Ancient Egyptian temples: Historic monuments or wedding halls?; Sonia Farid; Al Arabiya

In October, two wedding parties were held at two of Egypt’s most renowned ancient landmarks…

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Why You Need to Visit Egypt Now – Amazing Value and Luxury; Sarah; Point Me to the Plane

Egypt’s allure is its mystery. Recently featured by several of my suppliers, I wouldn’t be surprised to see tourism skyrocket soon. If you’re seeking value…

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Egypt – Emerging Luxury and Excellent Value, Why You Need to Go Now; Sarah; Point Me to the Plane

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Egypt struggles to restore Cairo’s historic heart; Emmanuel Parisse; AFP

Workers perched on scaffolding delicately repair Cairo’s 13th-century al-Zahir Baybars mosque, a vital restoration project in the Egyptian capital’s neglected Islamic quarter. Halted by the popular protests that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the ensuing political and economic turmoil…

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Hiking Sites You Should Explore This Winter; Nour Eltigani; Egyptian Streets

As the weather gets cooler in Egypt, some might consider this a time to snuggle in their blankets with a cup of hot chocolate while others take this as an […]

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1 of 3 Great Pyramids of Giza to reopen after restoration; Washington Post

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says the second of Egypt’s three famed pyramids of Giza will open to tourists this week after the completion of restoration work that lasted about two months…

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Egypt revives long-stalled effort to renovate pyramids as tourism rebounds; Rachel Scheier; Los Angeles Times

Few sites are as breathtaking as the silhouette of the Great Pyramid looming beyond the urban chaos of Cairo. But for visitors to the pyramids, that sense of awe was often followed by fear and confusion as aggressive touts chased after their taxis or even jumped into the back seats.

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How to Visit Saqqara, Egypt: The Complete Guide; Jessica McDonald; TripSavvy

Plan your trip to the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, Egypt with our guide on what to see (including the Pyramid of Djoser) and how to get there.

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The oldest library in the world goes digital; Vittoria Traverso; Aleteia

Built between 548 and 565, St. Catherine’s Monastery, officially known as “Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai,” is the oldest Christian monastery still in use for its…

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UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts; Dawn Setzer; UCLA Newsroom

Arcadia Fund grant will help open access to rare manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery.

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