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      Google celebrated the birthday of artist Ḥusayn Bīkār… First to establish the Wax Museum First artist to draw a book cover His last project to produce a cinematic film was stopped due to his religion He converted to the Baha'ī faith and was imprisoned in 1985 for bribery  He...
Through its permanent delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, Egypt participated in sponsoring a musical concert by the Onuart cultural foundations. This took place in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Hall in the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, as part of today’s...
Urz bil-laban or rice pudding, is an indispensable dessert in the Egyptian cuisine for the celebration of feasts, although not originally a native recipe.
In a previous article, I dealt with the responsibility of the school curricula in instilling citizenship, belonging, giving, and patriotism. I emphasized that he who knows Egypt, its history, civilization, and what it has to offer to the world, without harming Egypt or its people and dignity. That...
A campaign has been launched to restore the beauty and splendor of Heliopolis, which was first established by Belgian Baron Empain in 1905 to be a first-class aristocratic district in northeast of Cairo, Egypt, and its famous square of Kūrba, where the presidential headquarters is located. 
The author points out that the Tulunid Dynasty, established by Ahmad Ibn Tulun [Tulūn] in 868 AD, can be regarded as the actual start of the history of Islamic Egypt. Ibn Tulun, who was sent to Egypt as a resident governor, defied the weak authority of the Abbasid Caliphate at the time and broke...
[There is a mistake in the title of the original Arabic article. Should read: "6 Advtantages to..."] Today, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī inaugurated the Museum of Islamic Art, after its renovation and development following the damage it incurred during the bombing of the Cairo Security...
Dr. Khālid al-ʿInānī, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, said that Egypt, throughout its history, has excelled in religious tolerance throughout the various eras it has endured.
Al-Yawm al-Sābi’monitored one of Port Sa’īd’s historical churches, which was founded on March 27, 1863, and inaugurated in 1890: the St. Eugenie Church. The church has been now included to the heritage list for Islamic and Coptic monuments. The Egyptian Franciscan friar, Father Farīd Kamā Jibra`īl...
Dr. Mustafa al-Fiqi, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and Shihāb al-Dīn Ādam Shah, the charge d’affaires of Malaysia to Egypt, will inaugurate the exhibition “Faith and Power, Women in Islam” on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00p.m. at Bayt al-Sinnārī in Sayyida Zaynab. The exhibition is a joint...
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
On the 9th of March, The Center for Coptic Studies at the Library of Alexandria will organize the “Annual Day of Coptic Heritage” at the al-Sinārī House in the al-Sayyida Zaynab neighborhood in Cairo, which is affiliated with the Library of Alexandria. The celebration will include an artistic...
  In 1889 [translators note: this date is most likely a typing mistake, correct date unknown] in one of Damascus’ streets, I picked up a photograph of a blind Muslim named Muḥammad carrying on his back this disabled Christian dwarf named Samīr.
After the recent bombings of the Mār Jirjis (Saint George) Church in Ṭanṭā and Mār Murqus in Alexandria, the question was raised on who is St. George whose name so many churches in Egypt carry? There are 372 churches and archaeological sites that carry the name of this saint, throughout different...
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
The Church of St. Mark in the Alexandria Massalat al-‘Attarīn district, and one of the oldest churches of Egypt,  has been the target of a terrorist attack today. The Church has two entrances, the first on Kanīsat al-Aqbāt St., and the second on al-Nabī Danyāl St., near to al-Raml tram station and...
Kāmīlīyyā Makram Jirjis [Camelia Makram Girgis], director of the Coptic Museum and Supervisor of Coptic Manuscript Collections said that The "Martyrs of Egypt" exhibition, opened by Dr. Khaled Anani [Khālid al-ʿAnānī] Minister of Archeology in the Coptic Museum, is an exhibition of  Christian...
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...
“Egypt the Cradle of Religions” is the title of an exhibition, which will be hosted by the Egyptian Museum at al-Taḥrīr on the sixth anniversary of the 25th of January Revolution. Ilhām Ṣalāḥ [Ilham Salah], head of the museum sector, said that the exhibition would last for a month or two. She...
The Egyptian Writers' Union, headed by Dr.  ʿAlā ʾ ʿAbd al-Khāliq [Alaa Abd Elkhaleq] mourns, along with the creative and intellectual audience in Egypt and the MENA region, the loss of the great novelist Aḥmad al-Shaykh. Aḥmad al-Shaykh passed away yesterday evening, at the age of 78. In his...

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