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The emergence of Christianity in Egypt

  /  June 19, 2013  /  In Focus  /  35 Comments

The Coptic Era is an important part of Egyptian history that has helped shape society in ways that are still noticeable today.

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Time has stood still in the workshops of old Cairo

  /  May 21, 2013  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Old Cairo craftsmen keep old working practices alive, but challenges arise from the global market.

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‘React’ is changing education

  /  May 14, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Student initiative aims to close the gap between education and the needs of the labour market

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Bazaarful creates online souq

  /  May 9, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

New online initiative wants to encourage Egyptian entrepreneurship and become a base for a successful future for Egyptian industry

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Changing education one video at a time

  /  April 24, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Tahrir Academy develops informative and educational shorts that aim to change the way how Egyptians learn.

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Architectural heritage under threat in Alexandria

  /  April 23, 2013  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The Save Alex organisation aims to raise awareness to prevent the loss of landmark buildings

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Al-Tanbura launches its third album

  /  April 14, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The band, known for preserving traditional protest songs from Port Said, launches an album full of political commentary

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Egypt’s priceless artefacts disappear to the black market

  /  April 14, 2013  /  Culture  /  4 Comments

“Stop the heritage drain” campaign fights to preserve Egypt’s inheritance by highlighting the theft of culturally significant objects

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Roman ruins in Old Cairo

  /  April 9, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The remnants of a historic city hidden in Coptic Cairo

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Schaduf battles poverty by growing food on roofs

  /  April 7, 2013  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Growing food op Cairo’s rooftops offers both a business opportunity and means to provide food for families

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The spiritual journey to Mecca

  /  April 4, 2013  /  Tourism  /  No Comments

Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.

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Spring exhibition in Orman Park

  /  April 3, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

The annual Spring Flowers exhibition in Orman Park will begin 30 March and last until the end of April.

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The evil eye in Egypt

  /  March 31, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In Egyptian culture the protection from the evil eye takes many forms

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The treasures of Darb Al-Barabra

  /  March 26, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The name in Arabic means the Berbers’ Area and from the 19th century on the area was inhabited by Algerians, Moroccans and Africans who are all called Barabra by Egyptians

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Aga Khan Foundation helps preserve Cairo’s past

  /  March 25, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

A unique multi-national foundation, concerned with preserving cultural heritage and focusing on renovating the remnants of historic civilizations

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The city of the dead

  /  March 21, 2013  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The city of the dead was historically known as the city of domes due to the high number of domes and mosques

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Naming and shaming sexual harassers

  /  March 19, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

New initiative aiming at exposing harassers by taking their photos and uploading it on Facebook

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SuperMorsi goes viral

  /  March 18, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The 30 second video clip features Mohamed Morsi as the classic game hero Super Mario

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The weavers of Fowah

  /  February 19, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The art of weaving goblan faces the threat of extinction

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Nassya brings neighbourhoods together

  /  February 18, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Nassya is a social network website that aims to bring people together

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The legacy of Sufi poet Omar Ibn El-Farid

  /  February 18, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ibn El-Farid is one of the greatest Egyptian mystic poets

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Bust of Taha Hussein disappears in Minya

  /  February 17, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Famous Egyptian thinker’s statue stolen from public square

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Moqattam’s hidden treasure: Saint Samaan church

  /  February 14, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The story of Saint Samaan church

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Siwa Boutique

  /  February 13, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Siwa store in Zamalek features many different types of handmade garments and accessories made by inhabitants of Siwa

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Changing homes changes lives

  /  February 12, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Nebny aims to use the sense of enthusiasm and patriotism that was an integral part of the 25 January uprising and turn it into tangible acts of development and growth

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The ancient city of On

  /  February 11, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

On, known today as Heliopolis or Ain-Shams, was considered the first Egyptian capital during the predynastic period

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The Encyclopaedia of the Egyptian Revolution

  /  February 10, 2013  /  Books, Culture  /  No Comments

The Encyclopaedia attempts to record and document the Egyptian Revolution, from a linguistic angle

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The epic tale of the Al-Hilaly tribe

  /  February 5, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Al-Seera Al-Hiliaya tells the story of the Bedouin tribe Al-Hilaly, which emigrated from the Arabian peninsula to North Africa

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Old Cairo’s arms market

  /  February 4, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Many historical monuments have been suffering from negligence and disregard, and the old weaponry market is a prime example of this

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ADEF prepares youth for the digital age

  /  February 3, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The foundation has organised several training courses for youth in art, cinema, design, web design, and media technology. The courses are given by media veterans and professionals to make the participants more capable of expressing their thoughts, culture, and insights using open source software programmes.

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