Category: Egypt

Online Technical Workshop on Heritage Impact Assessment: The Case of Historic Cairo; Unesco

Source: Online Technical Workshop on Heritage Impact Assessment: The Case of Historic Cairo

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

In the tombs of Saqqara, new discoveries are rewriting ancient Egypt’s history; Sudarsan Raghavan; Washington Post

Photo credit: Sima Diab/Washington Post

Source: In the tombs of Saqqara, new discoveries are rewriting ancient Egypt’s history

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

Egypt works on reviving Historic Cairo to revive its splendour: PM; Ahram Online

 

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Abu Simbel Temples safe after minor earthquake hits area 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel City; Mustafa Marie; Egypt Today

On March 11, the stations of the National Seismological Network of the National Institute for Astronomical Research recorded an earthquake 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel city, without affecting the archaeological area.

Source: Abu Simbel Temples safe after minor earthquake hits area 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel City

Ancient Egypt: 9-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour with Four Seasons Stay, Nile River Cruise & Egyptologist-Guided Tours, Tours by Luxury Escapes – Egypt; Luxury Escapes

Source: Ancient Egypt: 9-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour with Four Seasons Stay, Nile River Cruise & Egyptologist-Guided Tours, Tours by Luxury Escapes – Egypt

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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Cairo’s City of the Dead: A thousand years of architectural history; Amira Noshokaty; Ahram

Ahram Online looks back at the long history of Cairo’s historic cemeteries, which each hold up mirrors to the rich heritage of Egypt…

Source: Cairo’s City of the Dead: A thousand years of architectural history – Special Files – Folk

How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings; Aryana Azari; Matador Network

Take time for more than 3,000 years of history on display.

Source: How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Fayoum Oasis: Egypt’s best kept secret; Elhab Borale; CNN

This desert oasis with a magical lake, cascading waterfalls, and a valley of ancient whales is one of Egypt’s hidden treasures.

Source: Fayoum Oasis: Egypt’s best kept secret

10 Magnificent Examples Of Ancient Egyptian Architecture; Nathaniel Whelan; World Atlas

The following is a list of ten most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture that are a must-see while visiting the Land of the Pharaohs.

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St Catherine’s Monastery; Lonely Planet


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Inside the Pyramid of Djoser — the world’s oldest still-standing stone building — that reopened after 14 years of restoration; James Pressley; Business Insider

After 14 years, the oldest pyramid in the world, known as the Pyramid of Djoser, has reopened. Here’s what it’s like inside.

Source: Inside the Pyramid of Djoser — the world’s oldest still-standing stone building — that reopened after 14 years of restoration

Egypt’s oldest pyramid reopens to the public after years of restoration; Amy Woodyatt; CNN

Egypt has reopened the 4,700-year-old Djoser pyramid after 14 years.

Source: Egypt’s oldest pyramid reopens to the public after years of restoration

Abu Simbel Temple to witness rare sun illumination of King Ramses II statute; MENA

Abu Simbel Temple is due to witness on Saturday a rare astronomical event which happens twice every year when the first rays of the morning sun illuminate the statue of King Ramses II.

Source: Abu Simbel Temple to witness rare sun illumination of King Ramses II statute

When Whales Walked An Ancient Ocean In Egypt’s Desert; Outlook Traveller

The Egyptian desert holds the secret to an important link in the story of evolution…

Source: When Whales Walked An Ancient Ocean In Egypt’s Desert

Hello, ancient Egypt – goodbye, Don Cherry; Lucas Aykroyd; The Observer

Gazing up at the colossal statues of Ramses II, Lucas Aykroyd couldn’t help noticing that one 65-foot-tall carving’s head and torso were missing.

Source: Hello, ancient Egypt – goodbye, Don Cherry

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