Category Archives: Government

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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CAIRO – PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

ONCE AGAIN THE WORLD IS FOLLOWING ELECTIONS IN EGYPT………. AND CAIRO WITH OVER 20 MILLION INHABITANTS HAS THE STRONGEST VOICE – HERE ARE SOME IMAGES OF THIS DIVERSIFIED AND FASCINATING CITY.   More from Egypt soon Brigitte  

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EGYPT HAD A FEMALE PHARAOH 3000 YEARS AGO AND THE US IS STILL WAITING FOR A FEMALE COMMANDER IN CHIEF!

Standing in front of the  Mummy wrapped in a beige linen cloth exposing only feet, arms, and the head, it was hard for me to think of this small, shrunken person as one of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs, Queen Hatshepsut. Her last resting place is in … Continue reading

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A MATTER OF SIZE – SMALL PEOPLE OR TOO BIG HEADS?

HOW TALL WERE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS? OR THE IMAGE THEY HAD OF THEMSELVES? MAYBE ONE EXPLANATION IS THAT THIS FUNERARY TEMPLE WAS BUILT AROUND 1340 B.C. BY  RAMSES II, THE FAMOUS AND LONG REIGNING PHARAOH. HE WAS IN POWER OVER 6O … Continue reading

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HOLDING HANDS – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

How can anything made of stone look so soft, warm, and reassuring? More from Egypt soon   Brigitte

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EGYPT’S LOST DREAMS

  Today, on the 25th of January, three years after the revolution in Egypt, we should be congratulating the Egyptian people on their new democracy – instead with horror and a heavy heart – we are watching the news. Yesterday … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S LOSS – NEW YORK’S GAIN

You might be as surprised, as I was, to learn that Lady Liberty (the Statue of Liberty) became America’s symbol of freedom by accident. She was born in Egypt, and was meant to stand at the Northern Entrance of the … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S TEARS AND SUFFERING

What a sad day for Egypt and for everyone who loves this country. What happened? How is it possible that one of the world’s greatest and oldest civilization is facing such pain? Such confusion, and hate. Did it happen in the … Continue reading

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EGYPT HAS CLEARED ANOTHER HURDLE!

With Mohammed Mursi no longer head of state – with interim President Adly Mansour sworn in – with promises of a new constitution – with promises of new elections soon – may these fireworks of July 3rd, 2013 be an omen for a HAPPIER … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S UNBEATABLE SPIRIT

Since the Revolution a new party called Hizb El-Kanab – meaning Couch Potato Party – has developed. They are people who watched the events during the last two years while sitting on their sofas at home.  But this time they did not … Continue reading

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