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.
10 Jan 2016
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail opened on Sunday the Nile Museum in the southern province of Aswan, a LE82 million project telling the history of the Nile River and projects implemented along its banks.
The event was attended by...
16 Dec 2015
Abbasseya is a famous neighborhood that connects west Cairo to east Cairo. It is where Ain Shams University is located. But this busy district underwent many transformations. It was once a barren desert, then an affluent...
27 Nov 2015
Pharaohs were the first to have discovered cosmetic surgery three thousand years ago and used cosmetics, said former Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass.
Pharaohs used herbs for beauty purposes to...