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Ministry of Culture mourns Bachir El-Sebaie

After a long journey of enriching the cultural scene in Egypt with his translations and chronicles, historian and translator Bachir El-Sebaie passed away on Sunday at the age of 75. The ministry of culture mourned on Monday the veteran historian, stating that he was one of the literature and translation pillars in the country. In …

Daily News Egypt

Figurative Encounters: Exhibition Haphazardly Crosses Space, Time

Born in 1911, Egyptian national artist Salah Taher has lived through many important periods of world history and modern Egyptian milestones. Among many impressive years of work and created collections, Taher is well known for his ‘tribal communities’ series, where the artist masterfully and romantically combined human figurative outlines with the layered and flowing fabric …

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Egypt’s last days of mandarin season

As winter bids farewell to Egypt, leaving the space to spring, the Egyptians let go of one of their most favourite winter fruits, which is mandarin. The orange-lookalike fruit is considered one of the closest fruits to Egyptians’ hearts which almost all people anticipate its arrival. Cultivated locally, mandarin is considered one of the top …

Daily News Egypt

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Cairo’s flower exhibition colours grey city

  With vibrant colours and fresh breeze full of perfumed scents, the Flower Exhibition kicked off a few days ago, invading the pungent smoky weather of Greater Cairo and declaring the start of spring. Inside one of Giza’s most mesmerizing gardens, Orman, the fascination of blossoms took over visitors’ souls taking them into a trip …

Daily News Egypt

Nadine Labaki to head Un Certain Regard Jury

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki has been appointed as the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury at the Cannes International Film Festival, in its 2019 edition. Nadine Labaki’s three feature films catapulted her to international fame, from the Cannes’ red carpet to the Oscars ceremony a few months ago. The director, actress and screenwriter’s career …

Daily News Egypt

Hazim Arafa, President of the Aswan City Authority, stated that 23 contracting companies will compete to establish 1880 new units in a new social housing project known as the “One million units” project. (AFP Photo)

Ancient port used for transferring bricks, rocks discovered in Aswan   

The Ministry of Antiquities announced on Tuesday the discovery of the main port in Aswan which was used to transfer giant rocks and bricks used in building temples across the Nile. The discovery was unearthed by an Egyptian mission working in Gebel El-Silsila’s archaeological area. The announcement came a day after the Minister of Antiquities, …

Daily News Egypt

Thousands of visitors line up to explore Tutankhamun’s life

Anticipation, thrill, life, and excitement took over the long lines of people waiting to get inside the Grande Halle de La Villette’s gates in France to explore the world of Egypt’s young pharaoh through his displayed belongings. Over 5,000 visitors lined during at the first two days of Tutankhamun’s exhibition which kicked off on Saturday …

Daily News Egypt