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Over the course of four days, the World Youth Forum in Sharm al-Shaykh, Egypt, not only focused on the diversity of the over 4-thousand-year old Egyptian culture, but also documented this heritage in a museum.
Dr. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Rihān, Director General of Research and Archaeological Studies and Scientific Publications in Sinai at the Ministry of Antiquities, gave a lecture about St. Catherine Monastery and its spiritual and historical significance. In the context of the first scientific forum for Sinai...
Dayr Abū Hinnis is a small village in Mallawī town in Southern Minya. The place is highly valued as it is one of the stops along the route of the Holy Family in Egypt, and many historic monuments are located there. One of the most important places related to the Holy Family is Kūm Maria,  it is at...
Judge Muṣṭafā Alham, Governor of Luxor, met with the delegation of the Italian Catholic Church, headed by the Italian archbishop Luigi Vari, accompanied by Bishop ʿAmānūʾīl ʿAyyād, Luxor Archbishop of Coptic Catholics and the coordinator of the visit.
Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, minister of Antiquities, received the Archbishop of Gaeta, with the company of a delegation of professors from the Catholic University of Rome, and Hānī ʿAzīz, Secretary General of Egypt's Peace Lovers Association.
Egypt’s former Minister of Culture, Professor Ḥilmī al-Namnam, and a number of prominent Islamic and Christian thinkers and clerics, attended last week the publication ceremony of the book "Al-Tafsīr al-ʿArabī li al-Kitāb al-Muqqadas” (Contemporary Arab Interpretation of the Bible). The ceremony...
An article from the Maadi Messenger discussing the significance of the famous geometrical tile styling known as "Cairo Tiling" with accompanied contextual commentary from Cornelis Hulsman.
I’ve been in Egypt for about six weeks, but I mostly stayed in Cairo and Maadi. The capital city is incredibly vast lively and diverse, but I didn’t fall in love with the country. Too dusty, maybe. Harassment probably did not help as well. I have been in countries where being a young white foreign...
Background: The Khan Murjan is a building located in the souq of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in the 14th century as a caravanserai and it is considered by many historians and scholars to be a notable piece of the city’s architecture. The structure was in poor shape for over two centuries, but was...
Background: The Babel international festival is an annual festival held at the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon. The Babel International festival started in 1985. There was no Babel festival in 2003 due the unstable security situation in Iraq. However, the festival resumed in the following...
Background: A ziggurat is an enormous stone construction built in ancient Mesopotamia. The Ziggurat of Ur is a Sumerian temple built during the Early Bronze Age, about the 21st century BCE. The ruins were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by the British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley. The...
112 years after its construction, the house of the British archeologist Somers Clarke in the village of Nuṣrāb, south of the ancient city Elkāb or Nikhib in the governorate of Aswān, is to be included to the list of Egypt’s historical monuments. This was officially declared by Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī...
In this week’s column, Rev. Fr. Anjilūs Jirjis of the Coptic Orthodox Diocesan Church of Port-Said highlights the history of monasticism and the tragic death of Bishop Ipiphāniyūs inside his monastery In one of the many episodes of the persecution of the Copts, Pope Cosmas II hid in a small village...
Anba Bīmin, Bishop of Naqāda and Qaws and head of the Monastery of the Archangel Michael, announced the discovery of the remains of Anba Basantaʿūs, one of the saints of the Coptic Orthodox Church, who died in 631 AD. The Bishop said in his statement that the remains of the saint, which were found...
In cooperation with the Management of Cultural Development andArchaeological Awareness, the Ṭalʿat Ḥarb Culture Centre, affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund, in the al-Sayyida Nafīsah area of Cairo will host a talk entitled “An Archaeological Tale” on Wednesday, July 25.
On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
On 28th June, the summer school group took an excursion to Sekem farm, an organic farm in the Egyptian desert, around 60km North East of Cairo. The students were there to discover the Sekem ethos, sustainable development with a holistic approach, and experience the living and learning intercultural...
The Egyptian-Russian Fund for the Support of Science and Culture and the Russian News Publishing House have released a new innovative book narrating the Journey of the Holy Family to add to the cultural, national and religious heritage of Egypt.
During the meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage held in Manama, Bahrain, Egyptian archeologist, Dr. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Rayḥān called for deploying the Life Beyond Tourism (LBT) Movement to promote intercultural dialogue. 
Siwa oasis is well known and beautiful. Two of our interns went for a trip there and experienced their interesting way of life, and explored the exciting touristic sites.

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