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Egypt restores 484 artefacts from abroad: Antiquities Minister

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held on Saturday a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Esmail and Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani to discuss recent Egyptian archaeological discoveries and artefacts recently restored from foreign countries. According to a statement released from the presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef, the Antiquities Minister stated that Egypt managed recently to restore 484 artefacts from different countries.

The Egyptian Antiques Ministry has recently established a database for Egyptian antiques, in addition to finalizing a draft law that will impose strict punitive measures against people involved in looting antiques or harassing tourists. In foreign media coverage regarding the recent archaeological discoveries in Egypt, Anani said that there is a great interest from foreign media in shedding light on these discoveries, adding that there are 237 foreign archaeological missions from over 20 countries in Egypt.

Regarding updates on the site of the Egyptian Grand Museum, the statement stated that workers are currently transferring invaluable artefacts and statues to the premises, which will pave the  way for the museum’s inauguration in April 2018. Meanwhile, the Antiques Minister highlighted during the meeting recent archaeological discoveries that were unveiled, such as a royal statue in Cairo’s district of Mataryia and a Pharaonic tomb in Luxor.

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Photo of the Week – Bigger than Life

Everything being equal – but was it the case in Ancient Egypt? No, the Ancient Egyptians saw themselves as bigger, taller, and stronger than ordinary mortals.

Statue of Ramses II in Luxor Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Egypt’s Daily Life – Drinking Coca Cola!

Fortunately there are things in this world that defy believes, religion and all borders and show us that we are not that
different after all!

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Egypt’s Daily Life – Marriage

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600,000 Egyptian Women Get Married Before Age of Consent: Study

A study conducted by the International Population Council, the National Council for Population and Development and Assiut University on rates of early marriage in upper Egypt has revealed that about 600,000 women have been married before reaching 18 years old in 2015-2016.

The study titled “Towards policies and programs based on scientific evidence to demolish early marriage in Egypt”, states that the average age of marriage in Egypt is 20 for females and 26 for males. Yet, the problem of early marriage is still exaggerating in rural areas in Upper Egypt, according to the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm. Egyptian law bans marriage under 18.

The study has further revealed that one-quarter of married women aged 25 to 29 in Egypt have married under 18, and this percentage rises to 33.3 percent in rural areas. However, 3.7 of girls currently under 18 are already married and 5.2 percent are engaged. These percentages represent about 250,000 girls.

The study added that there are several dangers caused by early marriages, both health and societal dangers. Early marriage deprives girls of their right to education and work, also increases the possibility of domestic violence and leads to poverty. Also, girls who get married at an early age often have miscarriage and stillbirth.

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The laws of the land don’t always match reality ………….!

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Egypt’s Daily Life – Headscarves and Fashion

Wearing a HIJAB – (a headscarf)  does not prevent women to be fashionable 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Besides reasons of modesty wearing a headscarf is certainly quite effective in drawing attention to a pretty face or for never having to worry about a bad hair day!

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Egypt’s Daily Life – Hidden in Plain Sight

Is this what the lady is wearing under her black Gallebaya?

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Aswan High Dam/ Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser, located in southern Egypt and northern Sudan,  is one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. It was created  when the Aswan High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970. The Nile River is its primary inflow and outflow.

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The Aswan High Dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt’s planned industrialization with the ability to better control flooding, provide increased water storage for irrigation, and generate hydroelectricity.

Today, besides fulfilling these important functions, it is also a destination for tourists. Lake Nasser allows visitors to travel right up to Abu Simbel (Ramses II temple, which was relocated in 1968 through international donations to avoid being lost in the waters flooding the area to create Lake Nasser).

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Being in Aswan during one of my trips and being so close to these historical, and ancient sites we went to visit the Aswan Dam/Lake Nasser. It was an overwhelming experience which I want to share with you  in the video I am posting here.

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Egypt’s Daily Life – Car Repairs

Do you have a flat tire? Come here and let us fix it!

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Photo of the Week – CHOICES

Some people prefer camels over horses!

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Pope Francis Visiting Egypt April 28-29, 2017

 I just came across this beautiful logo announcing Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Egypt and want to share it with you.

Official logo for Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt

The official logo of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Egypt reads "Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace" - RV

The official logo of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Egypt reads “Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace”

31/03/2017 15:29

 (Vatican Radio)  The logo for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Egypt, which takes place 28-29 April, has been released by the Egyptian Catholic Church.

The three main elements present in the logo are Egypt, Pope Francis, and Peace.

“Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace” are the words in Arabic and English at the base of the logo.

Egypt is represented by the Nile River – a symbol of life – as well as by the pyramids and the Sphinx, which highlight the long history of civilization in this African country.

The Cross and Crescent Moon at the center of the logo represent the coexistence between the various components of the Egyptian people.

A white dove signifies peace, which is both the highest gift to which every human being can aspire and the greeting of monotheistic religions.

Finally, the dove precedes Pope Francis to announce his arrival as the Pope of Peace in a country of peace

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This should be a message for the whole the world!!

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