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Diana Sakakini [Diana al-Sakākīnī] was born in Milan, Italy, from the prestigious al-Sakākīnī family of Christian Syrian origins that has left indelible marks in Egypt as the majestic al-Sakākīnī Palace in Old Cairo testifies. She was educated in Italy but later returned to Egypt where her parents...
  The visual artist Injī Aflāṭūn, whose birthday was honored by Google Doodle, was born on April 16th, 1924, and passed away on April 1989.
Ismā’īl Pasha who ruled Egypt from 1863 to 1879 decided to give women the right to education. He established the first school for Muslim girls in Cairo, and in the entire Near East. 
The fifth Alawi ruler over Egypt, Khedive Ismā’īl is also called the second founder of Modern Egypt after his grandfather Muḥammad ʿAlī who launched Egypt's modernization project that involved building a new army and suggesting a new map for the country.
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. 
(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
Today, on Ramadan 7 of the Hijrah year 1438, prayers were held for the first time at Al-Azhar Mosque more than one thousand year ago. Being the first mosque established in the city of Cairo which was founded by Al-Mū`izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate in the month of Ramadan of the Hijrah...
A report by Al-Misrīyūn stated that the idea of ​​the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) dates back to 1869, when French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi designed a miniature of a statue representing a woman with a torch and presented it to Khedive Ismā‘īl Pasha. The statue was...
The Ministry of Culture, under the supervision of columnist and Minister of Culture, Helmy al-Namnam, issued a book titled “Parliamentary Life in Egypt” as part of State celebrations to mark Parliament’s 150th Birthday. The book includes a number of important documents from the Egyptian National...
  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...

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