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Learning to think about religion/religions in a multi-disciplinary way Understanding the concept of “sacred history” Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Interpretations of sacred history
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...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
The first Egyptian woman to work in costume and scenic design for theatre, Sakina Mohamed Ali [Sakīna Muḥammad ʿAlī], died Tuesday at the age of 85. 
Egyptian Priests Who Enriched The Egyptian History
Prior to the inauguration of the first Egyptian parliament on March 15, 1924, a young girl named Mounira Thabet [Munīra Thābit] protested against the deprivation of women from casting their votes in the parliamentary elections, demanding the right of women to participate. The demand of Thābit was...
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
Following a Facebook post, published by a group called ‘Anā Min al-Ḍāhir’ (I am from the district al- Ḍāhir), announced that an agreement was met with the Jewish community in Egypt to tour 3 Jewish synagogues in Cairo and visit the premises from the inside. 
In the Bahraini capital, al- Manama, the Conference on Civilization and Cultural Dialogue came to a close.
During the symposium organized by the daily newspaper Ṣada al-Balad, Egyptian movie star Tāmir ʿAbd Al-Munʿim said that he very often visited the former President Mubarak to stand by him in his ordeal, stressing that he was brought up never to insult or disrespect an elderly person or to be...
Egypt’s train station on Ramses square is considered one of the busiest places in Egypt nowadays. For those who know it nowadays, it is hard to imagine what the station was like decades ago, when the press was boasting that there were 17.000 travelers passing back and forth through the station...
Dr. Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, director of the Ibn Khaldūn Centre, traveled to Israel to participate in a symposium on Egypt organized by the Tel Aviv University. Dubbed ‘Political Upheaval in Egypt: A History Reconsidered’, former ambassador to Israel in Egypt and currently teaching at the Israeli...
The General Egyptian Book Organization (GEBO) published a new book entitled ‘The Egyptian society and western culture 1798-1952’ written by researcher Muḥammad Rajab Tammām.
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
About two kilometers west of the Necropolis of al-Bijawāt is situated the Monastery of Mustafa Kashif. It was named after a governor of the oasis during the Mamluk period.
The New York Times reviewed the life story of Doria Shafik [Durriyā Shafīq] who led Egypt’s women’s liberation movement in the mid-1940s; she is the founder of a feminist organization, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne University. Shafīq was also the editor-in-chief of two...
Many Egyptians take pride in having Turkish origins. This may be true because Egypt remained under the Ottoman rule for over 7 centuries during which the life of the Egyptians was influenced in all its aspects. In fact, Egypt was conquered by people of many races and nationalities. But it contained...
Many Nubians still speak their language that dates back to ancient times and handed down historically through the generations.
On Tuesday, 28 August, the House of Egyptian Architecture at Darb al-Labbāna in Central Cairo organizes a lecture dubbed ‘An Overview of the Ideology and Philosophy of Church Architecture in the Coptic Era’.
Thanks to the Egyptian historian and writer, Muḥammad Shuʿayr’s book entitled “The Making of Najīb Maḥfūz’ Forbidden Novel: ‘Awlād Ḥaritnā’”, that the reader discovers how Najīb Maḥfūz precipitates further controversy about politics, religion, courage and cowardice. The book is the first of a...

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