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As Egypt celebrates the birth anniversary of renowned writer and Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz, Ahram Online explores the neighbourhood which provided the inspiration, and the setting, of his most prominent works
The Ramadan lantern, or fanous, is a time-honoured decoration that started on Ramadan to welcome a Fatimid Caliph in the year 968
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Following the former president of Egypt's Jewish Community Council, Carmen Weinstein's funeral, Ahram Online takes a closer look at Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, one of the largest Jewish temples in downtown Cairo
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Egypt's monuments open their doors to neighbourhood children
Activists in Egypt's two largest cities call for Wednesday protests aimed at saving local historical landmarks from destruction
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Egyptians mourn Alexandria's Rialto Cinema, one of the oldest theatres in the country; Save Alexandria initiative asks for help to stop demolition of historical buildings
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What ever happened to Egypt's most popular public gardens? Ahram Online takes a stroll down memory lane
With the anniversary of November's bloody Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes looming, local residents still struggle to fit their lives around the army-built walls
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The loopholes in Law 144/2006, meant to safeguard Egypt's architectural heritage, continue to warrant the demolition of irreplaceable landmarks, including Alexandria's Villa Aghion
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Hurghada, Al-Fayyoum, Qena, Al-Menya are landmarks that date back centuries. Ahram Online looks at the stories behind the names of Egypt's towns and famous markets
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Neglect has brought the famous Villa Ambron to its knees. Will it escape demolition?
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Monday 21 April marks Sham El-Nasim, which Copts celebrate as part of Easter, but is one of the few days that Egyptians of all religions celebrate - since ancient times
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Disarray, fear, and hints of hope appeared at Left Bank Bistro on Monday 13 August, where the popular theatre project Tahrir Monologues poignantly performed brand new stories from the unfolding revolution
As the wrecking of Alexandria's architectural heritage sites continues unabated, Villa Aghion built by the Perret brothers in 1927 is currently being demolished by court order
A cafe in the heart of downtown Cairo takes Egyptians away from the hubbub of everyday life back to the heady days when the voice of legendary singer Umm Kalthoum lifted the nation
A day on Al-Khalifa street on 30 November organised by Al-Athar Lina project to promote ownership of local monuments
Ahram Online outlines the history of immigrants from the height of the Andalusi culture in medieval southern Spain and their imprint on Egypt's Mediterranean port city
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A project in Sayyida Zeinab offers Cairenes a chance to rediscover their city's history and architectural gems
Due to the current events, Al-Ahram online decided to republish an article dedicated to the social history of Heliopolis district. It was first published on 11/23/2011 under the title :Heliopolis, a walk to remember
As a new cultural centre opens its doors in Agouza, Ahram Online listens to the historic building's tales
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