Tarek Osman

Modern Egypt — (XVI) The voice of Egypt

The iconic singer Umm Kolthoum was the best-known Egyptian cultural figure across the Arab world in the middle decades of the last century, writes Tarek Osman in his series of articles on modern Egyptian culture

Khaled Okasha

Israel’s strategic assessment

A new report from think tank the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies identifies external and internal threats to Israel’s security, writes Khaled Okasha

Abdel-Moneim Said


Abdel-Moneim Said takes an international perspective

Unveiling the nature of the materials used in mummification

A team of researchers from Ludwig Maximilian University and the University of Tübingen in Germany, in cooperation with the National Research Center in Cairo, succeeded in solving some of the secrets of the ancient Egyptian mummification and the materials used in its process.


Renowned French author and journalist Roland Lombardi visits Giza Plateau.

Renowned French author and journalist Roland Lombardi visits the Giza Plateau.


In Photos: Egyptian mission discovers Old Kingdom tombs, 12 statues in Saqqara

An Egyptian archaeological mission unearthed a group of rich fifth and sixth dynasty tombs from the Old Kingdom in the Saqqara necropolis. Signs indicate the site, Gisr Al-Mudir, comprised a large ancient Egyptian cemetery.


In Photos: CT scans reveal secrets of a golden mummy stored in the Egyptian Museum for over a century

Computed tomography (CT) scans and 3D printing have revealed the secrets of the 2,300-year-old “Mummy of the Golden Boy,” enabling it to be displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir for the first time in more than a century.


INTERVIEW: Fayrouz Karawya decrypts trends of 19th, 20th century Egyptian songs

Fayrouz Karawya spoke to Ahram Online, talking about her first critical narrative book, Kol Dah Kan Leih? (“What Was All That For?”), reveals a spiral way of reading the musical history of the late 19th and 20th century Egypt.


VIDEO: Sayeda Nafisa, the story of the throne of truth and secrets

Egypt celebrated the Moulid of Sayeda Nafisa on 28 December in El-Khalifa district, Cairo.


'A Garden for the Immortals:' Latest idea to move Cairo's historic cemeteries faces pushback

For the past few weeks, Cairo's historic cemeteries have been in the limelight after an idea was floated in local media to rebury iconic Egyptian figures in a new site to be called “A Garden for the Immortals” has received pushback from affected communities.


VIDEO: Sayeda Sakina's Moulid celebrated in Historic Cairo

Sayeda Sakina's Moulid celebration was held on 21 December in her mausoleum at Al-Khalifa district in the heart of historic Cairo.


Egypt and Germany celebrate 15th anniversary of establishing the JCEE

Egypt and Germany celebrate today the establishment in 2008 of the German-Egyptian Committee for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (JCEE).


Three years on, WHO says Covid still global emergency

Three years to the day after the World Health Organization sounded the highest level of global alert over Covid-19, it said on Monday the pandemic remains an international emergency.


Al-Ahram Weekly and Ahram Online journalist receives Cairo Climate Talks journalism award

German Ambassador to Egypt Frank Hartmann honoured on Sunday the winners of the Cairo Climate Talks (CCT) competition for outstanding environmental journalism, including Al-Ahram Weekly and Ahram Online journalist Ahmed Kotb.


China's Sichuan province to scrap three-child limit as birth rates drop

Southwest China's Sichuan province will lift its three-child birth limit and remove restrictions on single parents as the world's most populous nation faces a looming demographic crisis.

His name is Mohamed Salaheddin Ahmed, but he is known as Salah Jahine. In the minds of the people, he is associated with many things, but most prominently the Quartets.

Afandina (Our Sire) by Mohsen Al-Ghamry, Arwaqa Institution for Studies, Translation and Publishing, Cairo 2021, pp. 368.

To mark 130 years since it first came out in 1892, the Dar Al-Helal monthly magazine put out a special issue reprinting articles and pictures that have appeared on its pages for over a century, charting the great debates that have shaped the country’s intellectual history.

Al-Antiquekhana (The Egyptian Museum) by Nasser Iraq, Dar El-Shorouk Publishing, Cairo 2022. pp.255