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Amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt shown in the early years of photography

The amazing images, taken by Maxime Du Camp during an expedition between 1849 and 1851, include the Sphynx (pictured) and are to go on sale and are expected to fetch around £15,000

robert-hadley: Relief plaque with a swallow. Egypt, 400-30...

11 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

robert-hadley: Relief plaque with a swallow. Egypt, 400-30 B.C. Source: The Met

Declassified briefs explain 1973 DEFCON 3 nuclear panic

Rachel Maddow tells the history shown in newly declassified presidential daily briefs of how a Russian shipment of nuclear weapons to Egypt in 1973 put sent...

Egyptian women say doctors don't discourage female genital cutting, study finds

Women in Egypt are seeking out doctors' opinions on whether they should circumcise their daughters and, though it is illegal there, physicians are not discouraging the practice, giving legitimacy to a procedure that has serious medical risks, according to a new study led by a former Stanford University School of Medicine researcher. read more

From Iraq to Egypt to Yemen, Growing Dangers of Runaway U.S. Arms Trafficking

As I have written recently, the $70 billion-per year global arms trade doesn't get nearly enough coverage given its size, scope and devastating consequences. But a new report by the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV)...Show More Summary

Starting A Ballet School In The Most Conservative Part Of Egypt

Says co-founder Marco Adel, “We continue to be assailed and threatened on social networking media for opening this school. Those who criticise us say this school is against traditions. They claim it also spreads debauchery and encourages nudity. This is not true at all because art develops humans and refines their morals.”

theancientwayoflife: ~Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the Blue...

2 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

heancientwayoflife: ~Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the Blue Crown. Date: c. 1391-1353 BC Place: Egypt Period: New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III

Life Expectancy In Syria Has Taken a Major Hit

It wasn't that long ago that Syrians were enjoying a steady increase in life expectancy—about a three-month bump every single year for more than two decades. Same for the residents of Yemen, Libya, and Egypt, who saw improvements inShow More Summary

How Arab authoritarian regimes learned to defeat popular protests

The Arab world never seemed more unified than during the incandescent days of the 2011 Arab uprisings. Tunisia’s revolution clearly and powerfully inspired Arabs everywhere to take to the streets. Egypt’s Jan. 25 uprising, which resulted in the removal of Hosni Mubarak, taught Arab citizens and leaders alike that victory by protesters could succeed. The subsequent […]

Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains: research

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.

Caravaggio “Rest on the Flight to Egypt” 1596-97...

3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Caravaggio “Rest on the Flight to Egypt” 1596-97 (detail modified)) by Beth Timken Via Flickr: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian 1573-1610) Oil on canvas San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy Caravaggio pushed his figures up against the picture plane and used dramatic lighting which gives his paintings a quality of immediacy. Show More Summary

Egypt investigates strawberry link to hepatitis A cases in U.S.

Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the possibility that strawberries being exported to the United States are contaminated with hepatitis A. Ministry spokesman Edi Hawash said media reports from Virginia sparked the inquiry. He said Egypt has not received any official request from any U.S. Show More Summary

Finally, you can read the collected stories of Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphics in English

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The hieroglyphics that helped define the impression of ancient Egyptian civilization will see new life after being published in an English-language collection for the first time, The Guardian reported. “What will surprise people are the insights behind the well-known facade of ancient Egypt,...

High Price for Exposing Disappearances in Egypt

Next Tuesday, August 30, marks the International Day of the Disappeared, a day dedicated to reminding us of secret detentions, abductions, and forced disappearances. In many countries--including some of Washington's close allies--this...Show More Summary

First Russian Tourists May Fly to Egypt in 2nd Half of October

Director of the Russian tourist association Turpomosch Alexander Osaulenko that Russian experts poitively assess the situation in the Egyptian airports and flights from Russia to Egypt could be resumed in the second half of October.

Sisi faces the uncertain promise of Suez

The history of the canal offers a cautionary legacy to those hoping to win Egypt a good place in international economy.

Egypt Orders 8 Female TV Anchors To Lose Weight

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Egypt’s state broadcaster has suspended eight female anchors and instructed them to lose weight within a month, leading to an outcry from women’s rights advocates. The edict was given by the the state-run broadcaster Egyptian Radio and...Show More Summary

Egypt wheat commission submits corruption report amid calls for minister to resign

CAIRO (Reuters) - A fact-finding commission investigating corruption in Egypt's domestic wheat supplies has delivered its final report to parliament, a lawmaker said on Monday, amid mounting pressure on the minister of supplies to resign.

Egypt Ready to Create Separate Security Zones for Russian Tourists in Airports

Cairo is ready to provide special zones for Russian tourists if their number increases accordingly, according to Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy.

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