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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
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
On the 85th Birthday of the iconic Lebanese singer, Ahram Online celeberates the sound of hope and humanity
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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
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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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
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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
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
Focusing on community engagement and braiding the tangible with the intangible heritage was the main idea behind the initiative by Egyptologist Fatma Keshk
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On 21 March 1956, Egypt celebrated it's first National Mother’s day
Ahram Online remembers the opening of the Suez Canal on 17 November 1869
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'
Below the veranda of the Winter Palace in Luxor lies a treasure in black and white
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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
In the early 20th century, Egypt's women had a prominent place in publications, pioneering women's issues and rights in print
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'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
Rain over Nubia, launched in August 2019, was first performed as part of the American University in Cairo’s online concert series last month
The exhibition, held at Bayt Yakan, showcased women’s traditional attire across Egypt
At the premises of Fustat Traditional Crafts Centre, in the heart of old Cairo, the sound of pounding hammers on copper fills the air
In its 61 st edition, the exhibition is hosting some 370 artisans from across Egypt
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'We created the Heliopolis heritage tour in collaboration with the Classic Cruisers Initiative to tour zone A heritage sites in Heliopolis,' explained Shoukry Asmar,
Amira Elhamy attends this year’s Festival of Traditional Crafts, highlighting their importance as a core Egyptian industry
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
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