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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...
The General Chiefdom of Sufi Orders thanked President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī for his directive to renovate the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family of prophet Muḥammad,) and to develop their surrounding infrastructure. The shrines include the mosques of al-Sayyida Nafīsa, al-Sayyida Zaynab, and al-...
Since President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī rose to power in 2014, the Egyptian government has built over 600 bridges and roughly 21 new axes for over 85 billion EGP (5.3 billion American dollars).  The government is also planning to build a thousand overpasses costing 130 billion EGP (roughly 8 billion...
A project to build a two-kilometer bridge on al-Ahrām Street in Heliopolis [Miṣr al-Jadīda] next to the historic Basilica of the Holy Virgin [kanīsat al-Bāzīlīk] has caused uproar.  The people living in the region are rejecting the project due to the negative effects on the region’s distinct...
Dr. Bāssim Ibrāhīm, general director for the Alexandria National Museum, said that the museum is in the process of registering discoveries in preparation of displaying them in a funerary object room since they were discovered in tombs inside a temple.  The discoveries were made by the University of...
A large collection of Egyptian artifacts previously held at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington, USA, has arrived at Cairo International Airport. The artifacts have been returned as a result of efforts made by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign...
Aḥmad Salīm ʿAwaḍ, a researcher of ancient history, says that the emergence of Egyptian Coptic art, which expresses Egypt’s unique character and is a witness to Christianity’s presence in Egypt for more than 2,000 years, is still alive today.  This is seen in the churches, monasteries, icons, and...
Days ago, Pope Tawāḍrūs II inaugurated the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Jabal al-Qalālī [Qalali Mountain].
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...

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