Egypt

Dozens of Mummified Mice and Birds Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb

A tomb that was recently unearthed in Egypt holds a collection of about 50 mummified animals, including mice, falcons, cats and dogs. Inscriptions in the tomb indicate that it was built for a man named Tutu and his wife, Ta-Shirit-Iziz, about 2,000 years ago, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced on April 5 in a Facebook post. Authorities had located the tomb ...

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EGYPT’S MUBARAK: GOLAN COULD HAVE BEEN SYRIA’S IF IT RECOGNIZED ISRAEL

yria rejected an Israeli offer to return the Golan Heights in exchange for the normalization of relations and the opening of embassies in the two countries, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak told Egyptian media. “I contacted the Israelis to try to recover the Golan Heights, but they demanded the opening of an Israeli embassy in Damascus and a Syrian one ...

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SHECAN19: ‘GeoTravel’ Opens Doors to Egypt’s Rarely Accessed Sites

Egypt is a vast country with multi-faceted extant tourism: thousands of global visitors, and local tourists from all over the country flock to its corners in order to indulge in activities suiting specific interests. From adventure based tourism to history-focused tours, there are still numerous sites and attractions that are not easily accessed. This is where GeoTravel, the first company ...

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Fatah suspicious after Egypt releases Hamas members

Four Hamas members who were abducted en route to the Cairo airport more than three years ago arrived Feb. 28, unannounced, back at the Gaza Strip. Neither Hamas nor Egyptian authorities had mentioned anything about the matter ahead of time. For years, Egypt repeatedly denied any connection to the disappearance of the men, who were taken by unidentified gunmen in Sinai on Aug. 19, 2015. ...

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Germans are passionate with visiting Egypt’s tourist destinations: DRV head

CAIRO – 8 March 2019: During the second day of participating at ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin), Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat met with Norbert Fiebig, the president of the Deutscher Reise Verband (DRV), also known as German Travel Association. In a Thursday statement, Mashat said her meeting with Fiebig tackled several issues regarding Egypt and Germany’s relations on many ...

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UAE slams Brotherhood violence in Egypt

Cairo: Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is facing “existential challenge” after the Islamist group has plunged Egypt into violence, Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Friday. In late 2013, Egyptian authorities designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist group, blaming it for a series of deadly attacks in the country after the army’s ouster of president Mohammad Mursi, ...

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Ram-Headed Sphinx Abandoned by King Tut’s Grandfather Found in Egypt

Digging at the ancient quarry site of Gebel el-Silsila near Aswan, Egypt, archaeologists and workers unearthed the 11.5-foot-tall (3.5 meters) sphinx from a deep pit of quarry debris dumped there during the Roman era. The sphinx was sitting in an ancient carving workshop, where the team also found hundreds of stone fragments holding hieroglyphs and a carving of a coiled-up cobra that ...

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Egypt’s Transportation Minister Resigns Over Train Accident

Egypt’s Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli after the huge blaze that broke out at Cairo’s Railway Station in Ramsis. At least 25 people were killed and 40 others were injured when a blaze broke out in Cairo’s Ramses Railway Station early Wednesday, according to local media. The Ministry of Transportation reports that the train ...

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Egypt transport minister resigns after train crash kills 25

Inside the station, the train’s blackened engine could be seen tilted to one side next to a platform. Eyewitness Ibrahim Hussein said: “I saw a man pointing from the locomotive as it entered the platform, and screaming ‘There are no brakes, there are no brakes’ before he jumped out of the locomotive. And I don’t know what happened to him.” ...

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Egypt’s foreign minister lauds ‘economic progress’ as President Sisi readies for extended tenure

Egypt’s foreign minister praised economic reforms underway in the country, stressing that the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, remained the right man for the job amid continued threats to security and stability. “Of course the president has been effective in creating security and stability and economic progress, implementation of economic reform,” Sameh Shoukry told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Monday during ...

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