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On 28th June, the summer school group took an excursion to Sekem farm, an organic farm in the Egyptian desert, around 60km North East of Cairo. The students were there to discover the Sekem ethos, sustainable development with a holistic approach, and experience the living and learning intercultural...
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...
An interview with Jordi, well-known in Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili district for the four souvenir shops he owns in this part of Cairo. Jordi is the son of the late Muhammad Abdul Abni who was also a trader in the Khan al-Khalili. Jordi tells how he started this business when he was young. It includes...
Why Egypt? I don't know if it is because of the air or the water, but it always reminds me of Turkey.  When I came here, that was my first time abroad and I was sure that it would be different from other experiences.  I have heard many interesting things about Egypt. Such as its culture, history....
‘Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ’ TV channel broadcasted live in front of a newly restored mosque in the Pharaonic style, in the village of Nazla, belonging to the Yūsuf al-Ṣadīq in the Fayūm governorate, sparking wide controversy on social media due to the depiction of pharaonic drawings on the facade of the...
The Monastery of Saint Bīshāy in Sūhāj , also known as “The Red Monastery”, welcomed today, Jonathan Cohen, US Ambassador with the American Aid official and the director of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced the inauguration of the Virgin Mary Monastery in Mount Asyūṭ (known as the Monastery of Durunka). The opening ceremony of the monastery’s archaeological cave after its restoration witness the presence of Bishop Yūʾanis, bishop of Asyut along with a number of...
Orthodox Copts will celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary in the next month, during which they will visit monasteries and churches. The Virgin’s Monastery in Durnuka Mountain, in Asyūṭ, holds particular fame as it was the last stop for the holy family on their way to Palestine.
The General Chiefdom of Sufi Orders thanked President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī for his directive to renovate the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family of prophet Muḥammad,) and to develop their surrounding infrastructure. The shrines include the mosques of al-Sayyida Nafīsa, al-Sayyida Zaynab, and al-...
Egypt’s Public Prosecutor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī confirmed that the Public Prosecution Service will follow a set approach in all cases of antiquity smuggling, which align with the state’s plan to recover any smuggled antiques abroad.

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