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A new archaeological discovery is seen in Luxor, Egypt.(via REUTERS)

Archaeologists unearth over 3000-year-old ancient city near Egypt’s Luxor

Reuters | , Cairo
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 05:33 PM IST
The city was during the opulent reign of Amenhotep III, one of Egypt's most powerful pharaohs.
Nile roads shut down for majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)
Nile roads shut down for majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)

Nile roads shut down for majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 05:26 PM IST
  • Cairo authorities are shutting down roads along the Nile for a grand parade that will convey 22 Egyptian mummies of pharaohs to a new museum home which is expected to drum up interest in Egypt's rich collections of antiquities amid stalled tourism during Covid-19
An ancient coffin is on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis filled with burial shafts, coffins and mummies dating back to the New Kingdom 3000 BC, Monday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt. (AP)
An ancient coffin is on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis filled with burial shafts, coffins and mummies dating back to the New Kingdom 3000 BC, Monday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

Egypt: Ancient funerary temple unveiled in the south of Cairo

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass told reporters at the Saqqara necropolis that archaeologists unearthed the temple of Queen Neit, wife of King Teti, the first king of the Sixth Dynasty that ruled Egypt from 2323 B.C. till 2150 B.C.
At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)
At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)

At least 7 killed in fire at Egyptian hospital treating Covid-19 patients: Reports

Cairo | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:02 PM IST
The fire broke out at about 9 a.m. at Misr Al Amal Hospital in El Obour, some 30 km (19 miles) northeast of central Cairo, and according to initial investigations was caused by an electrical fault, security and medical sources said.
Mahmoud El Komy, a 26-year-old Egyptian mechatronics engineer, stands beside Cira 3, a remote-controlled robot that runs tests on suspected coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, to limit the human exposure to the virus, amid a second wave of infections in Tanta, Egypt.(REUTERS)
Mahmoud El Komy, a 26-year-old Egyptian mechatronics engineer, stands beside Cira 3, a remote-controlled robot that runs tests on suspected coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, to limit the human exposure to the virus, amid a second wave of infections in Tanta, Egypt.(REUTERS)

Egyptian inventor Mahmoud el-Komy’s Cira-03 undergoes trials for performing Covid-19 tests

Tanta, Egypt | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:11 AM IST
His creation, which has a human-like face and head and robotic arms, can take blood tests, perform echocardiograms and X-rays, and display the results to patients on a screen attached to its chest.
Genedy experimented with materials such as leaves and money before settling on a substance he says is versatile and cheap - salt.(Reuters)
Genedy experimented with materials such as leaves and money before settling on a substance he says is versatile and cheap - salt.(Reuters)

Egyptian artist crafts pictures with salt

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Cairo Egyptian artist Hany Genedy focuses as he carefully pours white salt onto a black surface to create an image of actor Al Pacino.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said initial studies show that the decorated coffins were made for priests, top officials and elites from the Pharaonic Late Period (664-525 B.C.).(AP)
Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said initial studies show that the decorated coffins were made for priests, top officials and elites from the Pharaonic Late Period (664-525 B.C.).(AP)

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Cairo | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Khalid el-Anany said at least 59 sealed sarcophagi, with mummies inside most of them, were found that had been buried in three wells more than 2,600 years ago.
Egyptian officials say they are making every effort to reassure tourists about their safety and encourage them to visit.(Unsplash)
Egyptian officials say they are making every effort to reassure tourists about their safety and encourage them to visit.(Unsplash)

With tourists slow to return, Egypt’s resorts and ancient sites face tough winter

Cairo | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Even as international flights and tourist spots open up and Egypt’s coronavirus cases remain in check, officials, hotel owners and tour guides concede that the key winter season starting in October is going to be tough.
Basma Mostafa, a 30-year-old journalist who founded an initiative that sends freshly home cooked meals to quarantined coronavirus patients, right, and Fatma Youssef, a volunteer, left, package food into boxes, at an apartment, in Cairo, Egypt.(AP)
Basma Mostafa, a 30-year-old journalist who founded an initiative that sends freshly home cooked meals to quarantined coronavirus patients, right, and Fatma Youssef, a volunteer, left, package food into boxes, at an apartment, in Cairo, Egypt.(AP)

