Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) 2020 Every thing you need to know about

Grand Egyptian Museum is Egyptian gift for humanity and the world, which is a complex archaeological, cultural, research and science globally, it is not just the largest museum, but a real chance for all researchers from all over the world to study the history and civilization of Egypt. The creation of the Grand Museum was …

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A Closer Look at Contemporary Egyptian Music Trends

A Closer Look at Contemporary Egyptian Music Trends Image Credit: Marwan Pablo’s Facebook page From Um Kulthoum’s powerfully soothing voice filling the vibrant local ahwa’s (cafe) air, to the energetic beats of the mahraganat (festive Egyptian pop/electro music) playing at a local wedding, Egypt’s contemporary music scene is as eclectic as the Egyptian population …

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Why Bernie Sanders’ Arabic Social Media Posts Matter

Why Bernie Sanders’ Arabic Social Media Posts Matter Bernie Sanders speaking at an event in Phoenix, Arizona (photo by Gage Skidmore) Last Friday, Bernie Sanders’ campaign forayed into Arab consciousness worldwide with a viral Arabic language post. “The rich should be taxed,” the initial message reads. Five days later, the campaign published a followup …

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From Identity to Self Expression: The Evolution of Tattoo Culture in Egypt

From Identity to Self Expression: The Evolution of Tattoo Culture in Egypt Image Credit: Moheeb of Tezerd Inks In ancient times, tattooing was found to have been practiced by both ancient Egyptian and Nubian societies. In ancient Egyptian times, tattoos were usually only found primarily on women and they could have a number of …

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GERD Talks Yield Initial Agreement on Filling Plan

GERD Talks Yield Initial Agreement on Filling Plan Construction activity on the Grand Renaissance dam in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz region, March 16, 2014. Photo credit: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri. A joint statement between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, the President of the World Bank and the Secretary US Treasury has revealed that all three countries’ officials …

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Grazing Nostalgia: These Egyptian Artists Use Folkloric Elements in their Work

Grazing Nostalgia: These Egyptian Artists Use Folkloric Elements in their Work Mohamed Abou ElWafa, Image Credit: Saatchi Art When one usually thinks of Egypt, they immediately resort to images of the Pyramids, ancient Egyptian history and the pharaohs that reigned. Folklore, however, is also very much a part of the Egyptian identity – so …

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Come June, King Tut Treasures To Be Exhibited in Boston

Come June, King Tut Treasures To Be Exhibited in Boston Source: https://tutankhamun-london.com/ Some 150 objects from the iconic collection of King Tutankhamen’s treasures will be exhibited in Boston as of June 13. The news was announced by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as he proceeded to unveil a large statue of the  boy king, …

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The Vulnerability and Power of Working Class Womanhood: a Review of Banat Thanawy

The Vulnerability and Power of Working Class Womanhood: a Review of Banat Thanawy A collection of posters of ‘Banat Thanawy’. This year’s Christmas movie release in Egypt may pull you away from the lingering holiday spirit. It certainly did for me. Though the final moral delivered in the script seemed jarringly inconsistent with the …

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Did Egypt’s Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik Propose the Sale of the Western Wall to Mandatory Palestine’s Jews?

Did Egypt’s Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik Propose the Sale of the Western Wall to Mandatory Palestine’s Jews? Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha According to documents recently discovered by Professor Steven E. Zipperstein of UCLA and Tel Aviv University and author of Law and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Trials of Palestine, Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha (also …

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