Category: Egypt

Renovation work at historic Cairo mosque angers architects; Al Monitor

Photo: Khaled Desouki

Several Egyptian architects believe that the renovation project of Al-Hussein Mosque in Cairo’s historic district has ruined the area’s heritage and architectural aspect.

Source: Renovation work at historic Cairo mosque angers architects

Threat of demolition looms over Cairo’s historic necropolis; Marc Espanol; Al Monitor

Photo: Amir Makar

A group of architects, historians and other heritage enthusiasts have launched a campaign to safeguard the City of the Dead in the face of the government’s new infrastructure plans.

Source: Threat of demolition looms over Cairo’s historic necropolis

Wadi al-Hitan: 50 Million Years of Egypt; Mona Abdou; Egyptian Streets

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Bedded in the sands of Al-Fayoum is a different understanding of Egyptian history; here, there are no temple tracks and incense, no inked Coptic and no anthan.

Source: Wadi al-Hitan: 50 Million Years of Egypt

Egypt displays recently discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara; AP

Photo: Sayed Hassan

Egypt on Saturday displayed recently discovered, well-decorated ancient tombs at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo.

Source: Egypt displays recently discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

German website Deutsche Welle sheds light on Egypt’s 10 best tourist destinations; Mustafa Marie; Egypt Today

Photo: Wikimedia

The Giza Pyramids Antiquities Area came first.

Source: German website Deutsche Welle sheds light on Egypt’s 10 best tourist destinations

 

Egyptian Heritage Sites Aren’t Party Venues; Mona Abdou; Egyptian Streets

Photo: Al Arabiya

Neon lights bring alive the eyes of statues, and the opaque shadow of a column falls over the dancefloor. It’s a grand sight, perhaps for all the wrong reasons: drinks are half-melted at the base of a limestone ram, a bored child picks their nail into the crevices of an already worn set of hieroglyphs, and a once grand place of worship is reduced to little more than a glorified rave site.

Source: Egyptian Heritage Sites Aren’t Party Venues

Region must unlock the potential of its heritage sector; Sara al-Mulla; Arab News

Photo: Wikimedia

In one of his keynote speeches, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the significance of cultural heritage. “Art, literature, music, poetry, architecture — these are the hallmarks of our emotional lives and the beauty of our natural environment,” he said.

Source: Region must unlock the potential of its heritage sector

An open air museum: The Luxor Temple; Anadolu Agency

Photo: Anadolu Agency

Located on the east bank of the Nile the Luxor Temple provides a glimpse into the history of ancient Egypt.

Source: An open air museum: The Luxor Temple

Historic Cairo regains its ancient glory; Hani Sameer; Al Monitor

Photo: Khaled Desouki

The Egyptian government is reviving Historic Cairo to make a unique tourist attraction.

Source: Historic Cairo regains its ancient glory

Saving the Temples on the Nile; Deutsche Welle

Photo: Arte France

A timeless treasure, nearly lost forever. Without the UNESCO‘s unprecedented rescue operation, future generations might have only seen the stunning temples of Ramses II and Cleopatra in the pages of history books.

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Egypt unveils ancient tomb structure belonging to King Djose; Africa News

Photo: MSN

Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived more than 4,500 years ago, following extensive restorations of the site.

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Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo; Xinhua/Malaysia Sun

Photo: Xinhua

Founded in the 10th century, Historic Cairo is one of the world oldest Islamic cities, boasting renowned mosques, old markets and streets, and monuments.

Source: Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo

Inside Egypt’s Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Cairo Scene

Photo: Cairo Scene

Egypt is home to some of the world’s most important historical, cultural and natural heritage.

Source: Inside Egypt’s Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Restoration in Historic Cairo; Nevine El-Aref; Al-Ahram Weekly

Five sabils and a hammam in Historic Cairo have received much-needed facelifts, reports Nevine El-Aref…

Source: Restoration in Historic Cairo – Heritage – Al-Ahram Weekly

Egypt’s Wadi Al-Hitan to Develop Nation’s First Green Road; John Bichara; Cairo Scene

Photo: Cairo Scene

At a length of 34 kilometres, the construction of Wadi Al-Hitan’s green road will rely on recycling and utilise a special emulsion that mixes with soil to cut down on heat emissions.

Source: Egypt’s Wadi Al-Hitan to Develop Nation’s First Green Road

People visit Step Pyramid complex in Saqqara necropolis near Cairo, Egypt; Huaxia; Xinhua

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[Into the heart of the country] Mummies and tombs tell tales of ancient peoples; Korea Joong Ang Daily

Photo credit: Khaled Desouki /AFP/Yonhap

Source: [Into the heart of the country] Mummies and tombs tell tales of ancient peoples

Ancient South Sinai city of Saint Catherine to get facelift; Rasha Mahmoud; Al Monitor

Egypt has begun implementing the first phase of a project to develop the city of Saint Catherine in South Sinai and promote tourism in the area.

Source: Ancient South Sinai city of Saint Catherine to get facelift

The St. Catherine’s Monastery, Egypt; Orange Smile

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Saqqara: Egypt’s Hidden Gem and the Discoveries Made Around the Ancient Necropolis; Scoop Empire

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