22 Jun 2015
The Writing and Scripts Center, affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, has issued a new book entitled ‘Words From Life in Ancient Egypt’, written by Marwa al-Qady.
The book teaches children the principles of the...
16 Jun 2015
A rare ancient Egyptian burial cloth more than 3,000 years old is to go under the hammer on Thursday in Paris, an exceptional sale of an artefact usually found only in museum collections.
The small square of vividly painted fabric...
10 Jun 2015
The British Daily Mail website has published an infographic estimating current costs of seven iconic landmarks.
The Great Pyramid of Giza, which took approximately 30 years to construct, came on top of the list at just under US$1...
09 Jun 2015
Sundus Seif Eddin is a photographer and Amr Abu Tawila is a researcher who have documented old ads hand scripted on walls of Cairo's historic buildings as a witness of the changes that have occurred in Egyptian society. They call their...
08 Jun 2015
It was the last thing they would see: a trapdoor opening in the floor of the Colosseum to unleash a snarling lion or bear, which sprang for the jugular as the crowds roared.
Where prisoners sentenced to a grisly death in ancient...
31 May 2015
Key dates in the epic life of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military and political leader who rose to prominence in the wake of the French revolution:
- August 15, 1769: Napoleon is born at Ajaccio on the island of Corsica,...
23 May 2015
Islamic State group fighters have entered the museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, placing guards at its doors, the country's antiquities director Mamoun Abdulkarim said Saturday.
He also confirmed that the jihadist...
11 May 2015
The wonderful, old ‘khayamiya’, the art of tent-making, is endangered. It’s most famous location is Khayamiya street, situated at the end of Moez Street, north of Bab Zuweila.
Regarding its origins and history in...
09 May 2015
A team of American explorers on Thursday claimed to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar.
Marine archaeologist Barry Clifford told...
05 May 2015
Several intellectuals and politicians have requested the cultural Riche cafe be preserved and have urged the government to intervene and establish a legal entity to protect the place that has been serving culture and politics in Egypt for...