Category Archives: Alexandria

Egypt’s Disneyland Castle

  When visiting Alexandria a look at the Al-Haramlik Palace should not be missed. It is at the end of the Cornish, next to the Helnan Palestine Hotel which overlooks the Palace and the Montazan Gardens. It was built in … Continue reading

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Christmas in Egypt

  Christmas in Egypt by Nermin Sami and Jimmy Dunn Because of the time the Holy Family spent in Egypt with the infant Jesus, Christmas is a very special celebration in Egypt. In Egypt, Copts, who are Egypt’s traditional Christians, … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S LOST WORLDS – PART TWO

When a month ago I was telling you how excited I was to go and visit  the exhibition at the British Museum of Egypt’s sunken cities, I can now say that I was not disappointed, but blown away by what I saw. Over the last 20 … Continue reading

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SUNKEN CITIES – EGYPT’S LOST WORLD

Recently two lost cities of Ancient Egypt, which had vanished under the water of the Mediterranean were discovered and the British Museum in London is telling the story. I am on my way to London tomorrow and so looking forward to visit … Continue reading

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A DECORATED HOUSE – A STATUS SYMBOL

Any Muslim whose circumstances permit it, is asked to make the HAJJ at lest once in his lifetime. Successfully completing the HAJJ,  a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia  is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. In 2015 fourteen … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – EGYPTIAN FASHION

NOT EVERYBODY LIKES BLACK……………..   More from Egypt soon                                          Brigitte

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EGYPT’S OBELISKS – WHERE ARE THEY TODAY?

An OBELISK is a tall four-sided pillar ending in a pyramid-like shape on top.  They came in pairs and were placed in front of temples, one on each side of the entrance. When QUEEN HATSHEPSUT, Egypt’s first female pharaoh who reigned Egypt … Continue reading

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ROSETTA STONE? WHAT IS IT?

Maybe you have heard about the ROSETTA SPACE PROBE in the news recently? About the spacecraft that was launched in 2004 by the European Space Agency and which reached the comet near the sun just last month.Or maybe you have … Continue reading

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LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA

The Ancient Library of Alexandria is famous and known to most for having burned. Maybe our interest stops there because we know it does no longer exist, and for a long time that was true. But on October 17, 2002 … Continue reading

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EGYPT – MAKING A LIVING CAN BE A CHALLANGE

More from Egypt soon   Brigitte

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