Art and entertainment

Egypt approves Pharaonic exhibition in 5 US, European cities

Despite the outbreak of the coronavirus around the world, Egypt is trying to revive the tourism sector by planning to take remarkable archaeological pieces on a tour around five prominent cities in Europe and the United States.

Nada Shaker | Art and entertainment | janv. 11, 2021
al-monitor A view of the golden sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun as it lies for restoration at the lab of the newly built Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, April 13, 2020. Photo by Khaeld Desouki/AFP via Getty Images.

Islamic scholars, activists call for ban on British film about prophet’s daughter

The film about Fatima al-Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, has already been banned in Pakistan.

Amr Mostafa | Art and entertainment | janv. 10, 2021
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Art perseveres in Istanbul despite coronavirus

The city’s traditional fall art season is underway as curators take new approaches to exhibit work safely and sustainably during the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusing government restrictions about what would be allowed to go ahead.

Ayla Jean Yackley | Art and entertainment | nov. 16, 2020
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Egypt holds its first Islamic exhibition in Saudi Arabia

Egypt is trying to attract Saudi tourists by holding an exhibition of Egyptian Islamic antiquities in Saudi Arabia, which includes 84 artifacts from the collections of Islamic art in Cairo.

George Mikhail | Art and entertainment | nov. 11, 2020
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Netflix airs its first Egyptian original series

The US streaming giant Netflix has started airing "Paranormal," the first original Egyptian Arabic-language series, as part of its efforts to boost its activity in the Middle East and draw a larger audience.

A correspondent in Egypt | Art and entertainment | nov. 10, 2020
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