Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westernis...

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Cairo displays previously unseen King Tut treasures

Ancient artefacts on display at Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun's tomb have been put on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo following analysis by a team...
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King Tut relics move to Grand Egyptian Museum

Artefacts begin transfer to new facility near Giza Pyramids. A gilded funerary bed and chariot from Tutankhamun’s tomb have been transferred from the existing Egyptian Museum in Cairo to the new Gr...
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Cairo International Women’s Film Festival marks ten years

Annual festival spotlights films from Switzerland and Denmark. The Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, which screens international and local films on important social, cultural and political...
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Cairo reopens Museum of Islamic Art

Islamic art museum reopened three years after car bombing. The Museum of Islamic Art in central Cairo jas been reopened, three years after the 19th-century Egyptian institution was damaged extensiv...
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Grand Egyptian Museum to open in May 2018

State-of-the-art Cairo museum nears completion. The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) near the Giza pyramids in southwest Cairo is scheduled to open in May 2018, according to the project's management com...
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Cairo International Film Festival dedicated to Abdel-Aziz

Annual film festival to screen over 200 movies. The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which opens on 15 November, is dedicated to the recently deceased Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz....
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Return of Cairo Jazz Festival

Eighth edition of Cairo Jazz Festival to feature international musicians. The eighth edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival (CJF) will take place from 20-22 October at the Greek Campus in downtown Cair...
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Cairo Museum of Islamic Art partners with the Louvre

Louvre to show antiquities from damaged Islamic art museum in Cairo. The Louvre in Paris has entered into a partnership agreement with the Museum of Islamic Art after the 19th-century Egyptian inst...
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Egypt moves 800 artefacts to Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum to open partially in 2018. A total of 778 ancient artefacts will be moved from Luxor in southern Egypt to the long-planned Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which is currently unde...
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Cairo mural covers 50 buildings

Tunisian street artist creates giant mural in Cairo slum. The well-known French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed has created a gigantic mural covering 50 buildings in Cairo's Manshiyat Naser district...
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King Tutankhamun's mask back on display

King Tut's burial mask returns to Egyptian Museum. King Tutankhamun's golden burial mask went back on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on 16 December after a delicate restoration process fol...
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Cairo airport to display ancient artefacts

Culture initiative to boost Egypt's tourism sector. Cairo airport is to exhibit 39 ancient Egyptian artefacts from various eras to promote tourism in Egypt. The airport's designated 60-sqm muse...
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New management for Cairo Film Festival

Experienced team takes over Africa's oldest film festival Egypt’s culture minister Gaber Fasour has appointed new management to the Cairo Film Festival, following the recent resignation of it...
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New Cairo museum under construction

Museum will be first to showcase evolution of Egyptian civilisation The new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Cairo, currently under construction, is expected to be partially opened...
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Cairo film festival to return in November

Film festival resumes after last year's cancellation The 36th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 9-18 November this year, according to the festival's pre...
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Cairo film festival called off

The 36th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which was scheduled for November, has been cancelled and rescheduled in September 2014. The festival's board of directors said the...
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Cairo Opera House cancels Ramadan Evenings

The Cairo Opera House has cancelled this year's Ramadan Evenings over security concerns in the capital. The programme of events, which was reportedly to be smaller than usual, had been scheduled to ta...
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Cairo Opera House on strike

The management of Cairo Opera House as well as the cast of current production Aida have gone on strike in protest over the sacking of Cairo Opera director Ines Abdel-Dayem by the newly-appointed cultu...
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Cairo’s Egyptian Museum to be restored

Cairo's Egyptian Museum is to undergo a major upgrading project to enhance the display of artefacts and improve the facilities of the institution located in the central Tahrir Square. Egypt's minis...
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New management at Cairo Film Festival

High-profile Egyptian filmmaker and producer Marianne Khoury has replaced Youssef Cherif Rizkallah as artistic director of the Cairo Film Festival, two months before the 35th edition of the event take...