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In brief, the first day showcased the different areas of educational and pedagogical expertise that each institutional partner would contribute throughout the summer school. 
On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Coptic emigration has gone through numerous stages for different reasons. “Coptic diaspora” (aqbāṭ al-mahjar) mainly refers to Coptic immigration to European countries, the US, and Australia. Waves of migration to these countries began in the early 1960s, and it was a common for Egyptian citizens...
The power of religion among the people of Egypt is great and widely recognized. This helped Islamists movements to overthrow the regime of President Ḥusnī Mubārak in 2011 and brought President Muḥammad Mursī to power in 2012-2013. But how to measure Egyptian religiosity? Previous presidents had to...
This ancient cave church, build above the cave known as Abū Sirja, is located in the area of Babylon in Old Cairo. Historians differ on the date they believe the church was founded; however, most accounts record it being built in the fourth century AD.
For hundreds of years, al-Minyā has been one of the most important stops of the Holy Family's journey from Asyūṭ to Sinai, which resided at Jabal al- Ṭayr (Mountain of the Birds) in Samāllūṭ, until a church named after the Virgin Mary was built on the banks of the Nile River.
After the publication of Be Thou There; the Holy Family’s Journey in Egypt (AUC Press, 2001), Cornelis Hulsman organized a number of ‘pilgrimages’ to locations of the Holy Family in Egypt.
The parade of the ancient royal mummies arrived at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC), after its journey that began from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade included 22 royal mummies (18 kings and four queens) dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th...
ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Rayḥān, Director General of Archaeological Research, Studies and Scientific Publishing in South Sinai at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, said that the appearance of songs in ancient Egyptian language during the procession of mummies and the celebration of the opening of the...

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