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Archaeologists unearthed 27 sarcophagi in an ancient Egyptian city of the dead. They've been sealed for more than 2,500 years.

A 2500-year-old coffin discovered in a burial shaft in the desert near the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt. The image was released September 19, 2020 by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/Handout via Reuters Archaeologists found 27 new sarcophagi in an ancient city of the dead beneath Saqqara, Egypt. The wooden coffins are perfectly sealed — they've remained undisturbed for 2,500 years since the bodies inside were mummified. Last year, Egyptologists disc...
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Archaeologists unearth 27 coffins at Egypt's Saqqara pyramid

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed more than two dozen ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, an official said Monday. The sarcophagi have remained unopened since they were buried more than 2,500 years ago near the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, said Neveine el-Arif, a spokeswomen for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Footage shared by the ministry showed colorful sarcophagi decorated with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, as well as other artifacts the ministr...
Tags: News, Egypt, Cairo, Saqqara, Arif, Neveine, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Footage


Baby Born on Flight to London Gets Lifetime Ticket From Airline

A newborn baby will get an early taste of what it’s like to navigate the fine print in airline agreements. A woman gave birth on an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to London last week, and the company says her child will receive free flights for life.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Munich, Yemen, Cairo, EgyptAir, Baby on Board, Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban


‘Infidel’ Review: Jim Caviezel, Who Once Played Jesus, Risks Martyrdom Again in Faith-Centric Thriller

In “Infidel,” Jim Caviezel plays Christian blogger Doug Rawlins, who travels to Cairo to participate in a televised conference on religion. The Muslim host seeks commonalities between the two faiths. “We love Jesus Christ,” the man says, after which Doug pauses for a moment, weighing his words, before rejecting the figurative olive branch. “He is […]
Tags: Reviews, Cairo, Jesus Christ, Doug, Jim Caviezel, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Infidel, Doug Rawlins


Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara

Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2,500 years.
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Nilafar du Nil: New Independent Brand Blooms in Cairo + Worldwide Giveaway

It’s with joy that I get to announce another Egyptian Brand. Win free bottles and sample sets from Nilafar Du Nil! It was a cold evening last January in Cairo when I first met AbdelFatah Hamed. We have probably socialized in the same circle of perfume enthusiasts for a decade and we share some mutual friends but never had the chance to meet in person. He is an long time perfume lover; a m... Read full article: Nilafar du Nil: New Independent Brand Blooms in Cairo + Worldwide Giveaway from F...
Tags: Fashion, Cairo, Fragrantica Perfumes, AbdelFatah Hamed


Egypt cuts highways across pyramids plateau, alarming conservationists

Project championed by Egypt’s powerful military will slice across world heritage siteEgypt is building two highways across the pyramids plateau outside Cairo, reviving and expanding a project that was suspended in the 1990s after an international outcry.The Great Pyramids, Egypt’s top tourist destination, are the sole survivor of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the plateau is a Unesco world heritage site. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Cairo, Great Pyramids Egypt


Lockdown in Cairo

Tutto sembra ancora normale quando arrivo in Egitto il 5 Marzo 2020 per una continuazione fuori programma del viaggio africano appena concluso poi l'11 Marzo l'OMS dichiara la pandemia. Il 19 viene chiuso l'aeroporto internazionale il giorno 24 viene ann
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NYC is reopening indoor dining rooms at 25% capacity. Here's how restaurants in the world's densest cities have reopened with coronavirus-era social distancing.

An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images New York restaurants will be allowed to reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity on September 30. We looked at how restaurants have brought back business safely in the world's densest cities so far. To inform this list, Business Insider referred to Our World in Data, a 2014 project about population density by Global Change Data Lab using information from the United Na...
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Egypt’s prosecutor to investigate missing African Cup saga

Cairo (AFP) – The sports ministry said Wednesday it has referred a probe into a missing African Cup of Nations trophy which Egypt has possessed since 2010 to the prosecutor general after a string of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Cairo, Afp


Palestinians set to soften stance on UAE-Israel normalisation: draft statement

The Palestinian leadership has watered down its criticism of the normalisation deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates before an Arab League meeting in Cairo on Wednesday at which the accord will be debated. A draft resolution presented by the Palestinian envoy, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, does not include a call to condemn, or act against, the Emirates over the U.S.-brokered deal. Announced on Aug. 13, the accord was the first such accommodation between an Arab country and I...
Tags: News, Israel, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, Cairo, Reuters, UAE Israel


