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The Battle of the Beard: Tut’s shave stirs controversy

23 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

I work in Cairo, and this week I had the interesting experience of being at the edge of a huge news story. Ancient Egypt is always popular but I’ve never seen anything like the media scrum that descended on the … Continue reading ?

Daily Downloads (Colleen Green, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Cairo: Young Love EP [mp3] Colleen Green: "TV" [mp3] from I Want to Grow Up (out February 24th) Connor Zwetsch: What Comes Afte...

Building an Internet Movement from the Bottom-Up

In the early days of the Arab Spring, Wael Ghonim declared, "If you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet." In retrospect Ghonim, a well-known Egyptian activist at the center of Cairo protests, should not have stopped there. Show More Summary

At Least 18 Dead as Muslim Brotherhood & Leftists Holds Protests in Egypt (VIDEO)

At least 18 people were killed in protests across Egypt marking the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Protesters were still in control of the Cairo suburb of Matariya, a Muslim Brotherhood stronghold, yesterday. Three police cadets were killed in … Continue reading ?

Sons of Egypt's Mubarak leave Cairo's prison

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, who spent four years in jail after they were first arrested, face retrial in corruption cases.

Clashes over Arab Spring anniversary leave 18 dead in Egypt

Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo.

Female Protester Shot Dead by Police in Egypt

A female protester has been shot dead in central Cairo ahead of the anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. According to a statement from the socialist Popular Alliance Party, which organisedShow More Summary

At least 13 killed in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising

At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in Egypt Sunday, amid violent clashes, on the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising. Egyptian authorities said the scene turned violet in Cairo amid clashes between police and protesters who support ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Show More Summary

Egypt : several killed in clashes between Islamists, police

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country’s 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded […]

Protest deaths mark anniversary of Egyptian uprising

At least 20 people killed in demonstrations held in Cairo and other cities, amid tightened security across the country.

Egyptian woman killed by police during protest in Cairo

A potester was shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo on Saturday, her political party said in a statement.

Two Lives ‘Lost in Translation’?

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Did Tokyo’s failure to hire competent translators lead ISIS to misunderstand Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cairo speech?

Protester killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of revolution

Protester killed and bomb blast in Cairo as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of 2011 revolution – @AFP — Breaking News (@BreakingNews) January 25, 2015

Egyptian Activist Shot and Killed During Peaceful Protest in Cairo

Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was marching to commemorate the hundreds of demonstrators killed during the Arab Spring uprising of 2011

Beard Of The Week: Faux Pas Edition

This week brought distressing news for one 3000-year-old beard: The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun has been hastily glued back on after it was damaged, [Egyptian Museum in Cairo] employees say. … It is not clear whether the mask was damaged during cleaning or if the beard was […]

Cairo Museum Statement on Tutankamun mask

Disturbing tales of five young conservators dismissed for commenting on the conservation of the Tutankhamun mummy mask, and incorrect choice of treatment methods will, no doubt, be being thoroughly looked into by the Ministry of Antiquities and (it is reported) the Public Prosecutor on Monday. Show More Summary

Exodus from Egypt: The country's youth move on

Sitting at a table in a cozy cafe in Cairo, Mirette Michail says she wants to stay in Egypt, but the recently-engaged artist doesn't envision the country rocked by political turmoil as a place to raise children. "I'm not leaving. I'm staying put. Show More Summary

Daily WTF: King Tut Mask Permanently Damaged

King Tut’s 3,300-year-old funeral mask is often called the most famous archeological relic in the world. And now, it’s basically ruined. This week, Cairo’s Egyptian Museum announced that Tut’s beard somehow got knocked off last year. And then, things got … More » The post Daily WTF: King Tut Mask Permanently Damaged appeared first on EveryJoe.

King Tut’s Beard Broken, Glued Back on Crooked

6 days agoOdd : Neatorama

The golden burial mask of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun was broken off during an attempted cleaning at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo sometime last year. Under orders to fix it quickly, curators used epoxy glue to reattach the beard. Epoxy sets very quickly. Show More Summary

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