Posts Tagged ‘egypt’

Elites and Gods: The Big Lives Of Dwarfs In Ancient Egypt!

With its enormous stone temples, pyramids and tombs, ancient Egypt was undoubtedly one of the most productive advanced civilizations of the pre-Christian world.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News Ancient Places Africa Read Later 

New Reliefs Revealed in Egypt’s Esna Temple Beneath 2,000 Years of Dust

A joint German-Egyptian archaeological mission, who’ve been working at Egypt’s Esna temple since 2020, have succeeded in uncovering patterns, pictures, and colors from the ceilings and walls of the temple.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Africa Read Later 

Goshen of Arabia: Delivering Egypt out of the Exodus

If the Exodus of the Israelites was a historical story, then surely it did not take place in ancient Egypt…

Goshen of Arabia: Delivering Egypt from the Exodus

“Often taken for granted and simply overlooked the land of Goshen will remain a flagrant inconsistency in the biblical narrative about the Exodus” By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat If the Exodus of the Israelites was a historical story, then surely it did not take place in ancient Egypt …   The Hebrew Bible is a book […]

3,500-Year-Old Keeper Of ‘Royal Secrets’ Tomb Discovered In Egypt

A magnificent tomb has been discovered in Egypt belonging to a ‘keeper of royal secrets.’ This highly-trusted man served two ancient pharaohs of the 6th Dynasty, and successfully navigated the political chaos surrounding a royal assassination. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Eyes in ancient Egypt (Video)

Strong and ubiquitous as an artistic motif of ancient Egypt, the eye, aka the Wedjat, has deep ancient mythological origins.

Ancient Zeus Kasios Temple Unearthed In Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have excavated a vast temple built by members of the mysterious cult of Zeus Kasios. The Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Ministry announced on Monday Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

The Sphinx of Giza: Who Built the World’s Most Famous Sphinx in Egypt?

A sphinx is a monstrous being, a mythical creature with the face of a man, the body of lion, and an eagle’s wings. According to the Greek mythology, the sphinx was sent by the gods to punish the town of Thebes in Greece Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Africa Unexplained Phenomena Read Later  Source

Excavations Unearth Five Stunning 4,000-Year-Old Tombs in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced another discovery in Saqqara, the necropolis of the erstwhile capital of the ancient Egyptian empire, Memphis.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Africa Read Later  Source

Egypt appoints first female high court judge

First female judge takes seat at Egypt’s high court March 7, 2022 at 4:45 pm READ: Enforced Disappearances: a police-state tool for wiping out opponents in Egypt Show Comments Related Source

Egypt displeased with Sudan over Russia military base: report 

Egypt is “displeased” with the military authorities in Sudan for welcoming the establishment of a Russian military base on Sudanese territories, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported. The site quoting unnamed Egyptian sources as saying that “the Egyptian decision-making circles concerned with the Sudanese file” are angry over what they considered “misleading practices” by deputy head of Sudan’s ruling council, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, during […]

Defensive Fortress Zarw, Along The Way Of Horus In Ancient Egypt

The rich fertile lands of Egypt’s Nile Delta must have been looked on with avaricious eyes from their next-door neighbors to the east. All that lush greenery lay in stark contrast to the deserts of the Sinai and beyond. The Northern Sinai coastline was the land bridge that joined Egypt and the rest of Africa […]

Defensive Fortresses Along The Way Of Horus In Ancient Egypt

The rich fertile lands of Egypt’s Nile Delta must have been looked on with avaricious eyes from their next-door neighbors to the east. All that lush greenery lay in stark contrast to the deserts of the Sinai and beyond. The Northern Sinai coastline was the land bridge that joined Egypt and the rest of Africa […]

Dictators in Egypt and Saudi Arabia love smart cities projects — here’s why

Imagine being filmed 24/7. Knowing someone is watching you the whole time, would your behaviors and decisions remain the same? When governments or tech companies promote “smart” cities projects, they talk about how having more data about us could make things better.  What they don’t talk about is the way having surveillance technologies embedded in […]

Russian-Ukrainian war: How does it affect Egypt?

Parallel to the Russian declaration of war on Ukraine, Egypt held its breath, fearing the harmful effects of the war on Egypt on various levels. Egypt is the biggest wheat importer worldwide, as wheat bread is considered the main food commodity for most Egyptians, especially the poor. In addition, 93 million bread loaves are produced […]

5 Unique Facts Straight Out of Ancient Egypt

A lot of things viewed as unusual by the people from the present day used to take place in ancient Egypt. While some of these aspects are fascinating, others can be simply regarded as odd. Going beyond this, ancient Egypt has proven to be a fantastic civilization which continues to inspire individuals even today. Out […]

Russia and Egypt Strive to Ensure Food Security in Africa

Despite modern agro-industrial technologies, the trend towards food shortages continues. This, in particular, is evidenced by the information published by the UN that up to 820 million people are starving in the world, which is about 10% of the world population.  There are more malnourished and hungry people around the world today than ever before, despite the […]

Egypt: Interior ministry, sovereign fund spar over prison land ownership

Officials at the Egyptian Sovereign Fund and the Ministry of the Interior are in dispute over land belonging to prisons which are no longer in use in the country, a researcher at a state-run research centre revealed yesterday. As the army expands its hold over the Egyptian economy, the interior ministry has been seeking to […]

Egypt releases 3 prominent political prisoners. What about the 65,000 others?

