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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...
A tragic scene emerged from the Mamluk [al-Mamālīk] Cemetery after the demolition of dozens of tombs to make way for the Paradise [al-Firdaws] Axis [a highway project to connect al-Firdaws Square on Ṣalāḥ Sālim Street to al-Mushīr Axis].  Pictures and videos circulating on social media show...
The BA Centre for Coptic Studies, in cooperation with the Sennari House [Bayt al-Sinārī] in Cairo, organizes the fifth annual day for Coptic Heritage, under the title ‘Coptic heritage and Egyptians throughout History.’
Egypt's minister of antiquities, Dr. Khāled al-`Anānī inaugurated the reopening of Al-Zāher Baibārs Mosque after the rehabilitation works who had started in 2007, but were stopped in 2010 when the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) archaeological committee supervising the work realized that the...
Sayed Helmy, Head of the Sector of Islamic and Coptic Monuments, inspected Sādet Quraish Mosque on Wednesday, in the town Belbeis, in Sharqiya Governorate, to inspect its condition. He demanded the development of the Mosque’s minaret for its preservation, stressing that, upon a decision from the...
Background: Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl talked about the issue of the Hanging Church and criticizes the Ministry of Culture in its stance regarding the issue. The interview was held in Arabic. Side A: The Hanging Church issue was focused on two main aspects; the reconstruction of the church and the...
This article describes the many changes and restorations made to the Anba Antonious Monastery in Sinai. The recent restorations have been in multiple phases over the past 10 years. There also have been recent archaeological finds in the vicinity, including Monk's cells and ancient Coptic writing....
The article covers issues that have made the headlines in Egypt in the last month and includes the story of a postman was detained for two months, a fatwá thatwas issued declaring that non-Muslims are not apostates and the contentious issue of a piece of land near St. Macarius monastery that has...
The Monastery of St. Maqar is engaged in a legal dispute over land, allegedly containing antiquities, near to the monastery.

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