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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 Friday, Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held the grand opening of the Shālī Fortress and Aghūrmī Mosque in Siwa Oasis [Wāḥat Sīwa] in Maṭrūḥ governorate, after finishing renovations as part of the project to revive the historic village of Shālī.  
The first circuit Supreme Administrative Court rejected the Egyptian government’s appeal of the administrative court in Alexandria’s ruling on the shrine of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira [Yaʿqūb Abū Ḥaṣīra], otherwise known as Abū Ḥaṣīra.  The original decision made by the administrative court in...
Having a PhD degree is not a guarantee for good academic work. Dr. Mahmoud Omar [Maḥmūd ʿUmar] may have been a good archeologist, but he ruined his own academic reputation by interpreting medieval traditions as historical facts, as descriptions that have actually happened.
The Egyptian Ministry for Tourism and Antiquities decided to place transparent glass barriers around the pulpits of Egypt’s historical mosques. The Ministry took this step to protect the wooden pulpits (Arabic: Minbar) against theft and decay. The pulpit of the Sulṭān Abū al- ʿIlā archeological...
For six years, the Egyptian government has been working to carry out a national plan so that Egypt can become an international religious tourist destination since it stands alone in the number of unique Christian artefacts and plays a pivotal role in the Abrahamic religions.
The Coptic Orthodox Church has released a book and documentary titled “The Holy Family’s Journey in Egypt”. It was produced at the Saint George (Mār Jirjis) Convent in Cairo’s historic Coptic quarter and has been released in six languages.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark, has approved the official logo which will be used in banners and other publicity material for the ‘Revival of the Holy Family’s Journey in Egypt’ project, in light of the efforts made to cover the 25 sites of the path between...
The removal of the “Four Rams” from the Karnak Temple in Luxor, Upper Egypt, to Taḥrīr Square in central Cairo has continued to stir controversy in Egypt with some opposed to the step while others welcoming it.
The general coordinator for the Path of the Holy Family Project and the general manager of international relations and strategic planning at the government-affiliated Tourism Development Authority in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, ʿĀdil al-Jindī, emphasised the importance to connect the...

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