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 […]

15 Magical Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Nubia

15 Magical Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Nubia

The perfect words to describe Egypt today would be a hidden gem. The country that once thrived on tourism with its unprecedented beaches, monuments and history, is now on hiatus due to the political turmoil in the Middle East. With our currency floatation, traveling (aka the finest pleasure in life) has become quite challenging, considering our economic […]

‘Miss Upper Egypt’ Pageant Cancelled over Threats

‘Miss Upper Egypt’ Pageant Cancelled over Threats

  What would have been the first-ever beauty pageant in Upper Egypt was cancelled unexpectedly on Monday, the day it should have taken place, because of security concerns and threats of violence, The Telegraph reported.   Miss Upper Egypt was scheduled to take place Monday, Oct. 10 at the Four Season Hall in Assiut, but […]

The First Ever Miss Upper Egypt Is Happening in Asyut

The First Ever Miss Upper Egypt Is Happening in Asyut

  We definitely love this piece of news. Youm7 just announced that the first ever Miss Upper Egypt is taking place in Asyut. The beauty pageant coordinator, Fatma Bakr, declared that 250 ladies applied and the deadline was last Monday. Bakr added that this pageant will be one of a kind as it is mainly focusing on […]

Here’s What Your Favorite Hollywood Celebrity Would Look Like If They Were Se3eedy

Here’s What Your Favorite Hollywood Celebrity Would Look Like If They Were Se3eedy

It’s safe to say that el sha3b el Masry is a sha3b with too much time on their hands. We are the kind of sha3b that would turn the Game of Thrones theme song into an Arabic one, or make Harry Potter appear in Mukattam. A7na fadyeen men el akher, but one Egyptian Facebook page has just […]

Pepsi’s ‘Liter of Light’ Initiative Brings the Ramadan Spirit to Villages in Upper Egypt

Pepsi’s ‘Liter of Light’ Initiative Brings the Ramadan Spirit to Villages in Upper Egypt

Ramadan is all about family, festivities, giving back and good deeds. But have you thought about how people in the villages with no electricity celebrate Ramadan? While we’re putting up lights and decorations, others who are less fortunate scramble in the dark, leaving out a huge part of the Ramadan spirit. This year, PepsiCo, Egyptian […]

Families of Egyptian Christians Beheaded by ISIS Speak Out (Video)

Families of Egyptian Christians Beheaded by ISIS Speak Out (Video)

By Mohamed El Laymouni

On Feb. 15, ISIS released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians that had been kidnapped while working in Libya. Many of those killed were from the Upper Egyptian provinces of Menya and Assiyut, who, devastated by conditions of extreme poverty in their home states, were forced to travel to war-torn Libya […]

Carrefour Opens In Hurghada

Carrefour Opens In Hurghada

Carrefour opened its doors in Hurghada this week and in the days since the ribbon cutting, business has been booming. The French retailer’s arrival as the first supermarket of its kind in Hurghada and Upper Egypt marks a milestone in the development of the area. “In Egypt, it is perceived as a quality brand and […]