The reconversion of Hagia Sophia in perspective

At the beginning of January 1921, a special service was held in the cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, with Orthodox and Episcopal clergy offering prayers in six languages—Hungarian, Greek, Arabic, Russian, Serbian, and English—for the restoration of Hagia Sophia as a Christian sanctuary. As reported in the New York Times, the enormous church was filled to capacity for the service, with hundreds of would-be worshippers turned away at the doors. Similar services were held simultan...
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Hope turns to despair as Egypt arrests witnesses to alleged 2014 gang rape

Activists say detentions break promise to protect those standing up to sexual assault Egyptian security forces have arrested six witnesses, including three women, in an investigation into an alleged gang-rape case previously hailed as a watershed moment for women’s rights.Feminist campaigners and a researcher from the organisation Human Rights Watch said six people had been arrested overnight in their homes by the country’s powerful National Security Agency, including a woman seized from her car...
Tags: Human Rights, Nsa, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Global development, National Security Agency, Human Rights Watch, Cairo, Sexual Violence


Jackie Burns, Jeremy Kushnier, Micaela Diamond and More Set for New York Theatre Barn's September Virtual Programming

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Upcoming September installments of the series include excerpts from the new musicals A Walk On The Moon, Walt and Roy, We Live In Cairo, Loch Ness and more. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Cairo, Loch Ness, BWW News Desk, New York Theatre Barn, Jackie Burns Jeremy Kushnier Micaela Diamond, Moon Walt


Lebanon arrests 3 Egyptian suspects in Cairo gang rape case

Lebanese security forces have arrested three Egyptian men wanted in their home country on charges of involvement in an alleged gang rape at a luxury Cairo hotel six years ago. The arrest, reported late Saturday, followed an Interpol notice for the suspects at the request of Egypt. A Lebanese security official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said Sunday that “legal and administrative procedures” were underway to deport the three men, who are in their early 30s.
Tags: News, Egypt, Lebanon, Interpol, Cairo


Robot servers, mannequin guests, and teddy bear dates: Photos show how restaurants are reopening with social distancing regulations in the world's densest cities

An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images Restaurants in cities across the world are reopening with new social distancing regulations in place.We looked at how restaurants are bringing back business safely in the most packed cities.To inform this list, Business Insider referred to Our World in Data, a 2014 project about population density by Global Change Data Lab using information from the United Nations.The ...
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Official Trailer for Kidnapping Thriller 'Infidel' Starring Jim Caviezel

"The days of Entebbe are long over…" An official trailer has debuted for a kidnapping thriller titled Infidel, from American filmmaker Cyrus Nowrasteh. Inspired by true events, the film was shot on location in the Middle East. An American man, played by Jim Caviezel, is kidnapped after a friend invites him to Cairo to speak out about recent militant uprisings. He is eventually taken to Iran and imprisoned on spying charges. His wife heads to Iran after hearing the news, determined to get him...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Iran, Middle East, Cairo, Indies, Entebbe, Jim Caviezel, To Watch, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Claudia Karvan Hal Ozsan Stelio Savante, D Souza Media


Egypt #MeToo: Arrests over alleged gang rape after Instagram campaign

The incident at a Cairo hotel was reported by an Instagram account behind a growing #MeToo campaign.
Tags: News, Egypt, Cairo


Zamalek claim Cairo bragging rights

Johannesburg (AFP) – Al Ahly may be on course for a record-extending 42nd Egyptian Premier League title, but the bragging rights in Cairo on Monday belonged to fierce rivals Zamalek. The White Knights defeated the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Cairo, Afp, Al Ahly, Zamalek


Blu-Ray Review - FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO

A British soldier finds himself holed up in a small Egyptian hotel with General Rommel. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Cairo, Bluray, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Rommel, Blu Ray Review, Retro Reviews


California tops 10,000 COVID deaths, 3rd highest

SACRAMENTO — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New York has the highest number of deaths at more than 32,000, followed by New Jersey with nearly 16,000. California is the nation’s most populous state with 40 million people. The first known COVID-related de...
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Global Bulletin: Cairo Film Connection Opens Call for November’s Physical Edition

