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Generations of crafting silver: inside a 200 year-old workshop 

  Imagine the life of someone who was raised up among silver ornaments and elaborate sketches. Many families in Egypt have dedicated their days and years to shower the country, and the world, with intricate jewellery and captivating accessories. While some Egyptians have entered the silver crafting business in recent decades, others have had the …

Nada Deyaa’

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Muslims spend ’Laylet al-Qadr’ seeking mercy and forgiveness

This year, Ramadan’s last Friday was the 27th day of the holy month, what is known as Leylet al-Qadr (the night of power). In Islam, Laylet al-Qadr is the night the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. According to the Quran, that night is the greatest night of the year and any adoration …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Puyol visits Egypt to promote tourism

The legendary Spanish player Carles Puyol arrived to Cairo, where he was escorted by Al Ahram Beverages team on a tour to the Pyramids with his wife, and the Spanish media delegation.  Photos  handout from Al Ahram Beverages Company (ABC)

Maya Nawar

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In Pictures: State continues demolition of homes in Sayeda Zeinab

State security forces evacuated residents of Tal Al-Aqreb, located in Sayeda Zeinab near downtown Cairo, on Monday after which several homes were demolished. The Ministry of Housing had previously informed residents that alternative accommodation would be provided to them in 6th of October City, but this has not been realised, according to the testimonies of …

Daily News Egypt

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The art of yarn dyeing: a talent at risk of being lost

  The long process of transforming original white fabric into the final product—the clothes we wear everyday—rarely crosses our minds. The fancy and unique designs, lace fabrics, and colourful cloths that form our day-to-day fashion all originated as white textiles. In one of the oldest dying factories, located in Old Cairo, yarn is still put …

Mohamed Omar