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Egypt reopens ancient King Djoser's southern tomb to tourists

  • The structure, known as the Southern Tomb, lies south of Cairo near the Third Dynasty pharoah's famous Step Pyramid, Egypt's earliest large-scale stone structure, which itself was closed for restoration until March 2020.
Visitors stand with umbrellas near the step pyramid of the third dynasty Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Djoser (27th century BC) at the Saqqara Necropolis south of Egypt's capital Cairo.(AFP)
Visitors stand with umbrellas near the step pyramid of the third dynasty Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Djoser (27th century BC) at the Saqqara Necropolis south of Egypt's capital Cairo.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 09:54 PM IST
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Egypt's ancient King Khufu's Boat is moved from Giza pyramids to a new home

The 4,600-year-old vessel, also known as the Solar Boat, was moved to the nearby Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), due to be inaugurated later this year.
King Khufu's solar boat is displayed at a museum on the northern side of Khufu's Great Pyramid, in Giza, Egypt.(Reuters)
King Khufu's solar boat is displayed at a museum on the northern side of Khufu's Great Pyramid, in Giza, Egypt.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 10:42 PM IST
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How the Ever Given that broke global trade crashed

The Ever Given is 400 meters from bow to stern and nearly 60 meters across. It was loaded with about 17,600 brightly colored containers.
A few miles into the transit, Ever Given began to veer alarmingly from port to starboard and back again.(AFP)
A few miles into the transit, Ever Given began to veer alarmingly from port to starboard and back again.(AFP)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 03:13 AM IST
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Covid-19: Vaccinated travellers will be able to enter Egypt without PCR test

Travellers entering Egypt must present QR-coded certificates claiming that they have received their full doses of one of the six Covid-19 vaccines approved by Egypt and the WHO at least two weeks before their arrival.
Covid-19: Vaccinated travellers will be able to enter Egypt without PCR test(Photo by Simon Berger on Unsplash)
Covid-19: Vaccinated travellers will be able to enter Egypt without PCR test(Photo by Simon Berger on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 04:11 PM IST
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No more coronavirus restrictions for Egypt from June 1, cabinet says

The government of Egypt will be lifting all the restrictions that had been imposed since May 6, in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus, on June 1.
Egypt lifts coronavirus restrictions from June 1(Unsplash)
Egypt lifts coronavirus restrictions from June 1(Unsplash)
Published on May 31, 2021 07:31 AM IST
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Israel, Egypt hold talks over a 'permanent ceasefire' in Gaza

  • He later called for efforts "to prevent strengthening extremist elements that threaten regional stability, and to ensure the return home of the missing persons and prisoners held by Hamas."
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (2nd-L) and his accompanying delegation at Tahrir Palace in the centre of the capital Cairo. (AFP)
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (2nd-L) and his accompanying delegation at Tahrir Palace in the centre of the capital Cairo. (AFP)
Published on May 30, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums

  • Egypt is betting that the new ancient discoveries and troves of ancient artifacts from its archaeological sites and museums will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market by making international tourists come back in force and inject cash into the tourism industry
Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)
Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)
Updated on May 30, 2021 12:34 PM IST
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Egypt court adjourns Suez ship case for more compensation talks

The court in Ismailia town postponed the hearing to June 20 after requests from lawyers representing the Suez Canal Authority and the owner of the 400-meter-long Ever Given.
“Negotiations are on and there’s flexibility from both sides,” said Ahmed Abu Shanab, the ship owner’s lawyer.(AP)
“Negotiations are on and there’s flexibility from both sides,” said Ahmed Abu Shanab, the ship owner’s lawyer.(AP)
Published on May 29, 2021 06:47 PM IST
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Egyptologists uncover rare tombs from before the Pharaohs

They also found tombs nearby from the later Hyksos period, when Western Asian migrants took over the country, putting an end to Egypt's Middle Kingdom.
A view shows the archaeological site of 110 tombs at the Nile Delta.(via Reuters)
A view shows the archaeological site of 110 tombs at the Nile Delta.(via Reuters)
Published on Apr 28, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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Passenger train derails in Egypt, 100 injured

