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Intact tomb uncovered in Aswan: new discovery

* The intact tomb of the brother of a 12th Dynasty Elephantine governor has been uncovered, containing a range of funerary goods! The Spanish Archaeological Mission in Qubbet El-Hawa, west Aswan, has discovered an intact structure where the brother of …

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Nowruz in Islam

The word `Nowruz` is a compound word; No and Ruz together mean New Day, and it is the name of the first day of the first solar month, `when the Sun in Aries`. In the original Pahlavi (ancient language of …

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Not King Ramses II as initially believed !

Ashraf AboArafe * The newly discovered Matariya colossus most likely belongs to the 26 dynasty king Psammetich I, not King Ramses II as initially believed, says antiquities minister! Hieroglyphic signs and initial studies carried out on fragments of the colossus …

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(D-CAF) Festival begins 17 March till 8 April

Ashraf AboArafe The Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival, is taking place this year between 17 March and 8 April, with its exciting array of local, regional and international music, theater, dance, visual arts, …

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NATO Successor, who’s he?

Brussels – Ashraf Aboarafe Jens Stoltenberg was born in Oslo on 16 March 1959. He spent his childhood years abroad, with his diplomat father, mother and two sisters. Mr Stoltenberg holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of …

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CNN recommends Egypt among best 20 destinations not to be missed

From pilots to travel photographers, train aficionados to tour guides, these world-wandering experts have seen the world.  Here they share their favorite destinations, and why they think they shouldn’t be missed. Visit Egypt without the crowds CNN,07/02/2017 “I’d highly recommend …

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Wow, Oman mountains wear white color !

  Mohanad Abo Arafe It’s for the first time it is snowing like this. Since Friday morning, it has been icy in Khasab. Almost all the areas were covered with ice flakes and snow.  We went on a trip to enjoy …

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British embassy scopes new opportunities for Egyptian schools

Ashraf Aboarafe On Monday 30 January, the British Embassy in Cairo opened a three-day workshop on education, co-hosted with global experts from Delivery Associates .  The workshop brings together leading Egyptian and international education thinkers to scope new opportunities to strengthen early …

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