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Women in modern Egypt seem to love to dance and it is said that every Egyptian woman knows how to belly dance.
Moments of joy and leisure are evoked by dancing today, as they were in ancient Egypt.
From the muscular thighs of some dancers it has been inferred that they were professionals and indeed, they are mentioned under the name of khebeyet, particularly in the royal harems.
The etymology of dance in ancient Egypt is rather confusing, and frequently of little assistance to us in understanding dancing during pharaonic times.
There appears to have been no clear borderline between dancing and acrobatics or gymnastic performances.
Unfortunately, body gestures of the ancient Egyptians are not well understood.
There could have certainly been many types of dances in the earliest times not related to funerals, but our best source of information from these most ancient of times are tombs.
They were also sometimes simply draped in long shawls, or wore nothing at all except a narrow ribbon across the belly.Actually, the ancient Egyptian language contains no generic word, that we know of, meaning dance, just as there was no single word that exactly corresponds with the overall concept of art.From the very beginning, there were several words for dance, of which the most common was ib3 which might me properly translated as "caper".We find countless depictions, within these tombs, of dancing that accompanied celebrations, feasts, religious services and funeral rites.Beyond these, there were also specialized dances of a military, dramatic, lyrical or grotesque character.