  • At least eight train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia province, just north of Cairo, the provincial governor's office said in a statement. Videos on social media purportedly showed wagons overturned and passengers escaping to safety along the railway.
People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia province, north of Cairo, Egypt.(Reuters)
People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia province, north of Cairo, Egypt.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 18, 2021 09:39 PM IST
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Passenger train derails in Egypt, nearly 100 people injured

Four train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia province, just north of Egypt's Cairo, the railway authority.
Medics carry an injured man at the site where a passenger train derailed injuring at least 100 people, in Banha, Qalyubia province, Egypt, Sunday(AP Photo )
Medics carry an injured man at the site where a passenger train derailed injuring at least 100 people, in Banha, Qalyubia province, Egypt, Sunday(AP Photo )
Published on Apr 18, 2021 09:20 PM IST
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Egypt seizes Suez ship ‘Ever Given’ pending $900 million compensation

Egypt seized a giant container vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month as talks continued over the more than $900 million in compensation sought by authorities.
The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is seen in Egypt's Great Bitter Lake.(AP / File)
The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is seen in Egypt's Great Bitter Lake.(AP / File)
Published on Apr 14, 2021 03:14 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Egyptian court jails student in case that led to sex crimes debate

Ahmed Bassam Zaki was referred to trial by public prosecutors on charges of the indecent assault and blackmail of at least three women, all under 18 at the time.
Zaki was sentenced to three years in jail by another court in December for harassing two girls online.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)
Zaki was sentenced to three years in jail by another court in December for harassing two girls online.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 10:16 PM IST
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Reuters | , Cairo

Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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Egyptologists uncover 'lost golden city' buried under the sands

  • Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the "lost golden city", saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings.
The remains of a 3000 year old city, dubbed The Rise of Aten, dating to the reign of Amenhotep III, uncovered by the Egyptian mission near Luxor.(AFP)
The remains of a 3000 year old city, dubbed The Rise of Aten, dating to the reign of Amenhotep III, uncovered by the Egyptian mission near Luxor.(AFP)
Published on Apr 09, 2021 01:16 PM IST
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Egypt's 1st female ship captain says she 'was blamed for blocking Suez Canal'

Marwa Elselehdar was on duty hundreds of miles away in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria when the Suez Canal was blocked by container ship Ever Given.
Marwa Elselehdar is Egypt's first female ship captain.(Facebook)
Marwa Elselehdar is Egypt's first female ship captain.(Facebook)
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 07:23 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo on way to new museum

  • The convoy transported 18 kings and four queens, mostly from the New Kingdom, from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo's Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, about 5km (3 miles) to the south-east.
Artists perform during a transfer of Royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, in Cairo, Egypt.(Reuters)
Artists perform during a transfer of Royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, in Cairo, Egypt.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 05:57 AM IST
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Nile roads shut down for majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum

  • 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
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)
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 05:26 PM IST
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Suez Canal unclogged but Egypt may sue for damages. Here's what we know so far

Egypt's Suez Canal, the crucial maritime trade route which remained blocked by the 'Ever Given' vessel for more than a week, has been easing up gradually over the past couple of days, with the massive pile-up of queued vessels on both sides of the channel making their way through.
A container ship sails at the Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt March 31, 2021. (Suez Canal Authority/Handout via REUTERS)
A container ship sails at the Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt March 31, 2021. (Suez Canal Authority/Handout via REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 04:16 PM IST
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Traffic jam eases further in Suez Canal after ship unblocked, says report

On Monday, salvage teams freed the skyscraper-sized container ship, ending a crisis that had clogged one of the world’s most vital waterways and halted billions of dollars a day in maritime commerce.
A cargo ship sails through the town of Suez, Egypt, on March 30, 2021. (AP)
A cargo ship sails through the town of Suez, Egypt, on March 30, 2021. (AP)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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Egypt had 5,00,000 tourists in January-March 2021, earned over USD 600 million

