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With the sixth annual Tunis village festival for pottery and handicrafts due to begin on Thursday, Ahram Online remembers its late founder and his vision
Cultural historian Alia Mossallem puts a focus on what remains, 60 years later, of the Suez War in the hearts, minds and words of the people who lived those events
The hajj rituals have always fascinated orientalists, but few of them have gotten close enough to taste the real spiritual experience
One of the most important hajj rituals is to step on Mount Arafa, east of Mecca
Ancient Egyptian tunes in downtown Cairo
In every society traditional dishes have their own special stories to tell
Born in Kufa in Iraq in 669 AD, Abu Hanifa is the first of the four imams
Rumi is a shining example of a religious Sufi poet whose religion was love
One of the most famous Sufi women in Islamic history
Al-Ezz Ibn Abdel-Salam will always be remembered as the man who differentiated between religion and the state, an act that we are still debating centuries later.
In our second article in the series Inspiring Minds, Ahram Online presents you with Maimonides, the great philosopher and physician
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In the first of a series on Arab thinkers that inspired the world, we start with a man who put philosophy and religion in one proper sentence: Averroes
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Just when you think you know your city well enough, Cairo surprises you with routes unknown and all the mythic stories left behind.
A unique festival that puts ordinary people and their tangible heritage in five different Egyptian cities in perspective
The historical treasures of the ancient districts of Cairo, in addition to the autumn breeze, make taking a walk through Islamic Cairo the perfect weekend treat
The historic landmark continues to face threats of demolition
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Come walk with us the route of faith where an ancient church, and a Jewish temple fit perfectly in the heart of Islamic Cairo
Ahram Online visits part of Egypt’s lost heritage, the Jewish alley of Old Cairo, known as Haret El-Yahud
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Egyptians celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in a lively march by Sufi sects fromEl-Gaafari mosque to Al-Hussein ...
An exhibition of the collection of notes, photos and oral memories of leftist figure Wedad Mettri is showcasing the many stories of Egyptian women in the 20th century
Ahram Online remembers the opening of Egypt's first opera house in the 19th century
The Egyptian Archive for Folk Life and Folk Tradition receives the Arab e-Content Award for e-Culture and Tourism 2013
Activists in Egypt's two largest cities call for Wednesday protests aimed at saving local historical landmarks from destruction
While fundamentalists have attacked other institutions in the Sinai Peninsula, they have not interfered in their work of Arish Folk Troupe to preserve local traditions
As Egypt celebrates Sinai Liberation Day on 25 April, Ahram Online takes a look at the desert peninsula's ancient traditions
In the heart of Islamic Cairo, thousands of Egyptians at Al-Hussein district celebrate the birth of the grandson of Prophet Mohamed
With an estimate 10 million members, Sufi orders are an under-reported influence in Egyptian life
Event will feature rare photos of region's most celebrated mosques, along with rare art dating back to the Umayyad Period
A concise guide to the origins, past and present of Sufism in Egypt
The second in a series exploring Cairo's medieval history as a vital global centre of science and learning traces the life of pioneering physicist Ibn Al-Nafis
Living alongside a holy place
The man with the fez, probably conducting business by the Mosque
Amid the criss-cross of streets and endless crowds in Abbasiya Square, which was the site of recent deadly attacks on protesters, lie architectural gems that witnessed the rise and fall of a district and its societies
A long history of honouring martyrs has helped the Coptic Church survive despite persecution and tribulations
The persecution of Christians began in the time of Nero. To commemorate such years of persecution, the Coptic Church introduced the Anno Martyrum, or Year of the Martyrs calendar
The 70-year history of the San Francisco photography studio, located in the central Cairo district of Boulaq, contains many interesting pieces of Egyptian history
Ahram Online discovers the story of one of Cairo's most historic bookshops, and the renowned photographic collection behind it
Sufism - the inner, mystical dimension of Islam - under discussion at Cairo University on 26 March
Escaping King Herod, the Virgin Mary, Joseph and Jesus found safety and shelter in Egypt, a history that to this day makes Egyptians proud
Renowned visual artist Helmi El-Touni's latest exhibition depicts Egypt's ongoing transitional phase in vivid folk colours
The Annual exhibition of pottery and tapestry handicrafts of Garagos Artists is back in town
From the heart of Upper Egypt, authentic handcrafts are now on exhibition in Cairo
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