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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...
Background: There is a short interview with a student of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) about Christian missionary work in Morocco. The major part of the recording is Zuzana Skalova, a Czech art historian speaking about the conservation of Coptic icons in Egypt. One of her central...
  When Khedive Isma`īl came to power in Egypt, he wanted to establish a modern, elegant and vibrant downtown for Cairo that would rival the urban down towns of Europe. After years of neglect, it seems that both private and government-led initiatives to revive Cairo’s downtown are finally making...
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 very beginning of Islam’s arrival into Egypt, mosques were established first in what is now Cairo, and then throughout the country, and then throughout the continent of Africa.  
Al-Nūr Mosque in the al-'Abasīyah district in Cairo has witnessed unrest in recent weeks. The land on which the mosque was built was originally given to al-Hidāyah al-Islāmīyah Society, headed by Shaykh Hāfiz Salāmah. Its followers prevented the mosque preacher, Shaykh Ahmad Turk, from ascending...
 A conference on the “Role of the universities, NGOs, the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the media, in preserving Coptic antiquities during the period from 1976 to 2009” was recently held in Cairo. The conference was organized by the Italian Institute for antiquities and restoration in...
The article highlights the controversial judgment of second marriage for Copts.  In his lecture in the Orthodox Coptic Cultural Center, Dr. Jawdat Jabrah, professor of Coptic studies in Claymont University, California, calls for the establishment of an independent Coptic department in the Egyptian...

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