Many of the correlation's I have made, are based primarily on Jubilee, Ceremonial and Funeral dance references in academic literature. While already established ideas, derived from contemporary and popular publications have helped in filling in the details of events and practices in more modern time. Interrupting the limited references to the dance in hieroglyphics required some understanding of hieroglyphics themselves and so I would recommend that interested reader explore the wisdom of the hieroglyphics themselves. Please see the ICON page for the most significant tablets or Eglyphs of Ancient Egyptian Dance.


'The Bible' - King James version. All edition will do. Particularly the Old Testament.

'Der Tanz im alten čAgypten : nach bildlichen und inschriftlichen Zeugnissen' - Written by Emma Brunner-Traut. Publisher: J.J. Augustin. Copyright ©1969. (Sorry only in German)
ASIN: 3870300132.

'Gold of The Pharaohs' - Exhibit and Collection catalouge. Written by Colin A. Hope. Published by the Museum of Victoria, Copyright ©1988. By permission of the Cairo Museum.
ISBN 9642 13774 9.

'Dicovering Egyptian Hieroglyphs' - A Practical Guide. Written by Dr Karl-Theodor Zauzich, translated and adapted by Ann Macy Roth. Copyright ©1980. Published by Verlag Philipp von Zabern.
ISBN 0-500-27694-3.

'Osiris & The Egyptian Resurrection' - Written by Dr. E.A. Wallis Budge. Pubished by Dover Books 1973. Copyright ©1911. Authosied by Lionel Walter Rothschild trustee of the British Museum.
ISBN 0-486-22780-4

'The Rape of Tutankhamun' - Written by John & Elizabeth Romer. Published by Michael 'o'Mara Books Limited. Copyright ©1993.
ISBN 1-85479-169-9

'The Secret Medicine of the Pharaohs' - Ancient Egyptian Healing. Written by Cornelius Stetter. Published by Edition Q books. Copyright ©1993.
ISBN 0-86715-265-6

'The Mysterious Muu & the Dance they do' - Written by Greg Reeder. Copyright ©1995. Published by KMT.

'The Book of the Dead' - Volume 2. Written by Dr. E.A. Wallis Budge. Published by Trubner & Co. Ltd. Copyright ©1898.

Contemporary - related

'The Anti-Ageing Hormones' - Written by Ruth Winter M.S.. Published by Three Rivers Press. Copyright ©1930.
ISBN 0-609-80015-9

'The Riddle of the Pyramids' - Written by K. Mendelssohn. Published by Thames & Hudson Press. Copyright ©1974.
ISBN 0-351-17349-8

'The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices' - Written by Brenda Love. Published by Abacus Books. Copyright ©1992.
ISBN 0-349-10676-2

Popular - commerical

'The Compleat Belly Dancer' Written by Julie Russo Mishkin. Copyright ©1983.
ISBN: 0-385-03556-X

'Ancient Egyptian Dances' - by Written by Irena Lexova'. Published by Dover Publications. Copyright ©1994.
ISBN: 0-486-40906-6

'The Belly Dancer in You' - Written by Ozel. Published Simon & Schuster. Copyright ©1977.
ISBN: 0-671-2279-39

About the video

The Enchanted dance is a film about Egyptian BellyDance, in two parts, essentially a learn to Belly Dance video, running time is 90 minutes and it is available on NTSC VHS (USA version) & PAL VHS (Australian version). A soundtrack accompanies the video and a small leaflet on Costume Design comes with the video as well.

About the Dancer

Estelle is a highly experienced Belly Dancer from Australia, who studied many different versions of the dance, she has danced in seven countries, and has appeared on many television shows, from The Midday Show in Sydney to The Beat Takashi show in Japan, she has also appeared in feature films and danced on the some of the best stages in the world today.

Health & Fitness

Egyptian belly-dance is one of the best ways to loose weight and attain a high degree of health and fitness without straining the body. It may look as though only the lower half of the body is getting a workout, but in fact the whole body and internal organs all benefit. Estelle says this massaging of internal organs has a rejuvenating effect, increasing the secretion of hormones, expelling toxins and helping to replace dead cells. Belly dancing utilises body fat faster than other forms of exercise.

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