27 Aug 2015
English archaeologist Nicholas Reeves has said that the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, wife of King Akhenaten, could be inside the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Although what he said was an assumption in an article, some newspapers took it as a confirmation that Nefertiti’s tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings.
Reeves said he came up with this assumption after he studied the laser...
26 Aug 2015
I received an invitation to celebrate the 90th birthday of Jane Boktor in a cultural center in Garden City. I went without hesitation and stayed for two hours, happy to be with a great woman who gave a lot to her country.
Jane Sidarus Boktor, a true Egyptian of Egyptian parents, was a member of a communist organization in the 1940s that demanded an end to the British occupation like all...
24 Aug 2015
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock, said Sigmund Freud, describing the moment when humanity turned from barbarism into civilization.
Civilizations arise when humanity flourishes with pluralism and acceptance, and when love and coexistence replace racism and ego.
The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan knew this when he unified...
21 Aug 2015
The blindfolded Lady Justice is the symbol of equality before the law. So how come, Mr. Interior Minister, Mortada Mansour and Mostafa Bakry paid you a visit to mediate the release of Tawfiq Okasha for health reasons, although there is a sentence issued against him in favor of his ex-wife? Would anyone other than Okasha have had this privilege?
This is a circumvention of the law....
19 Aug 2015
The media usually attacks everyone, save for a few who are immune. And the Interior Ministry still keeps records that it uses when it sees fit, letting some get away with their crimes, while others only get a slap on the wrist.
Tawfiq Okasha, the talk show host, was supported by the government for years, making of him the champion of the June 30 revolution. He was even assigned bodyguards...
19 Aug 2015
The stakes were high in Sinai. The numbers of dead soldiers reported in the Sinai attacks July 1, 2015 ran wild. Fear swept through Cairo. You could feel it in the air.
The media reported 70, 50, 53, 64, 30, 38, soldiers dead, and some taken captive! Then, at 7 pm, the Egyptian military announced its final count: 17 soldiers had lost their lives. No soldiers captured by terrorists....
18 Aug 2015
The completion of the Suez Canal project and the great celebration of it has raised the morale of the people because it was a national project that was done accurately, efficiently and in time.
I do not want to disappoint the Egyptians, who rarely celebrate, nor do I want to criticize the regime in these difficult times. But everyone should know that certain decisions were taken that...
17 Aug 2015
Dr. Abdel Aaty made us doubtfully believe that his marvelous device, which is far better than any device Edison had invented, can cure Hepatitis C and AIDS.
We believed the man because he was wearing a military uniform of the rank of Major General. In other words, he comes from the honorable military establishment, where its members are absolutely forbidden from lying or misleading...
16 Aug 2015
I wrote a week ago that security and safety will be achieved when the law is applied to all, not after thuggery, harassment and kidnappings are eliminated. Without security and safety there will be no investment. We do not need new laws. We just need to apply the existing laws.
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After the economic conference of Sharm el-Sheikh and the opening of the new Suez Canal to which the...
12 Aug 2015
Some believe that there are secrets of the ancient Egyptians still undiscovered, such as the mummification that only their priests knew how to do, the Great Pyramid of King Cheops that even Egyptologists did not know how was built, and the Sphinx, under which many believed people from Atlantis, who helped build the pyramids, kept boxes full of secrets about the ancient Egyptian civilization....