look amazing on papyrus:)
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Thothhotep Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you! It was originally designed to paint on the papyrus, however, I can not make the strokes look like the works of ancient Egyptian reed pens, so I changed the style, imitating the coloring engravings of the 19th century.
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erco71 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
welcome..:)

all i can say is ..its beautiful :)
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Thothhotep Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks again. I will update this one with Egyptian weeks next year and I will think about the papyrus texture.
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erco71 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very welcome hun..and i am going to put you on my watch list as well..:)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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