Posts Tagged ‘egypt’

Three Giant Criosphinxes Discovered On Egypt’s Cultic Avenue in Luxor

The remains of three giant ram head sphinx statues, known as criosphinxes, have been unearthed on Luxor’s Avenue of Sphinxes in southern Egypt. At least one of the sphinx statues had a coiled cobra carved on top of its head. The three gigantic statue ram heads were discovered south of Karnak Temple in Luxor, on […]

The Assyrian, Persian And Greek Conquest Of Ancient Egypt

During the eighth century BC, ancient Egypt was experiencing turbulent times. The country was split with a pharaoh ruling in Lower Egypt, but powerful priests of Amun were ruling Middle and Upper Egypt. The  Nubian Kingdom  took advantage of the split in Egypt.  Piye (744-714 BC) an ancient Kushite king of Nubia, regarded his campaign […]

Hamas, Egypt agree to strengthen Gaza ceasefire

Hamas and Egypt agreed to strengthen the ongoing ceasefire between the Palestinian resistance and Israeli occupation, Anadolu reported yesterday. The news service reported an informed source as saying that the two sides also agreed to accelerate the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, which suffered massive destruction during the latest Israeli offensive in May. A senior Hamas delegation […]

Egypt finalising plans to send gas to Lebanon

Egypt is finalising arrangements to start supplying gas to Lebanon soon under a plan to help ease Lebanon’s power crisis, the two countries’ energy ministers said after meeting today, Reuters reported. Under an agreement announced last month, Egypt will supply natural gas to Lebanon via a pipeline that passes through Jordan and Syria to help to boost […]

Egypt denies claims political detainees seek to reconcile with the state

An Egyptian security source denied the existence and circulation of a letter calling for reconciliation between political detainees and the regime of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The source, whose identity was not revealed, accused the Muslim Brotherhood of promoting this story through the media. This comes after news sites circulated a message attributed to detainees […]

Egypt’s Growing International Renown is Undeniable

Egypt, which has been steadily strengthening its role in the Arab world since the second half of the twentieth century, has uninterruptedly enhanced its authority on the international stage, and is now firmly in a noteworthy position on it. Recently, very important talks were held in Cairo between Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Egyptian President […]

Greeks in ancient Egypt

Greeks in ancient Egypt From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Greeks have been present in Egypt since at least the 7th century BC or more. Herodotus visited ancient Egypt in the 5th century BC and claimed that the Greeks were one of the first groups of foreigners that ever lived there.[4] Diodorus Siculus claimed that Rhodian […]

The Roots Of Modern Science In Ancient Kemetic Egypt

In the modern Western world, science and religion have changed places in terms of which is regarded as ‘reality’ and what is most likely ‘just a fantasy’. In Medieval times religion was considered the true fundamental reality and science was theoretical, the fantasy world of eccentrics, philosophers, and dreamers. Yet there was a time when […]

Egypt denies imposing tariff to receive phone calls

The authorities in Egypt yesterday denied recent reports that the government is going to impose a tariff to receive phone calls. Such claims are “incorrect”, insisted the Egyptian cabinet’s media centre, which added that it has been in touch with the ministry of communications on the matter. “The fees for the cost of any telephone […]

Leaked audio shows Libya PM questioning Egypt judiciary’s integrity

A leaked audio recording of the Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, in which he questioned the Egyptian judiciary’s integrity could ignite a diplomatic crisis with Cairo. In the leaked audio recording, possibly recorded during an official meeting with the Egyptian prime minister, Dbeibeh is heard asking the Egyptian […]

Egypt Announces Human Rights Agenda Amid US Threat to Withhold Military Aid

State Department Threatens to Hold $130 Million from Egypt Unless Human Rights Improve 09/16/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has announced a new human rights strategy for the north African country. Three days later, the announcement was followed by a State […]

The Genesis Of Modern Religions In Ancient Egypt

It is an irony of history that the three great religions of Europe and the Middle East, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, did not originate there but rather had their genesis, like the human species itself, under more southern skies. Indeed, the oldest of these, Judaism, which gave rise to Christianity, and the later Islam were […]

Egypt Opens Ancient Tomb of King Djoser After Restoration

A path leads to the entrance of the southern cemetery of King Djoser, after its restoration, near the famed Step Pyramid, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 14, 2021. (Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo) SAQQARA, Egypt—Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived […]

A Versatile Plant: What Were the Many Uses of Cannabis in Ancient Egypt?

Cannabis is widely considered to be one of the most widespread options when it comes to medicinal herbs. However, in ancient times the plant’s popularity was far greater, and its use much more common in different aspects of regular life. As things have turned out, modern laws have now prohibited a lot of the cultural […]

Young Christian Woman Missing After Arrest in Egypt

No Communication Allowed with Christian Convert 09/03/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on August 26, 2021, a 17-year-old Christian woman was detained by Egyptian police as she was leaving a Cairo church. Upon the last communication with her, she was able to confirm her arrest. However, her current status […]

Four-Legged Whale Found in Egypt Named after Egyptian God Anubis

Egyptian paleontologists have identified a new four-legged whale species that walked on land more than 43 million years ago. The fossilized partial skeleton of this exotic creature was discovered in Egypt, west of the Nile, in 2008. After 13 years of intensive study, the paleontologists have concluded that this particular walking whale was unique to […]

Egypt’s Ancient Tahtib Martial Arts Form: Stick Fighting Warriors!

