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Ridley Scott Explains Exodus’s Whitewashing

Ridley Scott's upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings has an awfully white cast for a movie set in ancient Egypt: Christian Bale plays Moses, Joel Edgerton plays Ramses, Aaron Paul plays Joshua, and Sigourney Weaver plays Tuya. But Scott says he has a perfectly good explanation for the whitewashing. "I can't... More »

Egypt sentences 78 minors to prison

Alexandria court hands juveniles aged 13 to 17 jail sentences of two to five year for belonging to "an outlawed group".

Egypt temporarily opens Gaza border crossing

Rafah crossing reopened for two days as Cairo reports another attack on Egyptian troops in border town of El-Arish.

Egypt, Israel and the Palestinians

President Al-Sisi of Egypt is fast becoming a leading regional figure, as is to be expected from an Egyptian leader. That in itself is not a surprise, as Egypt's leaders have traditionally behaved as if they are the responsible actors in a wild neighborhood. Show More Summary

France to Return 239 Archaeological Artifacts to Egypt

France will return to Egypt 239 archaeological artifacts which were illegally smuggled out of the country, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al Damati said. Al Damati said in a statement that experts from the Louvre Museum had confirmed the authenticity of 239 of the 302 archaeological pieces illegally taken from Egypt to France. Show More Summary

This Is The Actual Seal That Secured King Tutankhamun's Tomb

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Imagine being an archaeologist exploring ancient shrines in Egypt and stumbling upon this 3,245-year-old unbroken seal. Such was the sight that greeted Howard Carter in 1923 as he prepared to enter King Tut's astounding shrine for the first time. Read more...

Apartment building collapses in Egypt, killing 17 people

An apartment building in Cairo collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 17 people as rescuers and neighbors frantically dug for survivors.

Production designers discuss working with real and built locations for ‘Exodus’, ‘Imitation Game’ and ‘Birdman’

What's the difference between a Broadway theater, ancient Egypt and Bletchley Park? There might be some witty punch line to that question, but the answer is at the heart of the expanse of production design that went into some of this year's top Oscar contenders. Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is the Invisible Hands' "Slaughterhouse"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Cairo, Egypt psych-rock group the Invisible Hands are led by Alan Bishop, the former Seattle-based member of Sun City Girls and current co-boss of Sublime Frequencies, specialists of exposing far-flung, amazing music to Western ears....Show More Summary

Jeweled Mummy Found Under Collapsed Roof

At some point about 4,000 years ago, a female aristocrat in her 30s died in southern Egypt. Archaeologists have finally found her—along with the jewelry she was wearing when buried, reports Discovery. The find is unusual because tomb raiders have generally picked such sites clean, but a stroke...

Egypt Willing to Contribute Troops to Secure a Palestinian State

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a weekend newspaper interview that Egypt was willing to lend troops to help secure a future Palestinian state, offering stability for local police and providing an extra level of security reassurance for Israel, reports Reuters. Show More Summary

Egypt's Sisi visits Pope on first Europe trip

President's four-day tour includes meeting with Italian PM and trip to France, aimed at securing investments.

Egypt Aims to Renegotiate Suez Canal Container Port Deal

Egypt is trying to renegotiate an extension of an agreement worth $1.5 billion with Suez Canal Container Terminal which has a concession to run a port near the entrance to the canal, a government official said. The post Egypt Aims to Renegotiate Suez Canal Container Port Deal appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Egypt Eyes Suez Container Port Renegotiation

Egypt is trying to renegotiate an extension of an agreement worth $1.5 billion with Suez Canal Container Terminal which has a concession to run a port near the entrance to the canal,

Bombs uncovered on Egypt railway tracks

Three explosive devices found on railway tracks in southern Egypt after a bomb goes off in Al-Wasta, south of Cairo.

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head. It rang a familiar bell and could well apply to many developing countries going through...Show More Summary

Egypt arrests another Muslim brotherhood leader

The last remaining senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who was not in prison was arrested on Thursday by the Egyptian police, closing off the government’s main channel of communication with the group. The leader, Mohamed Ali Bishr, is considered a moderate within the Brotherhood, Egypt’s main Islamist organization and the sponsor of the political […]

Early Christians in Egypt Worshiped “Seth, the Living Christ”; Scholars Scrutinize Their Book of Spells

Using magic, how can you subjugate a male enemy? Easy:[Y]ou have to say a magical formula over two nails, and then "drive them into his doorpost, one on the right side (and) one on the left." That bit of supernatural advice can be found in a mysterious, 1,300-year-old Egyptian codex that's written in Coptic. (Somewhere, Dan Brown is in the throes of arousal.)

No Justice: Doctor Acquitted After 12-Year-Old Girl Dies During Illegal Female Circumcision Operation

Doctor Acquitted After Young Girl Dies During Female Circumcision Operation via Jezebel Earlier this year, Egypt broke some serious ground by arresting Dr. Raslan Fadl and charging him for manslaughter of Sohair al-Bata’a, a 12-year-old girl who died while he

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