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Growing Up Abroad, El Leila El Kebeera Was My Window to Egyptian Culture

Throughout most of my childhood, my family and I traveled from one country to another. I never spent long enough…

15 May 2022

The Unseen World of Egypt’s Siwi Berber

Isolated and idyllic, the Siwa Oasis sits spun with sand and stone. Its water is clear, near-mythic, its shores baked…

15 May 2022

Did Egypt’s Sphinx Really Close its Eyes?

In a strange turn of events, social media users have shared dubious footage of Egypt’s iconic Sphinx statue with its…

15 May 2022

Sindbad: The Children’s Magazine that Influenced Generations

  From illustrated stories to riddles and one-frame ca​rtoons: Sindbad was a seminal children's magazine, whose storytelling and illustrations have…

14 May 2022

Sharm El Sheikh’s ‘Al Sahaba Mosque’ Blends Spirituality and Tourism

In the land of the Red Sea, where sheltered sandy beaches and clear water surround, and palm-trees line the promenades,…

14 May 2022

Mosque of Ibn Tūlūn: A Vision of Beauty

A monument of brilliant red brick and lace-like ornaments, the Mosque of Ibn Tūlūn is an homage to bygone centuries.…

12 May 2022

10 Inspiring Lessons from Top Egyptian Entrepreneurs

In a challenging and sometimes disenchanting job market, ambitious young Egyptians are searching for promises of hope, optimism and encouragement.…

10 May 2022

Marveling Through Moon Knight’s Genius Soundtrack

From Wegz to Abdel Halim Hafez: Disney +’s Moon Knight has impressed fans with its mystery-structured episodes, intricate Egyptian details,…

10 May 2022

How Cheb Khaled’s Music Rose as a Force Against Racism and Cultural Homogenization

Less than five seconds after playing the song, the crowd loudly cheers and begins to repeatedly sing ‘Aicha’. Cheb Khaled,…

10 May 2022

Victoria College: 5 Astounding Alumni From Egypt’s Elite School of the Past

Image Credit:اسكندرية 1900/FacebookDuring the British occupation of Egypt, to be colonial was to be elite: to receive colonial education was…

9 May 2022

Moon Knight’s Egyptian Superhero Spotlights Natural Curly Hair Representation

The debut of Marvel’s first primer Egyptian superhero sparked a conversation on social media on the significance of Arab curly…

6 May 2022

Siege of Alexandria: A Battle That Defined Modern Egypt

Napoleon slams a hand down, rattling ink bottles and challenging the conviction of his lieutenants. Word has come: Egypt is…

6 May 2022

How Egypt’s Most Expensive Top-Up Card Raised Millions

Late on the vibrant eve of Eid al-Fitr, Heba Rashed was faced with an interesting, albeit unorthodox proposal: a donation…

6 May 2022

Tales from the Past: The Hawara Pyramid and Egypt’s Long Lost Labyrinth

Near the Al-Fayyoum entrance are ancient findings that have been found and that are yet to be unearthed; like the…

5 May 2022

The Ark Animal Care: Prioritizing Animal Welfare Over Profit in Egypt

Over the past few years, animal welfare has become a growing concern among Egyptians. Due to the unaffordability of most…

4 May 2022

Who was Sawabe’ Zeinab Named After?

Eid comes with all forms of celebrations, new clothes, outings, gifts, and most importantly, delicious food. As Egyptians, we love…

4 May 2022

Slave-Soldiers to Sultans: Reign of the Mamlūks

Very few have not heard of them, for the Mamlūks are a daunting, elusive non-elite that demarcated Egypt’s medieval years,…

3 May 2022

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