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 B.C. Source: The Met
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...
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
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
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.”
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
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
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 […]
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 (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
How a push for democracy in Egypt was railroaded by the dictatorship.
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
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,...
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
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.
The history of the canal offers a cautionary legacy to those hoping to win Egypt a good place in international economy.
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
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.
Cairo is ready to provide special zones for Russian tourists if their number increases accordingly, according to Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy.