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At a press conference, preceding the opening of an exhibition of Tutankhamen monuments in Chicago a few days ago, the secretary- general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zāhī Hawwās, urged wealthy businessman, John Roe, to return a Pharaonic sarcophagus, which Roe keeps in his office...
The article highlights the second Scientific Meeting of Archaeologists, during which experts focused on excavation and restoration works to save Islamic, Coptic and Jewish antiquities, as well as discussing recent archaeological finds.
Old Cairo is one of the most important places for religious tourism in Egypt, as the Hanging Church, the oldest church in the world and Amr Ibn Al-A’as mosque, the oldest mosque in Egypt are located there. Both the church and the mosque are restored at the expenses of the State. There is no...
In this article, the author deals with the history of the Umayyad caliphate, the power struggle involved and their conflict with their archrivals the ‘Abbāsids.
The author notes that while reactions to the Danish cartoons have gotten out of hand, the main force behind those reactions was not religious, but politically-motivated groups. He calls on Muslimsnot to blame all Westerners for the cartoons, and for Westerners in kind to not blame all Muslims for...
After the time of the four caliphs who succeeded the Prophet Muhammad, the Islamic state became a kingdom, in the sense that power was passed from father to sons. This inherited rule was initiated by Mu‘āwīya Ibn Abī Sufyān, the founder of the Umayyad dynasty.
The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As, the synagogue of Ezra and the church of Abu Serga are located in one spot in Old Cairo. The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As is the oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa and the fourth mosque built in Islam. The Abu Serga church is built over a cave where the Holy Family hid. The...
The Sheikh of the Azhar, wrote a letter to the Prime Minster which included the fatwa of the Azhar stating that it is not proper to charge fees to enter Mosques, whether those entering are Moslems or not, and whether they are Egyptians or not, and that the Prime Minister should implement this...
An exhibition, under the title of "Al-Andalus and Europe", is inaugurated at the university of Bonne in Germany. It discusses the effects of the Islamic civilization on Western civilization and how the former enriched the European culture and formed the current cultural and scientific western...
An antique copy of the Qur’an, going back to the eleventh century, which was written in gold ink, was found when an effort was made to smuggle it from Istanbul to London. The British police is trying to know the details of the smuggling attempt.

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