Researchers in Egypt using advanced scanning techniques to study the Pyramids said this week that they had detected “thermal anomalies” within the Great Pyramid of Giza that could indicate the presence of an undiscovered tomb.
In his article published in Al-Yawm al-Sābi`, Ahmad Ibrahīm writes, that writers who experienced Najīb Mahfūz, either follow his same attempts at innovation and experimentation in form or take the novel writing into a different path of innovation. When al-Kharrāt began writing in the early fifties he sought a literary path going beyond Realism which was the dominant idea up until then with its traditional concepts time and space.
The Egyptian archeologist of Islamic and Coptic antiquities, Sāmeh al-Zahhār, confirmed that Egypt's celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid al-Nabi) that falls on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabī` al-Awal at the same time as the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ this year, reflects best the close relationships Christians and Muslims in Egypt enjoy, while the whole world is witnessing attempts of sectarian strives between the peoples of the two world religions.
Starting from October 29, the British Museum new exhibit 'Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs' will display artifacts and relics collected over a twelve-century period that captures the influences of these various religions on Egypt, and how it shaped the religious history through the years. According to the organizers, the exhibit of more than 200 artifacts predominantly reflects on the dual symbolism of religions back in the day, and how they were interconnected despite having different roots.
A new exhibit at the Bode Museum in Berlin has opened with about 250 pieces of Egyptian artifacts included manuscripts and textiles. The exhibition has opened with the name “One God” and will continue until the 14th of September. The head of the Museum, Frederike Siedfried, said that the exhibit is meant to highlight the shared historical background of the Abrahamic faiths.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
17. Holy Family Tourism can support the Egyptian economy; a call for a conference on developing a tourism project in al-Faramā , North Sinai
Date of source:
July 23, 2012
Samir Mitry Gayed
[Editor: Samir Mitri Gayed is an accomplished Egyptian Coptic Orthodox businessman, founder and director of Electro Mitry Company, a company with the largest share in nuclear energy development in Egypt]
Until I came to know the work of Cornelis Hulsman on the Holy Family tradition I was hardly aware of the great importance of this tradition. With Hulsman I visited locations of the Holy Family in 2002 and 2003 and then started to develop thoughts about how this tradition could be used to stimulate the Egyptian economy through encouraging and developing a new type of tourism, namely religious tourism. Throughout the years I have met with other businessmen, researchers and several Ministers of Tourism and developed my thoughts as presented here.