04 Jul 2016
The Egyptian embassy in London received on Monday eight wooden strips belonging to the Tomb of the Abbasid Caliphs in Cairo. The strips were stolen in 2012 during the security void that followed the January 25 revolution.
01 Jul 2016
Egyptology fans have made their first selection for "piece of the month" from among the treasures in the Egyptian Museum, selecting a stone relief depicting a woman giving birth assisted by two gods.
The item, which dates...
27 Jun 2016
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has declared that entry to all museums and archaeological sites nationwide will be free of charge on June 30 for Egyptians and non-Egyptians during working hours.
The Antiquities Ministry announced in May that...
28 Apr 2016
All lovers of Ancient Egypt are aware of the massive operation that took place to rescue temples and monuments from rising flood waters resulting from the construction of the Aswan Dam.
The most famous single operation, perhaps, is...
19 Apr 2016
Photographers Mostafa Mamdouh and Abdallah Hanafy took to Alexandria's decades-old streets with their cameras in a quest to display how time has taken its toll on the city's historic landmarks over the last two decades.
25 Mar 2016
The Jews of the world's first ghetto, which marks its 500th anniversary this month, have two words of advice for Europe as it struggles to deal with mass migration: patience and integration.
More than a million people, mostly Muslims,...
23 Mar 2016
Along Fouad Street, a Costa coffee shop near old buildings with Italian and French architecture reminds Egyptians that commercial ventures threaten to erase traces of Alexandria's aristocratic past.
Named after King Fouad I, who died...
15 Mar 2016
A Facebook page dedicated to the history of Egypt's second city, Alexandria, has posted rare photographs showing how life looked at the start of the 20th century.
The "Alexandria 1900" history blog boasts a range of sepia...
08 Feb 2016
French historian Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle East studies at the Paris School of International Affairs, held on Sunday a conference at the French Cultural Central that tackled the history of secularism, Islam and nationalism...
16 Jan 2016
Long a symbol of Polish-German reconciliation, Poland's western city of Wroclaw will become a European culture capital this year highlighting its history at the crossroads of political upheaval in central Europe.