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The programme was launched in 2009, by the Cultural Development Fund of Egypt and The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, as a centre for the study of traditional arts and the preservation of heritage.
The file, submitted by 14 Arab countries, including Egypt, was approved by the committee, internationally accrediting the date palm as a living pillar for the nations.
Mascots have always been used in sports competitions for promotion and marketing purposes and to cheer up the fans who come from all over the world to enjoy the sports. Mascots are also used for charity tours. Stemmed out from their cultures, African nations have been creative in choosing mascots for the sports events. In …
Celebrating rebirth of Nile heritage on Dahabeya
People spending their day fasting and their nights gathering is the main theme of Ramadan in Egypt, and finding the best place to hang out and have suhoor is always an ongoing struggle amongst people who want to combine fanciness with heritage at the same time. Conrad Cairo decided to combine Cairo’s significant tradition with …
There are six generations of audience for “Umm Kulthum returns” concerts, says El Sawy
The play takes the audience on a journey back in time to tell the story of a beggar whose wife was kidnapped and killed by an evil man
On Saturday morning, people woke up to heart-breaking pictures of the Al-Salam theatre after it was partially demolished. Though the theatre had been closed for a few years, people still considered it one of Alexandria’s most cherished landmarks.
Hundreds of major heritage sites have been destroyed or damaged during the Syrian conflict. Now detailed 3D mappings of the country’s famous monuments provide hope for their preservation.
Activists say the self-styled “Islamic State” has damaged another temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is being systematically razed following occupation by the Islamist militants
When the terrorist organisation “Islamic State” (IS) took over Syria’s ancient desert city of Palmyra in May, they were hoping to open a lucrative business. Many of the valuable artefacts in the city, they reckoned, would make their way into the international art market and become a sizeable source of income
The extremists have already destroyed famed archaeological sites in Iraq, and there were concerns they would demolish Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Roman-era city at the town’s edge, one of the region’s most spectacular archaeological sites
Zanaty Khalifa and Abo Zeid El Helaly are mere names for today’s generation, especially those who have never been to Upper Egypt. However, they remain two of the most prominent folkloric tales, as well as a huge part of Egypt’s cultural heritage.
Site which dates to Ottoman era, was destroyed in Saudi airstrike
An apartment block is set to be built on the 323 BCE site
An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival
GebRaa attempts to revive traditional Egyptian crafts at risk of extinction
The government is set to hold an international conference, commissioned by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, to revive Downtown Cairo as an important Middle Eastern heritage area after transferring street vendors to a new location. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb said in a press statement Wednesday that “the state recovered the Downtown area from street vendors” and …
Many monuments have suffered from illegal construction and robberies
This is the second time the villa has been under threat of demolition, after a partial attempt in 2009.
The group intends to gather 30,000 petition forms and will five a presser with their final numbers at the end of next week
During a recent press conference architects, archaeologists and activists called for attention to the dire situation of Egypt’s cultural heritage
An archaeological site in Minya was bombed by looters
A youth group launched a specialized radio station to help spread Nubian culture
Recent changes at the guesthouse caused the furniture to go missing
Egypt boasts a rich Coptic heritage, especially in Upper Egypt
UNESCO’s Irina Bokova issues a statement about the looting and destruction of significant cultural sites in Egypt
Architectural lectures explore the buildings and the people of the centre of the capital
Egypt’s poor management of its ancient monuments draws threat from the United Nations Scientific Economic Cultural Organisation