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 ?
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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 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 ?
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, who spent four years in jail after they were first arrested, face retrial in corruption cases.
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.
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 15 killed over weekend of unrest
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
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 […]
At least 20 people killed in demonstrations held in Cairo and other cities, amid tightened security across the country.
A potester was shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo on Saturday, her political party said in a statement.
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Protester killed and bomb blast in Cairo as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of 2011 revolution – @AFP http://t.co/Xw5McCb8v5 — Breaking News (@BreakingNews) January 25, 2015
Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was marching to commemorate the hundreds of demonstrators killed during the Arab Spring uprising of 2011
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 […]
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
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
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.
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