Tahtib is an ancient Egyptian stick fighting martial art that dates back to Egypt’s Old Kingdom (2649-2130 BC) during the second millennium BC. This martial art emphasizes the use of a long stick for battle against another combatant. Tahtib, or “the stick dance,” is still practiced by the people of Upper Egypt, North Africa, and […]

Egypt: a Glorious Date in the History of the Suez Canal

July 26, 1956 is an important date in Egyptian history – it was the day President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. In his annual address to the nation from Manshia Square in Alexandria, he said that the famous canal would now become Egypt’s exclusive property and its people. Until then, the country had […]

2,400-Year-Old Fruit Baskets Found Underwater at Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt!

Recently, while research work was underway at Thonis-Heracleion in the bay of Abu Qir, intact fruit baskets have been discovered that were dated to the 4th century BC! The ancient Egyptian port city of Thonis-Heracleion is located 32 kms northeast of Alexandria, in the Mediterranean Sea. The once Greek city was founded as early as […]

After Egypt, will Erdogan lose Tunisia and then Libya?

ARABI SOURI AUGUST 2, 2021 Erdogan will not easily accept a second loss after the failure of his plan in Egypt, which may push him to maneuver and tactics in Tunisia. The following is the English translation from Arabic of the latest article by Turkish career journalist Husni Mahali he published in the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news site Al-Mayadeen Net: […]

24 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt

An Egyptian kangaroo court on Thursday sentenced 24 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death in two separate cases, the daily Sabah reported. The state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper said the Damanhour Criminal Court ordered the death penalty for 16 defendants affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed Sweidan, a regional leader of the organization, for their involvement […]

When Gods Ruled the Earth: Egypt Before the Pharaohs

According to Plutarch: “Ra departed to the heavens and Osiris became pharaoh of Egypt with Isis and they built Thebes [the present Luxor]”. Have you ever wondered about Pre-Pharaonic Egypt and its rulers, not according to mainstream scholars but according to ancient texts written thousands of years ago? In Ancient Egypt, long before the first […]

Iran held by Egypt at Continental Futsal Championship

TEHRAN – Iran futsal team were held to a 2-2 draw by Egypt at the Continental Futsal Championship in Thailand on Tuesday. Ahmad Abbasi and Mehdi Javid were on target for the Iranian team. The Persians had previously defeated Lithuania and Tajikistan in Group B. The tournament is being held in Bangkok, Thailand from July […]

Are Egypt and Turkey on the Path to Reconciliation?

In recent years, relations between Egypt and Turkey have been complicated on several fronts. There has been no relationship between Cairo and Ankara since 2013 (i.e., when the Egyptian coup d’état took place). Much of the foreign policy conflict between the countries is due to the fact that Turkey is actively seeking to take control […]

Underwater Military Ship and Burials Found at Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt

The island-city of Thonis-Heracleion and its famous Temple of Amun was located in Egypt’s Abu Qir Bay, just north of Alexandria, Egypt. Greeks later settled in Thonis-Heracleion during the late pharaonic dynasties and built their own religious sanctuaries beside and around the older Egyptian Temple of Amun. The island-city was completely destroyed at the end […]

Egypt releases activists amid US concerns over detentions

Egyptian authorities released two activists and a journalist Sunday after months in pre-trial detention, officials and lawyers said, amid concern by President Joe Biden’s administration over the arrest and harassment of government critics. State security prosecutors ordered the release of the three late Saturday pending ongoing investigations into charges against them, according to two judicial […]

Bilateral Ties between Egypt and Russia Grow Steadily

Despite many factors that have attempted to alter the balance of power in the Arab world, and the Middle East, in recent decades, including “color revolutions” imposed on the region from outside, Egypt remains an influential state, both in the Arab world and on the African continent. Russian leadership aspires to reinforce the country’s diplomatic, […]

Archaeologists Uncover Preserved Ancient Pottery Workshop in Egypt

Archaeologists digging in the Aziza hills area of the Beheira governate in northern Egypt have recovered the remains a pottery workshop dating to the Graeco-Roman period, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities  announced on its Facebook page  on July 6th.  The Graeco-Roman era in Egypt covered the years from approximately 332 BC (when Alexander the […]

Widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat dies in Egypt’s capital, aged 87

Jehan Sadat, widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt on Friday. She was 87. In recent weeks, Egyptian media press reported that she had been hospitalized and was battling cancer. Last year, she received medical treatment in the United States but was hospitalized […]

Egypt’s Second Khufu Ship – Fully Excavated, Ready for Reassembly

After years of work, researchers have now completed their exhumation of all the artifacts of the Second Khufu Ship found next to the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) in Giza. The next steps are restoration and reassembly so this significant artifact will be ready for visitors to gaze upon it with awe at the Grand Egyptian […]

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