Cairo International Film Festival, having recently confirmed that this year’s 42nd edition will be held in person in November, has opened the window for submissions to the Cairo Film Connection sidebar, part of Cairo Industry Days. In its seven years of operation, Cairo Film Connection has helped Arab filmmakers secure funding and partnerships on more […]
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Egyptian journalist jailed on fake news charges dies of Covid-19

Fears grow over spread of pandemic in prisons after Mohamed Monir fell ill in custodyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA prominent Egyptian journalist who had been jailed on charges of broadcasting false news has died of Covid-19, raising fears that the pandemic may be spreading undetected in Egypts notoriously crowded prisons.Mohamed Monir, 65, contracted Covid-19 in pre-trial detention and was released after falling ill in custody, according to the rights group the Co...
Tags: Media, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Journalist safety, Committee, Cairo, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Mohamed Monir, Egypts


Egypt grounds kites for 'safety', 'national security'

Egyptian police have seized kites from people flying them after a ban by a northern governorate for "safety" reasons and a lawmaker's warning they posed a "national security threat". Police seized 369 kites in Cairo on Friday, Al-Ahram reported, while Akhbar Al-Youm, another state newspaper, said police confiscated 99 kites and fined five people in the northern region of Alexandria. Fines imposed for kite-flying in the Mediterranean city can reach up to 1,000 pounds (about $60).
Tags: News, Egypt, Mediterranean, Cairo, Al Ahram, Akhbar al Youm, Alexandria Fines


Cairo Badly Needed a Detox. Lockdown Supplied One, at a Steep Price.

Three months of lockdown slowed its pulse, stripped its grit and exposed a new side to a weary city. But without the noise, bustle and grind, was it really Cairo?
Tags: News, Sisi, Cairo, Abdel Fattah el, Cairo (Egypt, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


2021 Africa Cup of Nations postponed by a year due to virus

Cairo (AFP) – Next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of African Football announced Tuesday in a video conference. CAF president Ahmad... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Cameroon, Cairo, Afp, CAF, Ahmad, Confederation of African Football


Alps Tour announces August 13 return

Dubliner David Carey, a winner on the Alps Tour last year, in action at St Malo Golf Resort. Credit: Tristan Jones/Alps Tour Ireland’s Alps Tour regulars can start planning again after the Alps Tour announced that it will resume in August with the Gosser Open in Austria.Just two early-season events were played in Egypt in February before the tour shu...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Austria, Egypt, Golf, Richard, Cairo, David Carey, Qualifying School, JONATHAN YATES, Alps Tour, Tristan Jones, Mirabelli, La Cala Resort, Estelle Richard, Golf de La Grange aux Ormes Metz


Locked down in Cairo, I'm forced to confront my past – and see it with fresh eyes | Nesrine Malik

The things I wanted to escape as a student in the city now seem like all that is precious about lifeFrom noon till sunset, the Cairo skies are dotted with kites. The schools have been shut for months now, and so the children began to fly kites. The few green spaces in the city are closed, the usually clogged streets and pavements less crowded, but the skies grow busier every day.It all happened quickly here. I was in Cairo when the first cases of coronavirus were identified on cruise ships in Ma...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Cairo, Nesrine Malik, Coronavirus outbreak


Locked down in Cairo, I'm forced to confront my past – and see it with fresh eyes

Locked down in Cairo, I'm forced to confront my past – and see it with fresh eyes. The things I wanted to escape as a student in the city now seem like all that is precious about life
Tags: News, Lifestyle, Cairo


Egyptian belly dancer sentenced to prison for 'sexually suggestive' posts amid social media crackdown

A high-profile Egyptian belly dancer has been sentenced to three years in prison and received a £15,000 fine for sharing photos and videos of herself on social media that were deemed to incite “debauchery” and “immorality” in a country with conservative social norms. Cairo’s Misdemeanours Economic Court said on Saturday that Sama El-Masry had violated family principles and values with posts that the public prosecution described as sexually suggestive, and that she had managed the social media ac...
Tags: News, Egypt, Sisi, Cairo, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Abdel Fattah, Talaat, Sama el Masry, El Masry, Misdemeanours Economic Court, John Talaat, Ms El Masry