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Lantern handicraft fights to survive

  For hundreds of years, Ramadan has been connected to lanterns in Egypt. Weeks ahead of the start of the holy month, streets become filled with vendors selling lanterns of every shape and size. Just like any other industry in Egypt, Chinese products have recently dominated the sphere, erasing any existence of local production. With …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in India

There is a large number of Muslims in India—around 200 million. Islam is the second largest religion in India, following Hinduism. Daily News Egypt will shed light on Indian Muslims’ traditions during the holy month of Ramadan. Despite the great diversity of religions and beliefs in India, everyone lives there in harmony and tolerance. Muslims …

Daily News Egypt

Rare book that describes Egypt to be auctioned at Christie’s

A rare authentic book, Description of Egypt, is to be auctioned at British auction house Christie’s on 29 May with an estimated price range of €300,000–500,000. The original version of the rare book describes Egypt’s landscapes, culture, and traditions through the eyes of the French army during its expedition. The book is the first descriptive …

Daily News Egypt

Ministry of Antiquities to restore Hosh al-Pasha archaeological site

Aiming to take a step forward in the Historic Cairo Restoration Project (HCPR), the Ministry of Antiquities announced on Wednesday the commencement of procedures to study the Hosh al-Pasha archaeological site in Al-Imam Al-Shafie district in order to document the severely damaged parts in need of restoration, according to a ministerial press release. Mohamed Abdel …

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‘Tahtib’: The once martial art that turned into a dance

  Egypt is known for having a unique heritage of martial arts that people still practice regularly without it being invaded by modernism or abandoned by younger generations; “tahtib” is one of them. Thousands of men in Egypt’s rural areas, especially Upper Egypt, still gather on a weekly basis to show off their abilities in …

Daily News Egypt

No hidden chamber exists inside Tutankhamun’s tomb: study

The Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday, after months of intensive geophysics studies, that a survey has revealed there is no hidden chamber inside Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, according to Moustafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The three-month studies were conducted by a mission from …

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Tutankhamun’s last chariot arrives at Grand Egyptian Museum

Striding to another step on the path of collecting all of Tutankhamun’s belongings at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) before its opening planned to take place this year, the Ministry of Antiquities, with the help of armed forces, transferred on Saturday the sixth and last of Tutankhamen’s chariots from the Military Museum at the Citadel …

Nada Deyaa’

‘A Day for Women’ opens 4th Faten Hamama Film Festival

The Egyptian film “Youm Lel Setat” (A Day for Women) was chosen to be the opening film of the fourth Faten Hamam Film Festival, which kicked off Wednesday at the Cairo Opera House. The film by prominent director Kamla Abu Zekry stars veteran artists Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim, Hala Sedky, Mahmoud Hemida, and Ahmed El-Fishawy. …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt retrieves 14 illegally smuggled artefacts from Cyprus

Egypt received on Tuesday 14 antiquities from Cyprus that were stolen and illegally smuggled in the late 1980s, the Ministry of Antiquities stated in a press release. The retrieved relics were given to Egypt on the sidelines of the Root Revival Week initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his Cypriot and Greek counterparts …

Daily News Egypt

Indian embassy launches Tagore’s exhibition at Ahmed Shawki Museum

The Maulana Azad Centre for Culture of the Embassy of India in Cairo will be organising the Tagore Festival from 3-7 May to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a famous Indian poet, painter, writer, and philosopher. A Wednesday statement from the Indian Embassy in Cairo said that an exhibition …

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