In Egypt, volunteers make meals with love for coronavirus patients

Florida | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 05:46 PM IST
The effort took off in early June after Basma Mostafa, a 30-year-old journalist, wrote on Facebook that she was thinking of cooking nutritious meals for patients.
A healthcare worker wearing protective gear waits to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker wearing protective gear waits to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)

Back from Cairo, engineer deconstructs stigma in isolation

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The visitors to Cairo usually pick up a cartouche, an ornate nameplate embellished with hieroglyph insignia as a souvenir, but Edgar Julian Remedios drew a short straw.
This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive.(Nabil Bahgat/UNESCO)
This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive.(Nabil Bahgat/UNESCO)

This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The squeaky-voiced puppet, with a wooden head, red conical hat, thin painted moustache and a bright red cloth cloak, was recognised by UNESCO in 2018 as part of the planet’s intangible cultural heritage.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane smiles after scoring the opening goal.(AP)
Liverpool's Sadio Mane smiles after scoring the opening goal.(AP)

Sadio Mane set to be crowned king of Africa as troubles rumble on

Johannesburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The January 7 ceremony will set in motion a year sure to be full of drama on and off the field with 2022 World Cup and 2021 Cup of Nations qualifiers in the mix.
Social factors, such as age at marriage, age at first birth, education of girls for maternal and infant well-being, and promoting a basket of contraceptive choices find prominence in the policy(Shutterstock)
Social factors, such as age at marriage, age at first birth, education of girls for maternal and infant well-being, and promoting a basket of contraceptive choices find prominence in the policy(Shutterstock)

ICPD @ 25: India must prioritise reproductive rights

By Poonam Muttreja
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 02:06 PM IST
ICPD would be a tough act to follow but when we reconvene at ICPD+25, I hope it will give us renewed fervour, energy and thought leadership to work towards the unfinished agenda
Family planning is not an end in itself, but a means to creating healthier families(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Family planning is not an end in itself, but a means to creating healthier families(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The importance of family planning in creating healthier families

By Sunil Mehra
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Implementing the family planning programme should not be seen only in terms of contraception but through methods of achieving the larger goals of maternal and child health
Karan Shah with his pet dog Angel
Karan Shah with his pet dog Angel

These four-legged friends have pawsome jobs

Mumbai | By Yoshita Rao
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Our canine companions are now equipped to be rolling in the nine-to-five hustle and much more
Just three weeks before the raid, Egypt and China signed a security memorandum focusing on “combatting terrorism”.(AP File Photo)
Just three weeks before the raid, Egypt and China signed a security memorandum focusing on “combatting terrorism”.(AP File Photo)

Egypt is helping China, one of its biggest investors, detain Uighurs

Cairo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 08:13 PM IST
Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, like most swept up in the three-day crackdown in the first week of July 2017, was an Islamic theology student at Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s most prestigious educational institution.
Egypt displays restoration of Tutankhamun gilded coffin, since it was first discovered in 1922.(Grand Egyptian Museum/Instagram)
Egypt displays restoration of Tutankhamun gilded coffin, since it was first discovered in 1922.(Grand Egyptian Museum/Instagram)

Egypt displays restoration of Tutankhamun gilded coffin, since it was first discovered in 1922

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:32 PM IST
The restoration process began in mid-July after the three-tiered coffin was transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo from the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, southern Egypt.
Senegal's forward Sadio Mane attends a training session in Cairo on eve of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final against Algeria.(AFP)
Senegal's forward Sadio Mane attends a training session in Cairo on eve of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final against Algeria.(AFP)

Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
A Youcef Belaili goal gave Algeria a 1-0 win when the countries met in the group stage, but this time there is no second chance with Cup of Nations immortality awaiting the victor.
Tourists look at artefacts inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.(REUTERS)
Tourists look at artefacts inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.(REUTERS)

Cairo’s ‘mother of Egyptian museums’ set for revamp

Reuters | By Reuters, Cairo
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Located in the heart of Cairo on Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum has long been the foremost home for the country’s bounteous collection of antiquities.
The Mahindra Scorpio’s tall seating position gives a commanding view of the road
The Mahindra Scorpio’s tall seating position gives a commanding view of the road

Sunday drive: Scorpio(n) king in mummy land!

Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 08:38 PM IST
For the first time ever, an Indian made car was shot with the Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza as a backdrop; the hefty $2,000 fee was entirely worth it
Galata is a lively neighbourhood with the 14th-century Galata Tower, bars, family-run restaurants and small shops(Karishma Upadhyay)
Galata is a lively neighbourhood with the 14th-century Galata Tower, bars, family-run restaurants and small shops(Karishma Upadhyay)

Travel: Sifting through Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Upadhyay
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 01:16 PM IST
A walk down the lesser-known back lanes unfolds the city that finds favour in the writings of the bestselling author.
Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies in Egypt. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies in Egypt. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies in Egypt

Cairo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 04:52 PM IST
The Antiquities Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the tomb is from the Greco-Roman period, which began with Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.
The tomb’s north wall indicates that its design was inspired by the architectural blueprint of the dynasty’s royal pyramids.(AFP)
The tomb’s north wall indicates that its design was inspired by the architectural blueprint of the dynasty’s royal pyramids.(AFP)

Egypt unveils colourful Fifth Dynasty tomb

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 02:20 PM IST
The tomb, near Saqqara, a vast necropolis south of Cairo, belongs to a senior official named Khuwy who is believed to have been a nobleman during the Fifth Dynasty, which ruled over Egypt about 4300 years ago.
Fuel prices have increased steadily over the past three years. LPG and fuel oil used for electricity generation and bakeries are not included in the commitment to reaching full cost recovery through subsidy cuts, the letter said.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Fuel prices have increased steadily over the past three years. LPG and fuel oil used for electricity generation and bakeries are not included in the commitment to reaching full cost recovery through subsidy cuts, the letter said.(Reuters/ Representative Image)

Egypt to slash fuel subsidies as it nears end of IMF programme

CAIRO | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 10:55 AM IST
The letter from Egypt’s finance minister and central bank governor was included in an IMF staff report dated Jan. 28 and published following the disbursement in February of the fifth out of six tranches of the loan.
A member of security forces gestures as rescue workers and people gather at the scene after a fire caused deaths and injuries at the main train station in Cairo, Egypt, on February 27.(REUTERS)
A member of security forces gestures as rescue workers and people gather at the scene after a fire caused deaths and injuries at the main train station in Cairo, Egypt, on February 27.(REUTERS)

Twenty killed, 40 wounded in train station fire in Egypt’s Cairo: Report

Cairo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 03:57 PM IST
A witness said there had been an explosion when a train rammed into a barrier at Ramses station in central Cairo.
Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt at the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)
Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt at the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)

African Nations Cup pushed back a week for Ramadan

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 11:51 PM IST
According to media reports, a request was made for the move by a number of mainly Muslim North African nations, including Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, who have all already sealed qualification
The tomb of the Priest royal Purification during the reign of King Nefer Ir-Ka-Re, named "Wahtye", at the site of the step pyramid of Saqqara, in Giza, Egypt on December 15.(AP Photo)
The tomb of the Priest royal Purification during the reign of King Nefer Ir-Ka-Re, named "Wahtye", at the site of the step pyramid of Saqqara, in Giza, Egypt on December 15.(AP Photo)

4,400-year-old tomb of high official priest discovered in Egypt

Cairo | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 07:00 PM IST
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said the “exceptionally well-preserved” tomb contains scores of statues of different sizes and colors.
The Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt. Image for representation.(AP file photo)
The Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt. Image for representation.(AP file photo)

Couple poses nude after scaling restricted pyramid, pic goes viral

Cairo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 01:03 PM IST
Egyptian authorities were probing a Danish couple after a video and a photo surfaced showing them climbing to the summit of the Great Khufu Pyramid of Giza and posing naked.
Egyptian actress Rania Youssef attends 40th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 29, 2018.(AFP file photo)
Egyptian actress Rania Youssef attends 40th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 29, 2018.(AFP file photo)

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef to be tried for wearing revealing dress

Cairo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 09:42 PM IST
Rania Youssef’s trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 12, follows a complaint to the chief prosecutor by a group of lawyers against the young actress
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