You Should Travel to Egypt NOW, Says Bloomberg

You Should Travel to Egypt NOW, Says Bloomberg

  Been wishing you could see the Great Pyramids one day? Well, how would you like to have them practically to yourself? In, say…March?   According to a Wednesday article in Bloomberg, Egypt is one of the top 20 places to visit in 2017, and March is the best time to go (August is the […]

Vintage Biplanes from 20s and 30s to Land at Pyramids

Vintage Biplanes from 20s and 30s to Land at Pyramids

A group of 12 vintage biplanes from the 1920s and 30s are set to land at the Giza Pyramids today, 13 November, sometime in the early afternoon.     The landing represents the first time in 80 years that a group of planes have been permitted to land at the Pyramids. The stop in Egypt […]

Squash by the Pyramids Raised the Bar to a Whole New Level

Squash by the Pyramids Raised the Bar to a Whole New Level

By Menna Abu-Zahra

  When I first heard that the unstoppable Squash by the Pyramids is set to make a comeback this year, I knew I had to attend that one-of-a-kind event. Yet, nothing prepared me for the majestic scene I was about to witness. I took a seat next to hundreds of excited Egyptians and foreigners who were […]

Egypt Hires Private Companies to Secure, Clean and Manage the Pyramids Area

Egypt Hires Private Companies to Secure, Clean and Manage the Pyramids Area

  The Egyptian government announced on Tuesday that a company from the private sector has already been hired for EGP 5 million a year to take responsibility for the cleanliness of the Pyramids area. This announcement came in a meeting between Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and officials from the Ministry of Housing, Tourism and Antiquities.   Two other […]

World’s First Travel Photo Collection Is of Egypt, and It Just Sold for $12k

World’s First Travel Photo Collection Is of Egypt, and It Just Sold for $12k

  A partial collection of photographs of Egypt taken in 1849-1851 by renowned French photographer Maxime du Camp brought $12,390 at auction Thursday.   The auction lot featured 59 salt prints from du Camp’s collection ‘Egypt, Nubia, Palestine and Syria.’ Published in 1952, there were 125 original photographs in the collection.   Most interesting about […]

Squash Tournament by the Pyramids to Offer $200k in Prize Money

Squash Tournament by the Pyramids to Offer $200k in Prize Money

    Have you ever wanted to play squash in the shadow of the Great Pyramid? Well, whether that’s your life-long dream or not, more than 50 from the world top players will get to do just that next month! When we say top players, we mean Egyptian squash king Mohamed El-Shourbagy, and queen Nour […]

Japan Loans Egypt $451 Million to Resume the Construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Japan Loans Egypt $451 Million to Resume the Construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum

  In result of a meeting between the Egyptian Prime Minister and the Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs over the bilateral cooperation and boosting ties between both nations, the Egyptian cabinet announced that Japan will deliver a concessional loan of USD 451 million to fund the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum.   This […]

WATCH: Weaving Color onto the Pyramids

WATCH: Weaving Color onto the Pyramids

  While robotically scrolling through Facebook today, searching for something — anything — to stimulate our brains amidst the clickbait optical illusion pictures that “you won’t believe” and the once-innovative, now-generic food videos that have taken over our newsfeeds, we came across this video posted by the ARTS in Paris page.     The video is a well-made fake, but […]

Gloves Off, Kuffiyeh On for Floyd Mayweather at the Pyramids 

Gloves Off, Kuffiyeh On for Floyd Mayweather at the Pyramids 

Latest in a stream of celebrities to show up unannounced in Cairo, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted an awesome picture of himself in front of the Pyramids on his Twitter account yesterday. Bare chested, arms outstretched, seated on a camel with a kuffiyeh on his head, we’re totally loving the look.   For those of […]

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

By Hady El Hady

  Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. And while the disorder is estimated to affect around 21.7 million people worldwide, there’s A LOT of people who don’t even know about it, especially in Egypt. […]

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