Cairo Tower

“This city looks quite different from above than what one sees from below.” The famous Egyptian actor, Adel Emam, said this to describe Cairo. It is quite expressive as the city looks quite different from above, especially from the top of the Cairo Tower. Many tourists from all over the world, especially Arabs, visit Cairo Tower when […]

Ben Ezra Synagogue

  In Encyclopaedia Britannica, a synagogue is described as “A prayer place for the Jews.”  In old Greek, it means: “The usual place where the Jews assemble to receive religious teachings and to worship.” Some of these Temples were built close to a source of water, as much as for protection from any attack, not just for ablution! The Synagogue […]

The Pyramid Of Lahoun

El-Lahoun is the southernmost pyramid structure in Egypt. Its builders reduced the amount of work necessary to build it by ingeniously using an already existing 12-meter high limestone hill as its foundation and core. The pyramid core is composed of cross walls of limestone over rock and the bricks are joined together with small amounts of mortar […]

The Pyramids Of Abu Rawash

The Pyramid of Djedefre at Abu Rawash belonged to Pharaoh Djedefre who reigned during the fourth dynasty following King Khufu. King Djedefre reigned for about eight years in total. His pyramid is in a very ruined condition today. The pyramid itself has a massive 49m channel cut into the bedrock to a 20 meter deep […]

The Pyramid of Hawara

The Pyramid of Hawara was made for Amenemhet III of the 12th Dynasty in ancient Egypt and is located about 9 kilometers east of the oasis of Faiyoum. Amenemhet III  was  the sixth Pharaoh of the 12th dynasty of the Old Kingdom and reigned around 1850 B.C.   The Pyramid of Hawara was built out of brick […]

Egyptian businessman in UAE donates LE 5M for irregular workers’ account

Minister of Emigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram received a phone call from Egyptian businessman in UAE Bishoy Emad Azmy, CEO of the Dubai-based Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC) Company, in which he announced that he will donate EGP 5 million in immediate response to the Egyptian government’s decision to launch a bank account No […]

The Pyramid of Amenmehat

The Pyramid Of Amenmehat I ‎   This pyramid is built by Amenmehat I ‎ who changed the governing system of Egypt to be more centralized, and switched the capital of Egypt from Thebes where his ancestors had ruled in ‎the South. Instead, he established a new capital city situated somewhere in the north to be midway between Upper […]

2 babies born to mothers with coronavirus in Egypt

Prime Minister’s Media Advisor Hany Younes posted photos for two newborn babies, saying that two women in Egypt infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) gave birth successfully at dawn. This comes while Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed in March warned against visiting the older people or pregnant women, considering them at a higher risk of […]

Egypt’s mufti urges this year’s pilgrims to donate money for those harmed by COVID-19

Egypt’s mufti Shawqi Allam urged this year’s umrah pilgrims to donate charity to those affected by coronavirus pandemic, needy persons and irregular workers. In March, Saudi Arabia decided to temporarily suspend Umra (minor pilgrimage) to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement on Monday said that the mufti called for giving […]

Egypt’s Cairo Metro considers raising smoking fine to LE 70

“Egypt’s Cairo Metro Authority is considering raising the smoking fine from LE 50 to LE 70, to be collected on the spot,” sources told Youm7 newspaper. This comes in line with Egypt’s Railway Authority’s decision to raise the fine for smoking in stations and trains. Abstaining from paying the fine will be considered a legal […]