The new year brought with it the welcome news that three of Egypt’s most prominent political prisoners have now been, or are set to be, released from prison. Former EIPR researcher Patrick Zaki, who was studying for his master’s in Italy, was freed on 8 December after 22 months in prison where he was held […]

Egypt’s grand mufti legalises use of contraceptives to limit population growth

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Abdel-Karim Allam has announced that the use of contraceptives was “permissible and does not cause any harm to the family or women” and can be used to control population growth. Allam added that there was “no problem in taking steps to maintain development and achieve positive goals for the family and […]

Political Coordination between Egypt and Russia Intensifies

Against the background of consistent strengthening by Egypt of its role in the Arab world and and in the international arena, further coordination of policy between Egypt and Russia continues with the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields. Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, held a meeting with colleagues from Egypt […]

Spain returns smuggled figurines, funeral jars to Egypt

Spain returned 36 stolen antiquities to Egyptian officials on Monday, including figurines of gods and goddesses and ancient jars meant to hold human remains, reports Reuters. The artefacts – among them a granite carving of the lion’s head of the warrior goddess Sekhmet – were taken illegally from archaeological sites, officials said. Smugglers brought them […]

Primaeval Temples Of Egypt: Hidden Gods In The Sand

Temples have always fascinated people. Although their structure, design and meaning, are sometimes taken for granted, they seem to be magical religion made manifest. It seems to be one of mankind’s earliest instincts, this construction of a special building, or enclosure for divine encounter. Right back in the mists of time, some of the cave […]

Calls for Egypt YouTube to be detained for ‘defaming the state’

An Egyptian lawyer yesterday submitted a report to the Public Prosecutor accusing opposition YouTuber Abdullah Al-Sharif of “issuing fabricated videos and calls about the Egyptian state’s institutions and leaders aiming to provoke chaos, spreading disorders, and destabilising the country’s internal security.” Tarek Mahmoud, a lawyer known for his extensive reporting against opponents of the regime, said that […]

Buddhism in Ancient Egypt and Meroe – Beliefs Revealed Through Ancient Script

Did Buddhism exist in Upper Egypt and the Lower Meroitic Empire? The answer appears to be yes. It was in Memphis that English Egyptologist and archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie found evidence of Buddhist colony. Portrait of Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, 1903. ( Public Domain ) The Buddhist Colony Flinders Petrie claimed these Buddhists […]

New leaks allegedly prove bribery, corruption among Egypt’s presidential advisers

Earlier this week Egyptian police arrested the father of popular YouTuber Abdullah El-Sherif after he broadcast a phone call between two presidential advisers appearing to show one of them accepting bribes in exchange for granting the other exclusive tender on upcoming construction projects. In the leaked recording Major General Farouk Al-Qadi offers adviser Mervat Mohamed […]

The crime in Sisi’s Egypt is not being corrupt, it is exposing corruption

Every time audio leaks related to the regime in Egypt are published or broadcast and affect President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a person or one of his aides, the matter makes headlines and trends on social media for days. Egyptian activist and You Tuber Abdullah Al-Sharif broadcast such a leak a few days ago. It […]

3 young siblings die after building collapses in Egypt

Three young siblings have died after a two-storey building collapsed on them in Egypt’s Beni Suef Governorate yesterday. Rescue workers managed to save nine other injured people, including three children. The siblings who died were aged eight, 11 and 12. Authorities have not officially disclosed the reason the building collapsed yet it is a common […]

Giulio Regeni: Egypt responsible for 2016 murder of student, says Italian commission

Egyptian security services are responsible for the torture and death of Italian student Giulio Regeni, according to a parliamentary commission. The report — published after two years of investigations — blamed the killing on members of Egypt’s National Security. Regeni was abducted by unknown assailants in the suburbs of Cairo in January 2016 while conducting […]

Gaza civil servants salaries will be paid by Qatar after an agreement with Egypt

The salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip will be paid this month, as Egypt and Qatar agreed on a mechanism for the payment, Haaretz reports. According to the report, Qatar will provide money for employees of the Hamas-run administration indirectly by buying fuel from Egypt, the new agreement says. The fuel would then […]

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