Predictions show the dam halving Egypt's per capita water consumption in the coming years.
Egypt – the word evokes images of pyramids and camels, tombs and temples, caches of ancient civilizations lying beneath a vast desert. Lesser known is Egypt’s other side - cerulean waters on soft sand beaches against mountain backdrops,...Show More Summary
Egypt's tourism minister tendered his resignation on Tuesday over President Mohamed Mursi's decision to appoint as governor of Luxor a member of a hardline Islamist group blamed for slaughtering 58 tourists there in 1997.
Tourism minister resigns amid protests against President Mohamed Morsi's appointment of governor linked to massacre.
Many of us have been distraught over the attacks on privacy and the press by the Obama Administration as well as authoritarian turn taken by presidents in Egypt and Turkey. I am pleased to announce that I have finally found a president who is not only a reformer but completely free of special interest influence. […]
Ben Hubbard and Mayy El Sheikh of the New York Times have a frightening report of how charges against blasphemy -- a victimless crime, as the joke goes -- are increasing dramatically in Egypt under President Mohamed Morsi. It's a witch-hunt, pure and simple. Show More Summary
Aayko sends this from the EEF: Excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian town in northern Egypt “At the Hyksos fort at Tel El-Yahoud area in Qalioubiya governorate in northern Egypt, an Egyptian excavation mission by the Ministry of State for Antiquities has stumbled upon an ancient Egyptian town from the Middle Kingdom, which dates from approximately 2000 BC to 1700 BC. The town [...]
Egyptologist risks life, career to expose looting Monica Hanna’s reputation as an archaeologist has grown far beyond her native Egypt — but not without risk. As she and several journalists documented looting at an ancient burial site here, several men – one with a shotgun slung over a shoulder — threatened her. “I heard one man say, ‘Beat [...]
To say it's been a bad year for secular culture in Egypt is a special kind of understatement, but a string of developments this month — all linked to President Mohamed Morsi's appointments of several key positions in tourism and culture — have left observers reeling and provoked a series of bold direct actions from dissidents.
It was only 16 years ago, in 1997, that members of an Egyptian militant group called Gamaa Islamiya stormed the ancient Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, a tourism magnet, and massacred 62 tourists before killing themselves, part of their insurgent campaign against the government. Show More Summary
In a bid to distract attention from his domestic woes, curry favor with the U.S. and Gulf countries and restore Egypt to a leadership position in the region, Morsi chose a Cairo stadium to announce to his supporters that he was cutting diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.
Did you know that in Ancient Egypt, wearing a cat on your head was a mark of royalty? When Laura Gambrel graduated from Indiana University, her mom, Carol, wanted to mark the occasion with a simple photo cake. Carol says she and theShow More Summary
Egypt is on many a must-see list of travel locations. For those of us who've wondered what has happened to Egypt's tourism industry, the news is not promising.
by Pamela Toler Around 2500 BCE, the first cities appeared on the banks of the Nile in Egypt, at the delta of the Tigris and Euphrates in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), and in the valley of the Indus River in what is now Pakistan and northwest India India. Thanks to the Old Testament, traveling museum [...]
``Syria and Egypt are dying. They were dying before the Syrian civil war broke out and before the Muslim Brotherhood took power in Cairo. Syria has an insoluble civil war and Egypt has an insoluble crisis because they are dying. They...Show More Summary
Many believe that Egypt, over the course of its long history, has developed the most stable farming-based civilization in history. I don't know if this was meant to apply to the entire country, but I'm pretty sure it clearly applies to the agricultural activities associated with the Nile River. Show More Summary
Foreign ministers meet in Addis Ababa to try quell tensions over Ethiopia's plans to divert Blue Nile in dam project.
This week President Barack Obama ordered the intervention into yet another war after Syria crossed his “red line” by using chemical weapons against his own people. However, over in Egypt, denying basic human rights appears no barrier to U.S. aid. In the very same week as using human rights to justify another intervention, the Obama […]
Trading in Egypt’s benchmark stock index, the world’s worst performer so far this month with a 14 percent decline, tumbled to the lowest level by value in five years on Sunday, on concern that anti-government protests will bring the nation to a “tipping point”. Show More Summary