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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...
Aḥmad Salīm ʿAwaḍ, a researcher of ancient history, says that the emergence of Egyptian Coptic art, which expresses Egypt’s unique character and is a witness to Christianity’s presence in Egypt for more than 2,000 years, is still alive today.  This is seen in the churches, monasteries, icons, and...
A large collection of Egyptian artifacts previously held at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington, USA, has arrived at Cairo International Airport. The artifacts have been returned as a result of efforts made by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign...
On Friday, Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held the grand opening of the Shālī Fortress and Aghūrmī Mosque in Siwa Oasis [Wāḥat Sīwa] in Maṭrūḥ governorate, after finishing renovations as part of the project to revive the historic village of Shālī.  
The first circuit Supreme Administrative Court rejected the Egyptian government’s appeal of the administrative court in Alexandria’s ruling on the shrine of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira [Yaʿqūb Abū Ḥaṣīra], otherwise known as Abū Ḥaṣīra.  The original decision made by the administrative court in...
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed a decree on Friday that hands Hagia Sofia over to the country’s religious authority and reopens it to Muslims for prayer, with little regard for the international criticism, condemnation, and expressions of disappointment from several political and religious leaders.
Having a PhD degree is not a guarantee for good academic work. Dr. Mahmoud Omar [Maḥmūd ʿUmar] may have been a good archeologist, but he ruined his own academic reputation by interpreting medieval traditions as historical facts, as descriptions that have actually happened.
The Egyptian Ministry for Tourism and Antiquities decided to place transparent glass barriers around the pulpits of Egypt’s historical mosques. The Ministry took this step to protect the wooden pulpits (Arabic: Minbar) against theft and decay. The pulpit of the Sulṭān Abū al- ʿIlā archeological...
General Sāmiḥ al-Qāḍī, governor of Minya, stressed the need for everyone to join forces to overcome all obstacles to complete the work being implemented in the second phase of developing the Holy Family Path in the Dayr Jabal al-Ṭayr region. This is in an attempt to promote the region, to show...
The removal of the “Four Rams” from the Karnak Temple in Luxor, Upper Egypt, to Taḥrīr Square in central Cairo has continued to stir controversy in Egypt with some opposed to the step while others welcoming it.

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