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Moses Ben Maimon synagogue to be restored

The famous Moses Ben Maimon synagogue in the present-day el-Gamalia quarter of Old Cairo is undergoing restoration as part of a project to refurbish ten Jewish synagogues across the country. Work b...
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Barenboim to conduct in Cairo.

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim is to give a concert in Cairo on 16 April. The event, in which the conductor will conduct the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven
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New find at Ain Sokhna.

Archaeologists digging at Ain Sokhna about 120 km east of Cairo on the Red Sea coast have found the remains of an ancient city dating from the Middle Kingdom (c. 2040-1640 BC), local news sources have...
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New Saqqara pyramid found.

Archaeologists digging at Saqqara south of Cairo have uncovered a small pyramid believed to be that of the Sixth Dynasty Queen Sesheshet. The find brings to 118 the total number of pyramids discovered...
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Alexandrina on internet.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria has launched a website in Arabic dedicated to the recent history of the country. The Memory of Modern Egypt digital archive cont...
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Head of Ramses II unearthed.

Archaeologists have discovered a red granite head believed to represent the 19th dynasty pharaoh Ramses II. The find, measuring 75 cm in height, was made at Tell Basta, about 80 km northeast of Cairo....
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Underwater museum to be built in Alexandria.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has given its backing to ambitious plans to create an underwater archaeological museum near the remains of Cleopatra
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New AUC bookstore opens.

Students and staff at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the general public have the pick of over 20,000 titles at the newly opened AUC press bookshop on the new campus in the New Cairo suburb...
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Giza pyramids get new security fence.

A 20 km fence complete with infrared sensors, security cameras and alarms has been erected around the three Giza pyramids and the Sphinx as part of efforts to keep hawkers and touts away from the area...
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Director Youssef Chahine dies.

Renowned Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine has died in Cairo at the age of 82. Dubbed by critics as the Federico Fellini of Egypt, he was one of few filmmakers in the north African country to gai...
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Giza visitors admire ancient ship.

Visitors to Giza southwest of Cairo can now view hundreds of fragments of an ancient wooden ship buried in an underground chamber next to the Great Pyramid thanks to a remotely controlled camera inser...
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Ancient coffins uncovered at Saqqara.

A team of archaeologists from Cairo University have discovered wooden painted coffins during routine excavations near the pyramid of Unas at Saqqara, one of the oldest burial places of ancient Egypt a...
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Television production centre for Alexandria library.

The new Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has signed an agreement with Italian media group Adnkronos to create an on-site television production centre, Adnkronos International reports. Funded in part by th...
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Nasser house to become museum.

The private residence of Egypt


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