Amid an open air site, decorated with greenery, lie several layers of Egyptian civilization guarded by two giant baboons: welcome to Hermopolis, 'the joyous city'
In the fourth of a book series titled From the Memory of Land and River, we fall under the spell of Syria and Lebanon, the land of cupid, poetry and jasmine
Priest Dawood Makram, in his study of Coptic moulids, provides a rich analysis of one of the primary forms of folk culture and belief
In the third of a series of books titled From the Memory of Land and River, we wander in the land of wonder: India and Pakistan
Ahram Online looks back at the long history of Cairo’s historic cemeteries, which each hold up mirrors to the rich heritage of Egypt
The office of Al-Ahram's founders, the Tekla brothers, has been recreated at the newspaper's headquarters in Cairo
Imam Al-Shafii (767-820 AD) was the founder of the eponymous Shafii school of Islamic jurisprudence, one of the four dominant schools in Sunni Islam
Ibrahim ibn Adham ibn Mansour ibn Gaber Al-Agli, born in Balakh, Afghanistan and known as Al-Tamimi, was one of the pillars ...
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.
Focusing on community engagement and braiding the tangible with the intangible heritage was the main idea behind the initiative by Egyptologist Fatma Keshk
Mahmoud Reda, a pioneer of Egyptian folk dance, passed away on 10 July 2020 at the age of 89. Ahram Online here republishes an interview with him from December 2010
Summer is here and so is COVID-19, but that does not mean we cannot marvel at the beauty of Cairo
Sham El-Nessim has been celebrated by Egyptians since ancient times, regardless of religious background or social status. Ahram Online republishes this short history of the holiday
Dina Ezzat and photographer Sherif Sonbol explore 1,000 years of Al-Qahira's Islamic history
Mogawra NGO's latest monthly walk follows an inspiring route through the heart of Cairo, taking in Qalaa Square, Bab Al-Azab, numerous historic mosques and a museum to Egyptian architecture
Egypt's culture minister handed out certificates to winners and launched the official opening of the virtual exhibition of the competition
Today marks 65 years since the eruption of 1952 Revolution. Ahram Online reviews the chronicles of the revolution through ...
Last night at El-Hanager Theatre, the National Organisation for Urban Harmony, which under the umbrella of Egypt’s ...
"Her name is Sarah," explained Magi El-Khodary in reference to her family's 1949 Buick Roadmaster, bought in 2004
A new city walk through Cairo's Gamaliya district takes culture enthusiasts to the Samaakhana, where followers of Rumi's Sufi sect once performed their hypnotic dances
As Egypt celebrates 150 years of Khedival Cairo, Ahram Online joins an antiquities ministry tour of downtown's historical treasures
As the annual Thoth’s festival Egypt’s Wisdom Heritage is about to take place on 28th of October, Ahram Online talked to the woman behind the idea
Shafei is an icon in the art world, but long before she dedicated her full time to curating art exhibitions and collections, she worked on introducing art, foreign languages and literacy to the public
Last Wednesday, at the Cairo Library, the women of Ancient Egypt filled the halls and corridors: those who reigned, those who worked, and those among the first professionals in diverse fields
In the first episode in a Ramadan series on Inspiring Women of Egypt and the Arab World, Ahram Online attended a unique exhibition reviewing 21 important women
While Egypt yet strives for women's right to proper education, let alone higher education, Ahram Online celebrates the woman behind the founding of Cairo University
A pioneer in Egypt's social development field, Marie Assaad has tackled contentious issues with a gentle but unyielding resolve
Being Egypt’s first independent theatre troupe that took to the stage over 30 years ago, the audience were delighted to learn that the door of Al-Warsha is wide open, once again, every Thursday
This month, the Sufi troupe Al-Hadra celebrated five years since they first took the stage, and Ahram Online traces their journey as conveyed in their slogan 'from mosques to theatres'
Being one if not the first Egyptian independent theatre troupe, Al-Warsha succeeded for over 30 years in reviving, safeguarding and passing on folk arts
"This is the summary of my journey: the Aragouz who became a diplomat!" he laughs, explaining how ...
Though she sang the night away at Cairo Opera House on Saturday, renowned Tunisian singerGhalia Benali's work is not ...
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El-Warsha opened its summer season with the eight-night consecutive performance of operetta Qeyama Qayma (Doomsday) this ...