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Even if you've already seen all of the artifacts on display in the Field Museum's permanent "Inside Ancient Egypt" exhibition and its temporary "Mummies" show, there's still one more piece of Egyptian history hidden somewhere within the museum. Later this week, visitors will be able to take part in an ...
The legacy of one dictator has been replaced by another, and the cakewalk victory of Sisi in last week's three-day election reaffirms that democracy has been relegated to the footnotes of Egyptian history, as indeed it has in Libya and Syria. The army overthrew Morsi, the elected Muslim Brotherhood ...

But Sisi's hollow victory — like the coup that brought him to power in the first place — fits neatly within the flat arc of modern Egyptian history. The lesson of that history isn't that Egyptian citizens are unprepared for a more just, open, and democratic society. Rather, it's that Egypt's political elites have always ...
She was known for starting a religious revolution and oversaw what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. So, naturally, Queen Bey is seen on each of the pieces in various poses, dressed as Nefertiti and channeling the late Egyptian queen's regal attitude. We'd be surprised if you ...
Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who ruled between 1332 and 1323 B.C. and is best known as “King Tut.” In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the young king's tomb, sparking a renewed interest in Egyptian history and artifacts. Millions of local visitors. Another ...
The 3,000-year-old leather war-armor of the boy king has uncovered the signs of battle scars, which could change our understanding of Egyptian history. According to the Channel 5 documentary "Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures", experts analyzed the history of Tutankhamun's ancient battle-hardened ...

Maya Morsi, National Council for Women (NCW) president, announced at a press statement on Sunday that Your Vote for Tomorrow's Egypt campaign succeeded in reaching 3.5 million women and their families in villages across all of Egypt's governorates through 1,219 public meeting and 489 door-knock ...
The vote comes during a harsh crackdown on dissent, one of the most dramatic in Egyptian history. [Associated Press / Maggie Michael and Brian Rohan]; Even though Sisi will likely get a new term, there are signs that growing dissent could threaten his long-term prospects of staying in power or cause his ...
A chance find at a university in Wales has uncovered a previously unacknowledged image of one of the most beguiling characters in ancient Egyptian history – the female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. Images of Hatshepsut are always of keen interest to Egyptologists, because – albeit in a very different context to ...
Cairo is a historic megacity, home to ancient bazaars, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and one of the world's oldest institutions of higher learning, Al-Azhar University. And tucked in its midst is al-Darb al-Ahmar ('Red Road' in Arabic), a 14th-century quarter that's a maze of narrow, twisting alleyways lined with ...
Think of Egyptian dancers and the first image to come to mind is not likely to be a ballerina. Yet once upon a time, the Egyptian ballerina Magda Saleh danced the dream role of Giselle in Moscow as a guest star with the mighty Bolshoi Ballet. Even more improbably, she danced it in the opera house in her ...
In later Egyptian history, tattoos would continue to function in the same way, with some spectacular examples including amuletic and divine images. As the newly discovered Predynastic tattooed individuals reveal, permanent bodily adornments can express an individual's role in the larger world, as man or ...
Mohamed Salah has etched his name into the history books once more, becoming the third Egyptian in history to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Salah qualified to the last eight after Liverpool managed to hold FC Porto to a comfortable 0-0 draw at Anfield, meaning their 5-0 win at ...
The two mummies, one man and one woman, are incredibly significant not only because their tattoos are much older than any others previously observed, but also because men from that period of Egyptian history have never before been found with tattoos. News of the discovery is detailed in a new report ...
CAIRO – 5 March 2018: A position like that of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria can very easily influence an entire region; and this is no surprise. The Vatican has been exerting power for centuries. It is no different for Christians in the Middle East and Africa. Lebanon's dominant political denomination ...
Every occasion, feasts and memories are associated with certain foods that have evolved throughout Egyptian history. In celebration of our rich Egyptian cuisine, I will be taking you on a quick tour of some of our signature appetizers, main dishes and desserts, along with some easy quick recipes for you to ...
