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‘Boody, the Sumo Pharaoh’ premieres at 2nd Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival 

The second edition of the Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival is scheduled to premiere the Egyptian documentary “Boody, the Sumo Pharaoh,” a documentary about an Egyptian sumo wrestler. Organised by the Noon Foundation for Arts and Culture, the festival will run from 3-9 March. Directed by Sarah Riad, a 25-year-old Egyptian-Japanese filmmaker, scriptwriter, …

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Inside the discovered cemetery in Minya 

The Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday the discovery of a new cemetery near Tuna Al-Gabal in Minya governorate. Daily News Egypt’s photographer captured photos from inside the cemetery, where a family tomb was unearthed along with the mummies of its members, who were priests of the gods during their lifetime. The cemetery had burial …

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New book unveils secret memoirs from Naguib Mahfouz’s life

A new book about the prominent late Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, Days with Naguib Mahfouz, was released on Thursday 22 February, telling untold stories of Mahfouz’s life. Written by critic-cum-author Fathy El-Ashry, the book is comprised of real life situations and conversations that Mahfouz had with his friend El-Ashry. It also recounts Mahfouz’s life after …

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Mohammed Sobhy honourary guest of 2nd SIFTY 

Sharm El-Sheikh International Theatre Festival for Youth (SITFY) named its third edition after prominent actor Mohammed Sobhy for his enriching performance in theatre which made him a role model for all theatre-passionate youth. The festival will also honour Sobhy at the opening of this year’s edition, in the attendance of Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem. …

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New museum coming soon to Hurghada

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Anany announced on Friday launching a new museum in Hurghada governorate, according to a press release issued by the ministry. The announcement was made at the inauguration of a sculpture exhibition that marked the end of the International Sculpture Symposium in Hurghada. The symposium was attended by Ahmed Abdullah, governor of …

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Shadia’s 87th birthday celebrated through her songs 

The Ministry of Culture will organise a commemoration ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the birthday of late artist Shadia through a concert at Giza Cultural Centre. The concert is organised by the General Organisation of Cultural Palaces. A group of young artists will perform some of the most famous songs of Shadia’s discography. Egypt’s sweetheart …

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USAID funds Kom Ombo groundwater withdrawal with $9m 

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Egypt Director Sherry Carlin announced that a project for reducing groundwater in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan will cost $9m and USAID will completely fund it, according to state media outlet EgyNews. The statement came in an interview with the Middle East News Agency (MENA). Carlin added …

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