Egypt has seen an increase in tourism. In the first three months of 2021, Egypt has already welcomed 5,00,000 tourists and earned tourism revenue somewhere between USD 600 million to USD 800 million.
Egypt received 500,000 tourists in January-March 2021(Unsplash)
Egypt received 500,000 tourists in January-March 2021(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 07:28 AM IST
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Ever Given: Ship freed at last, probe begins into Suez drama

At just after 3 pm local time on Monday, the Ever Given was dislodged from a sand bank in the Suez Canal by tugboats pushing and pulling to rock it loose.
Ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it was fully floated in Suez Canal, Egypt.(Reuters)
Ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it was fully floated in Suez Canal, Egypt.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 03:02 AM IST
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Stuck ship brings Suez Canal village into limelight

  • Amer resident Fatima was feeding poultry on the roof of her three-story home when she saw the massive ship sitting motionless in the canal.
People watch Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that has been stuck sideways and blocked traffic in Egypt's Suez Canal, move past after it was set free by salvage teams, Monday, March 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Mohamed Elshahed)(AP)
People watch Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that has been stuck sideways and blocked traffic in Egypt's Suez Canal, move past after it was set free by salvage teams, Monday, March 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Mohamed Elshahed)(AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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Egypt orders 8 arrests over last week's fatal train crash: Report

"The prosecutor general ordered that the two drivers... their two assistants, the guard of a traffic control tower, the head of traffic control in Assiut and two other guards ... be remanded in custody," a statement from the prosecutor said.
Most of those injured in Friday's crash, that occurred in the Tahta district of the southern Sohag province, suffered fractures.(AFP Photo)
Most of those injured in Friday's crash, that occurred in the Tahta district of the southern Sohag province, suffered fractures.(AFP Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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MV Ever Given still stuck in Suez Canal, new tug to join efforts to float vessel

Over 300 ships and billions of dollars worth of cargo is currently stalled at either entrances to the Suez Canal.
A general view of the ships waiting south of the Suez Canal due to the grounded Ever Given container ship, which is seen at far left stuck in the canal near Port Tawfiq. (VIA REUTERS)
A general view of the ships waiting south of the Suez Canal due to the grounded Ever Given container ship, which is seen at far left stuck in the canal near Port Tawfiq. (VIA REUTERS)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tugs, dredgers still struggle to free container ship blocking Suez Canal

Dredgers working to dislodge the stranded vessel have so far shifted 27,000 cubic metres of sand, to a depth of 18 metres (19.7 yards), and efforts would continue around the clock according to wind conditions and tides, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered preparations for the possible removal of some of the ship's 18,300 containers, SCA Chairman Osama Rabie said.(AFP)
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered preparations for the possible removal of some of the ship's 18,300 containers, SCA Chairman Osama Rabie said.(AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 11:28 PM IST
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Suez Canal: What is ‘third scenario’ Egypt president has ordered to prepare for

  • The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority had earlier expressed hope that dredging could free the ship without removing its cargo.
This satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, on March 28, 2021.(AP)
This satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, on March 28, 2021.(AP)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'We've made friends with it already': Villagers on ship blocking Suez Canal

  • Since the the Ever Given grounding last week brought one of the world’s busiest trade routes to a halt, residents have had rare front-row seats to an event whose outcome is key to the global economy.
As dredgers, tug boats and teams of engineers race to dislodge the ship, the inhabitants of the agricultural hinterlands north of Suez city are basking in the novelty. REUTERS (VIA REUTERS)
As dredgers, tug boats and teams of engineers race to dislodge the ship, the inhabitants of the agricultural hinterlands north of Suez city are basking in the novelty. REUTERS (VIA REUTERS)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 02:53 PM IST
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'Tiny' excavator freeing huge ship stuck in Suez Canal prompts meme fest

No one was hurt, and the environment is so far undamaged. The lack of stakes surrounding the Ever Given's grounding in Suez Canal has made it a prime target for jokes.
People have taken to Twitter to share hilarious memes and jokes.(Twitter/@redpenblackpen)
People have taken to Twitter to share hilarious memes and jokes.(Twitter/@redpenblackpen)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 02:57 PM IST
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