A spectacular 2,000-year-old necropolis containing at least eight tombs has been uncovered in Egypt, according to the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities. The previously unknown complex—located in the Minya region, south of the capital Cairo—consists of a vast network of burial shafts inside which ...

His acquittal symbolized the grim continuum between his military-backed government and that of his political heir, the army general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who's been called “the most repressive dictator in modern Egyptian history.” Sisi's Egypt is a torture epidemic against political detainees at the hands of ...
And at the same time, there are so many women in Egyptian history to note and be aware of – whether it be in the modern period, like the likes of Umm Kulthum, whose voice will undoubtedly go down in history for centuries to come or in pre-modern times such as Sayyida Nafisa, who was the teacher of one ...
The archaeological excavation of an ancient Egyptian city at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, led by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, has discovered well-preserved settlement remains dating to an important turning point in ancient Egyptian history, when the pharaohs began to renew interest in ...
"It's extraordinary. When taken alongside the latest reading of the genetic data, this provides us with truly exciting evidence that the mummy of the Younger Lady is none other than Queen Nefertiti herself." The show is focused on investigating three of the most powerful women in ancient Egyptian history: ...
She received her PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006—having specialized in Egyptian art and archaeology. After teaching Egyptian history at the University of Michigan she returned to Berkeley to conduct various courses on ancient Egyptian civilization, before taking a position as ...
Discovery Tour is a natural fit, then. The new mode scatters 75 “Guided Tours” across the map, themed around aspects of Egyptian history. The “Tutorial” tour, for instance, is titled “Alexandria: Planning of the City,” and consists of eight stations detailing everything from Alexander's choice of site, the creation ...
The new military campaign began a few months after more than two dozen extremists carried out the deadliest terrorist attack in modern Egyptian history. The raid — which involved setting off bombs inside a Sufi mosque, then shooting from outside at worshippers as they fled — killed more than 300 people ...
Let's look back; Queen Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen who lived around 13th century B.C. She was known as “the Great Royal Wife,” and is one of the most famous figures in Egyptian history. Nefertiti was also the mother of King Tut, arguably the most well known pharaoh in Egyptian history. Besides being ...
... military and police in combating terrorism threats, without causing any danger to citizens. The operation came in response to the Rawda mosque attack near Al-Arish, which killed at least 313 and injured dozens in last November. The attack was deemed to be the deadliest in modern Egyptian history.
... military and police in combating terrorism threats, without causing any danger to citizens. The operation came in response to the Rawda mosque attack near Al-Arish, which killed at least 313 and injured dozens in last November. The attack was deemed to be the deadliest in modern Egyptian history.
Aside from pushing the series into a new direction, last fall's Assassin's Creed Origins was praised for its setting and attention to detail to the culture of Egypt, and now players will be able to dig deeper into Egyptian history next week with the release of the Discovery Tour Mode. Ubisoft announced that ...
And at the same time, there are so many women in Egyptian history to note and be aware of – whether it be in the modern period, like the likes of Umm Kulthum, whose voice will undoubtedly go down in history for centuries to come or in pre-modern times such as Sayyida Nafisa, who was the teacher of one ...
The archaeological excavation of an ancient Egyptian city at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, led by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, has discovered well-preserved settlement remains dating to an important turning point in ancient Egyptian history, when the pharaohs began to renew interest in ...
"It's extraordinary. When taken alongside the latest reading of the genetic data, this provides us with truly exciting evidence that the mummy of the Younger Lady is none other than Queen Nefertiti herself." The show is focused on investigating three of the most powerful women in ancient Egyptian history: ...
Throughout 2017, the Antiquities Ministry made a string of discoveries across Egypt — including some in the southern city Luxor, known for its spectacular temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history. Egypt hopes the inauguration of the new museum, along with the recent ...
Throughout 2017, the Antiquities Ministry made a string of discoveries across Egypt — including some in the southern city Luxor known for its spectacular temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history. Egypt hopes the inauguration of the new museum, along with the recent ...
Discoveries await visitors. Throughout 2017, the Antiquities Ministry made a string of discoveries across Egypt, including some in the southern city Luxor known for its spectacular temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history. Egypt hopes the inauguration of the new museum, ...
