Culture

Egypt uncovers brewery that served pharaohs

An American-Egyptian mission recently uncovered an ancient brewery that paints a vivid picture of beer in ancient Egyptian life.

Muhammed Magdy | | Feb 24, 2021
al-monitor An undated image of the site of the brewery. Photo by Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Inside Alexandria's bunker-turned-art space

In the basement of an old building in Alexandria lies an art space that once served as a bomb shelter.

Hani Sameer | Art and entertainment | Feb 14, 2021
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Egypt agrees to help Iraq recover looted antiquities

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced its readiness to cooperate with Iraq in recovering its stolen and looted antiquities, especially from Turkey, where the looted Iraqi artifacts are displayed in museums.

George Mikhail | Archaeology | Feb 3, 2021
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800-year-old school in Gaza gets face-lift

The Gaza Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Gaza municipality and the Iwan Center for Cultural Heritage in Gaza launched an initiative with activists to restore an old school in the old city of Gaza City, with the aim to preserve the enclave’s heritage and raise awareness about the importance of culture among Palestinians.

Entsar Abu Jahal | | Jan 18, 2021
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Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem reminds world of European presence in Holy City

The Jerusalem branche of the Rome-based Pontifical Biblical Institute has a museum that displays a Pharaonic mummy and baby’s bones in a jar, among other archaeological finds.

Taghreed Ali | Jerusalem | Jan 11, 2021
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