Heritage - Heritage special

Cairo: Of People and Stones - The untold history of the Conquering City

On Sunday night, at the ancient premises of Prince Taz palace, tens of people flocked to attend the second of a series of lectures titled: Cairo: Of People and Stones.

National Organisation of Urban Harmony explores history of Garden City in new book

In its latest publication in the book series titled Memory of The City, the National Organisation of Urban Harmony (NOUH) has released the second book titled Garden City: The City of Gardens... Literal and Figurative.

Republished: The Nile Flood Festival

Every year Egypt paid tribute to the Nile (Wafaa Al Nil); adopting the same gesture of gratitude, Ahram Online reviews what, why, and how such a celebration was conducted using archived Ahram newspapers

7th annual Thoth festival to be held on 24-30 October

This year, the festival will take place in New Hermopolis, which is a village of creativity, as the festival's founder describes it

Egypt: Museums to remember

The Museum of Civilization and the Grand Egyptian Museum are valuable additions, but what happens to the old institutions as we enthusiastically herald in the new?

Gardens of memory: On the heritage of flora in Egypt

This year, trees have been brought down and much green space was lost, however, Egypt remains in possession of a great history of plants — reminders that our identity is one of green, water, and beauty

A trail of intangible heritage in Gohar’s Description of Alexandria

Founder of 'Description of Alexandria' (2013), is where the young Alexandrian artist beholds documentation of the cultural and architectural heritage of Alexandria

Invoking Love in search of God: The heritage of Egyptian inshad

As Egyptians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, our traditions of hymnody captivate the heart and speak the secrets of love and the creator

The legacy of khedival correspondence

In her book, Riham Arram publishes rare documents that tell what life was like during the khedival period

Egyptians reclaim Ramadan traditions amid softer COVID-19 restrictions

After missing the joy of Ramadan last year due to restrictions imposed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Egyptians have a target this year to reclaim the brilliance of the holy month

Heliopolis celebrates 116 years of beauty and grace

'We created the Heliopolis heritage tour in collaboration with the Classic Cruisers Initiative to tour zone A heritage sites in Heliopolis,' explained Shoukry Asmar

Our cities 2021: Egypt's story

Across the country, instances of urban heritage plunder are being reported at alarming rates. A myriad of complex factors seem to conspire to bring down what is left of our cities as we know them

L’Atellier Alexandrie: On the importance and fragility of historical landmarks in Egypt today

The intertwined histories of an antiquities-registered palace and an artistic community with roots that go as far back as 1936 are the source of heated debate

Amin Haddad: Do What You Will

In 2011, Haddad was awarded the international Cavafy Award for poetry, and in 2017 he was awarded the Best Vernacular Poet Award by the Cairo International Book Fair

It Is You: Egyptian writer Rasha Zidan releases final novel in Roh trilogy

In her latest and final book of the Roh (Soul) trilogy, delving in the world of Sufism in the modern world, Rasha Zidan highlights the eternal wisdom of letting go

Beirut and Fairouz: A path of gold and loss

On the 85th Birthday of the iconic Lebanese singer, Ahram Online celeberates the sound of hope and humanity

He Went to the Moulid and Got No Candy Chickpeas: The Spiritual Realism of Egyptian Proverbs

A few weeks ago, Egypt’s latest publication on Egyptian proverbs saw the light. Al-Ahram online skimmed through the book based on a 25 years old study

Hermopolis and Tuna Al-Gabal

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'

Gamila, the land of cupid, poetry and jasmine

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

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