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As Egyptians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, our traditions of hymnody captivate the heart and speak the secrets of love and the creator
In her book, Riham Arram publishes rare documents that tell what life was like during the khedival period
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
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
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
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
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Ahram Online launches a series of articles on Egyptian minds that deciphered the intangible heritage of ancient Egypt
In the early 20th century, Egypt's women had a prominent place in publications, pioneering women's issues and rights in print
In 1892, when the world was still debating women's rights, Egyptian women's voice was loud, clear, and quite popular it seems
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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
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The bridge is set to pass right in front of the Basilica church in Heliopolis, a Type A heritage site where building anything that blocks the view is prohibited
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
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Egypt’s warm winter remains an eternal bliss. And so, Ahram Online decided it is time to explore various winter destinations and take those long walks we have been meaning to take. Let’s follow the sun, shall we?
Much has changed in Luxor in the past decades, yet the city has preserved its authentic spirit
Suez, one of Egypt’s ancient port cities by the Red Sea, is known to be the closest point between the Red and Mediterranean seas
Quseir is at the end of the shortest and safest path connecting the Nile and the Red Sea, it has been a crucial trade route from the days of ancient Egypt to this day
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At the premises of the Cairo Opera House, the walls were adorned with marvellous architectural gems
Ahram Online remembers the opening of the Suez Canal on 17 November 1869
On 21 March 1956, Egypt celebrated it's first National Mother’s day
This edition of Cairo Photo Week (March 11-20) came with many happy surprises, one is the re-opening of Rawabet art space, and the other is bringing Gaza to the heart of Cairo
In 1933, Lotfia El-Nadi became the first woman in the Middle East to fly
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'Heliopolis was established in the desert, on a site near the ruins of the old Heliopolis city, 'the sun city' of ancient Egyptians, and thus came the name Heliopolis'
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Focusing on Al-Khalifa District in Sayeda Zeinab, Al-Hattaba district down by the citadel, and Al-Imam Al-Shafii district, Al-Ibrashy’s participatory conservation initiative puts all community stake holders in one proper sentence
As Egypt celebrates her women, Ahram Online shed the light on some successful models and the men behind them
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A born community leader and educator, Gamila Sabry remains an inspiring figure of women's empowerment in Egypt
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
In 2015, Egypt bid farewell to one of her dearest social activists and women's rights poineers, Aziza Hussein
A pioneer in Egypt's social development field, Marie Assaad has tackled contentious issues with a gentle but unyielding resolve
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Ahead of her singing the night away in Egypt this week, Ahram Online talked to Ghalia Benali about her tribute to Umm Kalthoum, her joint album in the footsteps of Rumi and her latest Film of My Egypt
Ahram Online looks into the intangible heritage that Egyptians hold dearly during the week that leads to the ancient Egyptian celebration
Established in 1966, the factory had preserved one of Egypt’s most authentic practice of intangible heritage
El-Hadra are famous for taking Sufi zikr from mosques to theatre stages
'The idea of sewing two different types of fabrics, especially on leather, is found in ancient Egypt as well in other countries or regions like India, South America, and even the Ottoman Empire'
Awad has a keen eye for details and an infatuation with the ancient Egyptian style of painting, managing to highlight the connection between the contemporary people of Luxor and their counterparts
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