Football Greatest nights: most dramatic match in Egyptian history. By: Mohamed Soltan. Mon, Jan. 29, 2018. CAIRO – 29 January 2018: Egyptian football fans consider Al-Ahly's game against Ismaily in the 2002 Egyptian League as the most entertaining game in the history of the Egyptian football. Both teams entered the ...
Judea/Jerusalem! Scholars find numerous conflations of seemingly unrelated pieces of ancient Egyptian history in this account, the last being the confusion of the Hyksos with the Jews. But they generally accept Manetho's claim that he based this account on information drawn from priestly historical records ...
In November 2017, it claimed the mass murder of more than 300 people at a Sufi mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the deadliest attack in modern Egyptian history. Its members, which number in the thousands, include Al-Qaeda defectors, jihadis from Gaza and Egyptian radical Islamists who have ...
His time spent at a Coptic school meant that Naguib was allowed entry into an otherwise overlooked era of Egyptian history. “It was there that I developed a serious interest in learning more about this era, which did not receive serious attention at the time,” he said. At the Institute for Coptic Studies, which is ...
CAIRO – 3 January 2018: Prominent archaeologist and author, Enas El Shafie, traced the origins of Ancient Egyptian history in a TV interview with Ibrahim Hegazy, aired on state-owned TV. El Shafie has introduced evidence to illustrate how world literature was inspired by Ancient Egyptian heritage, ...
CAIRO – 3 January 2018: Prominent archaeologist and author, Enas El Shafie, traced the origins of Ancient Egyptian history in a TV interview with Ibrahim Hegazy, aired on state-owned TV. El Shafie has introduced evidence to illustrate how world literature was inspired by Ancient Egyptian heritage, ...
In Egyptian history hotep was the name of the great physician and the designer of the first pyramid, Imhotep. Hotep was also the name of some of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, such as Amenhotep I, Amenhotep III, and Amenhotep IV (who later became Akhenaten). The use of hotep as an insult has been ...
On November 24, suspected IS militants killed some 300 worshipers at a mosque near Arish in the deadliest terror attack on civilians in Egyptian history. Spree of executions. Separately on Tuesday, four Islamist militants were executed after being sentenced to death by a military court over a 2015 bombing ...
Copper Content of Ancient Egyptian Ink May Help Us (Literally) Piece Together Egyptian History The copper responsible for creating the characteristic Egyptian-blue color is detected within ancient Egyptian inks, which may help reconnect brittle fragments of these priceless documents. Posted on December ...
The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history. “It's truly an exceptional day,” Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said. “The 18th ...
He describes, for example, how Egypt's interaction with nature and natural resources like water and wood had an impact on Ottoman domination from the 16th to 19th centuries. His most recent studies on Egyptian history in this period have also generated new thinking. He has investigated, amongst others, ...
The current website defines the “Memory of Modern Egypt” project as “an attempt to create the biggest digital library for valuable cultural and historical material that concerns the modern Egyptian history, beginning with the Mohammed Ali era in 1805 and ending with President Sadat's era in 1981.”.
The village simulates a living museum of Egyptian history, with replicas of the Ancient Egyptian village and the tomb of Tutankhamen. ... With120,000 items presented in 107 halls and spanning 5,000 years of Egyptian history, visitors can find the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun, jewellery, eating bowls ...
This attack is the deadliest terror attack in modern Egyptian history, surpassing the October 2015 bombing of a Russian airliner over the peninsula, which killed all 224 passengers onboard. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the destruction according to The Washington Post. Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah ...
This is the first of a series of seven columns that will discuss how events in ancient Egyptian history may have intertwined with the Exodus story told in the Torah, based on a new approach to dating the Exodus and the key milestones that preceded it. The journey to the Exodus began with the Israelites' ...
Rawda mosque, which is associated with a Sufi order, where terrorists committed the worst massacre in recent Egyptian history. AFP PHOTO / STR. The killing of more than 300 people in the worst terror attack in recent Egyptian history has highlighted the threat posed to the country's Sufi community.


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