Cairo News

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....
Cairo News

Rockslide rescue operations end.

Operations to clear the area devastated by the 6 September rockslide have come to an end amid uncertainty over the actual number of dead. An unnamed security official told the international news agenc...
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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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Rockslide death toll rises to 61.

The death toll from the rockslide in Cairo on 6 September has risen to 61, state news agency MENA has said. No survivors have been found since the day of the tragedy, when large boulders broke away fr...
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Chinese school opens in Cairo.

A school teaching Chinese language and history has opened in Six October City about 30 km northwest of Cairo. The school, built at a cost of $4 million with funding from the Chinese government, is the...
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37 die in Cairo rockslide.

At least 37 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a rockslide in the shantytown of Manshiyet Nasser in eastern Cairo. On 6 September at around 09.00 local time huge boulders weighing up t...
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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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Parliament to be restored after fire.

Work has begun to restore the Shura Council or upper house of Egypt
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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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Egyptian parliament destroyed by fire.

A fire has destroyed part of the 19th-century upper house of Egypt
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Cairo zoo gets overhaul.

Black bears at Cairo
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Mobile phone subscribers on the rise.

Mobile telephone penetration in Egypt is set to reach 57 million people by 2010 against a total population of nearly 82 million, up from the current 42 million according to predictions by internationa...
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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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New traffic law for Egypt.

A new traffic law is to come into force on 1 August in a bid to improve road safety in Egypt. The new regulations include stiffer penalties for driving without a seatbelt, using a mobile phone without...
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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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