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Today is the anniversary of the fall of the Babylon Fortress into the hands of ʿAmr Ibn al-ʿĀṣ’ army after which the Arabs intermingled with the Egyptians. When did the Egyptians, however, speak the Arabic language?
The Louvre Museum in Paris holds a fragment of ivory, dating back to the early 7th century, depicting St. Mark enthroned in the foreground and surrounded by his successors as Patriarch assembled together under the Alexandria gateway.  In the background, observing the holy gathering below them, are...
In cooperation with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s (BA) Centre for Coptic Studies, Bayt al-Sinnārī (Sennari House) in the district of al-Sayīdah Zaynab (el-Sayeda Zeinab) in Cairo will host an open-day for the public to celebrate the annual Coptic Heritage Day on Thursday from 10 am till 7 pm.
Recently, the General Authority for Cultural Palaces reprinted the book “The Making of Egypt” [Takwīn Miṣr] by Muḥammad Shafīq Ghurbāl. According to the new edition’s introduction by Dr. Kamāl Mughīth, “The Making of Egypt” is a unique book that came as an urgent cultural and national response...
Dr. Suheir Abdel Azīm [Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm] has recently published a book al-Musīqa fī al-Islām (Music in Islam), which deals with the relationship between aesthetic and moral values of music in Islam. In her book, Dr. Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm describes how music and singing is deeply rooted in Islam...
Last April, Egypt celebrated the anniversary of the most prestigious Sunni Mosque in the world. Built during the Fatimid era, Jawhar al- Ṣiqillī (the Sicilian) ordered the construction of the mosque which was then inaugurated in 971 AD.
The study, which is presented at Cairo's International Book Fair this year,, is a cumulative addition to previous studies and research, describing the current religious situation in Egypt, and is the result of the work of over 150 contributors. The study is characterized by its precise descriptive...
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has adopted the conference initiated by the Egypt's National Committee for Museums and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). The Conference is to be held from 5 to 7 December of this year. The conference initiative has been welcomed...
Eight years have passed since the Egyptian former Minister of Culture has lost the elections for the presidency of UNESCO. In the book “Secrets of the Battle of UNESCO” by journalist Fat'hiyya al-Dakhakhnī and an introduction written by the great writer Makram Mohammad Ahmad, was presented this...
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...

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