In ancient Egypt the year began at summer solstice, which celebrated the rising of Sothis/Isis/Sirius from 70 days’ absence in the underworld and was the occasion of the New Year feast. The year was made of 360 days, with five extra days for the large festivals celebrating the birth of Osiris, Isis, Set, Nepthys, and Neith.
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