History

Free entry to military museums from March 9-15

6th of October Panorama
08 Mar 2017
Military museums will offer free entry to visitors between March 9-15 on the occasion of Martyrs Day. This promotion applies to the 6th of October Panorama, Alamein and Port Said military museums, according to military spokesperson Tamer...
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Video: Princess Diana letter about troublesome son Harry sold at auction

Britain's Princess Diana holds Prince Harry during a morning picture session at Marivent Palace, where the Prince and Princess of Wales are holidaying as guests of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, in Mallorca, Spain August 9, 1988.  REUTERS/Hugh Peralta/File Photo
06 Jan 2017
A collection of handwritten notes by the late Princess Diana, one of which reveals that her younger son Prince Harry was constantly in trouble at school, went under the hammer on Thursday, selling for well above target prices.   The...
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France, UAE launch fund to protect monuments in conflict areas

1 OF 9. The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, some 240km (150 miles) northeast the capital of Damascus November 12, 2010.
 
03 Dec 2016
France and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday launched a $100 million fund to protect heritage sites threatened by extremism and conflict after the destruction last month of an ancient palace by Islamic State militants in Iraq.  ...
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Delegation to discuss management of Egypt's historic properties in Greece

27 Sep 2016
An Egyptian ministerial delegation headed to Greece on Tuesday morning to discuss the management of several historic properties in Greece that belong to the Egyptian state. According to an Endowments Ministry press statement issued on...
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Alternative cultural tours bring Downtown Cairo to life

17 Sep 2016
In capital cities across the world, visitors take tours, seeking to gain some appreciation of what's on offer, from the ancient archaeological heritage to the most modern spectacles. While many such tours are the same the world over,...
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Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

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. The Egyptian...
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Egyptian Museum fans select 'birth' image as 'piece of the month' for July

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...
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Free entry to museums, archaeological sites on June 30

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...
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Story of a temple dedicated by Nasser to the Netherlands

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...
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Photographers capture loss of Alexandria's historic architecture over last 20 years

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.   The...
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