Category Archives: Government

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 … Continue reading

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CAIRO – LIVING AMONG THE DEAD

The incessantly honking cars on Cairo’s street don’t slow down or stop their horns to pay their respect when passing El Arafa –  The City of the Dead. I was astounded to see a graveyard (4 miles long) be part of  this vibrant metropolis … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR TOURISTS- PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The political upheaval over the last five years has reduced tourism in Egypt, but the crash  of the Russian plane over the Sinai a few month ago, resulting in  travel bans by Russia and the UK  has brought Egypt’s tourism to a … Continue reading

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QUEEN HATSHEPSUT’S MAGIC

Pharaoh Hatshepsut ruled Egypt for more than 20 years. She was the longest reigning female in Egypt’s history, and considered one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs. During her reign, unlike other rulers of the 18th dynasty, she was more interested in ensuring economic prosperity, … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE = HOUSING

  The Pyramids and temples had architecturally something in common, but the houses standing side by side along the Nile on the West Bank near Luxor today  – DON’T! More from Egypt soon Brigitte    

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CAIRO’S TESTIMONY TO THE RECENT PAST

At the time of Egypt’s revolution on the 25th of January 2011 President          Hosni Mubarak’s Political Headquarters were torched, leaving to this day an empty, black ghost-like structure. It towers over the Nile and the Egyptian Museum close by – so … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE — THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

WHEN WE THINK OF ANCIENT TEMPLES, AND BURIAL SITES LIKE THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS, TOURISTS COME TO MIND. WE SEE BUSES SPITTING OUT GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME FROM FAR AWAY TO CATCH A CLIMPSE OF THE PAST. I … Continue reading

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CAIRO’S MENA HOUSE – WHERE HISTORY WAS MADE

The MENA HOUSE in Cairo has from its start, in 1886, accommodated royalties such as the Crown Prince of Japan, Prince of Wales, Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi; politicians – Bill Clinton, Barbara Bush; artists – Frank Sinatra Charlton Heston, Sarah … Continue reading

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PHOTO OT THE WEEK – PEACE !!!

MAYBE IF HUMANS LEARNED TO TALK TO EACH OTHER — ………….BLOODSHED COULD BE STOPPED? More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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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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