Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Straight off the bat, this is not an opinion piece on the concept of the hijab or the niqab. I am not a religious spokesperson to have such an opinion nor do I condone any doctrine that dictates how women ought to dress.   This is more of retrospective piece, if you will, documenting an […]

Archaeologists Discover 66 Statues of Pharaonic Goddess Sekhmet in Luxor

Archaeologists Discover 66 Statues of Pharaonic Goddess Sekhmet in Luxor

  With countless statues and temples in Luxor and Aswan, it always baffles us when we realize there is more history buried deep in the ground. A German archaeological mission has been operating at the King Amenhotep III Temple area in Luxor for the past year and the results are more than impressive.     The […]

Celebrating the Parliament’s 150th Birthday: 10 Stages of Egyptian Parliamentary Life

Celebrating the Parliament’s 150th Birthday: 10 Stages of Egyptian Parliamentary Life

While parliamentary delegations from the UAE, Morocco, Hungary, Japan, Palestine, Madagascar, Ghana and Uganda arrive at Sharm El-Sheikh for the parliament’s 150th year celebration, let’s remember the century and a half our parliament has been thriving.   1866: Advisory Council of Representatives     Khedive Ismail established the Advisory Council of Representatives, the first with representative functions. […]

5 Reasons You Should Drop Everything and Fly to Mykonos Right Now

5 Reasons You Should Drop Everything and Fly to Mykonos Right Now

The Greek island of Mykonos is a majestic place surrounded by turquoise waves, lush sand, culture and beautiful maze-like cobblestone streets. This cosmopolitan island is one of the top summer destinations; it has been the “in” spot for years, hosting the most ravishing beach parties and welcoming world renowned celebrities to their memorable summer vacations. […]

Mohamed ElBaradei Removed from List of Nobel Prize Winners in Egyptian Textbooks

Mohamed ElBaradei Removed from List of Nobel Prize Winners in Egyptian Textbooks

  Egypt’s media has been outraged since news came out that former vice president Mohamed ElBaradei’s name was removed from the list of Nobel Prize winners in fifth grade Egyptian textbooks. ElBaradei won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The list in the Arabic book also includes […]

VIDEO: 100 Years of Beauty in Egypt

VIDEO: 100 Years of Beauty in Egypt

  In this fascinating video, Cut.com has taken us through a century of women’s looks in Egypt, from the 1910s to today. Incredibly well-researched by Egyptian Jacinthe Assaad, who has a Ph.D in comparative literature, the video does more than just show sartorial trends, it also reflects the social, political and religious shifts in Egyptian culture over […]

Three Tombs Open to Public for First Time in Luxor

Three Tombs Open to Public for First Time in Luxor

  The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities opened three tombs in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings to the public for the first time on Thursday. The tombs, located in Qurnat Marey, are some of the most important resting places for New Kingdom nobles, who lived more than 3,000 years ago.     The tomb of Huy, […]

18 Reasons Why Should Book the Next Plane to Istanbul

18 Reasons Why Should Book the Next Plane to Istanbul

“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul,” French writer and poet Alphonse de Lamartine once said. And boy, was he right. For in Istanbul, polar ends meet and merge to create a beautifully unique world; Europe meets Asia, East meets West, old meets new and religion […]

12 Wise Quotes from Famous People in Egyptian History

12 Wise Quotes from Famous People in Egyptian History

By Yara Khairy

Egypt’s history is full of great figures dating back to way before the modern system was established, before the towers were built, and generations upon generations before our parents were born. There was a whole other world beyond our imagination that boasted pure intellectual greatness, believe it or not, without Internet, iPhones or laptops. Here are […]

Ancient Egyptian Inventions That Are Still Used Today

Ancient Egyptian Inventions That Are Still Used Today

By Nouran Samer

There are so many things in our lives that we use on a daily basis that we don’t really consider them inventions anymore. But are we aware of their origins? You’d be surprised to see just how many things we have the Pharaohs to thank for.     1. Bowling    Who said Pharaohs didn’t […]