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The supervisor of   Coptic Monument Documentation, Ahmed Abdelhamid El-Nimr [Aḥmad ʿAbd al- Ḥamīd al-Nimr] , revealed the details of the temporary exhibition hosted by the Coptic Museum in  Old Cairo, entitled  "Egypt's Martyrs".  The opening ceremony was headed by Dr.  Khāalid al-ʿAnānī [Khaled...
The medieval Darb al-Ahmar, or Red Road, gives its name to the neighborhood. Throughout history its squares witnessed assassinations and power struggles, of which the latest was in 1805, when Muhammad `Ali tricked the Mamlūks into staging a coup before slaughtering them; the street ran red with...
Background:This recording is of a press conference with Dr. Zāhī Ḥāwās, the-then Chief Inspector of the Giza Pyramid Plateau. He speaks about recent excavations the difficulties with promoting tourism and at the same time preserving historic sites and the future of the Giza plateau.
Side A:Dr. Zāhī...
Background: At an assembly at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on 22 November 1995, guest speakers Dr. ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Nūr al-Dīn, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA – 1993-1996) and Professor Kent R. Weeks, were invited. Since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s work, the...
Background: The tomb of the sons of Rameses II (KV5) was discovered in February 1994 by Professor Kent R. Weeks, an American Egyptologist in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor. The tomb had been briefly and superficially explored before, but due to all the debris in the tomb, the preceding...
A hiker has discovered a 3,500-year-old Egyptian seal, which is shaped like a scarab beetle. It is thought to represent Pharaoh Thutmose III, who was considered the 'Napoleon of Egypt' as he captured 350 cities during his 54-year rule in the 15th century BC.
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.
At the start of the twentieth century two German men with a passion for photography came to Egypt to live and photograph the social environment. The business they set up in downtown still exists today.
A renovation project at a mosque in Luxor has uncovered evidence of a Coptic church and rare pharaonic inscriptions from the reign of Ramses II.
An ancient Roman church belonged to sixth century has been found during restoration of al-Ḥajjāj al-Aqsurī mosque in Luxor.

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