11 Apr 2013
Archaeologists have reportedly uncovered one of the world’s oldest ports, dating back to the time of King Khufu, announced on Thursday Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim.
The port was discovered in Wadi al-Garf, located on the...
11 Apr 2013
Fatma al-Youssef, also known as Rose al-Youssef, died on 10 April 1958,* leaving an unmatched legacy: that of a woman who managed to transform the intellectual scene in Egypt.
Youssef was a pioneering figure in the Egyptian theater and...
07 Apr 2013
For 12 years, monuments conservator Hayam Ezzat has made her maintenance rounds in January and June, treading through an old creaking historical house at the heart of Old Cairo. In June 2011, however, she realized that her rounds would...
04 Apr 2013
On 2 April 1968, tens of thousands of Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike, congregated to see the Virgin Mary appear above a Coptic Orthodox Church in Zeitoun.
The dominant narrative, documented by the state-run Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar...
02 Apr 2013
Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb was named the top cultural figure of the year by the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards board Tuesday.
The organization's General-Secretary Ali Bin Tamim described Tayyeb as a researcher and specialized...
28 Mar 2013
Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim announced Thursday that a special ministry unit had foiled an attempt to smuggle belongings of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser to the UAE.
He said members of the Archaeological Seizures Unit,...
28 Mar 2013
History will long remember Hassan Fathy for his courageous yet unsuccessful attempt to use architecture as a tool that could challenge Western hegemony and transform the lives of Egyptians.
Fathy was born on 23 March 1900. Throughout his...
21 Mar 2013
Celebrating the diamond jubilee of its confiscation of the film “Lashin” on 17 March 1937, Egypt’s Board of Censors marked the occasion by banning Amir Ramses’ “Jews of Egypt,” one day before it was set...
16 Mar 2013
Almost half a century after after he passed away on 12 March 1964, the family of Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad feels that the Cultural Ministry has failed to do justice to the legacy of Egypt’s iconic writer.
In an interview with Al-...
14 Mar 2013
On 12 March 1964, an Egyptian cultural legend died aged 75.
For decades, Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad had engaged in intellectual and political battles with his contemporaries. He also called for the modernizing of the Arabic language and...