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  • Egyptian archaeological mission discovers Roman fort remains in Aswan

    01/21/2021 7:14:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | January 20, 2021 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    An archaeological mission from Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has discovered the remains of a Roman fort at the Shiha archaeological site in Aswan.A press release from the council stated that the remains include a church from the early Coptic era, and the remains of a temple from the Ptolemaic period.Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the council, explained that the mission discovered inside the fort a group of architectural elements from the temple of Ptolemy, and an incomplete sandstone panel, on which was depicted a model of the entrance to the temple and a man who appears to be a Roman...
  • Giant 'Book of The Dead' Scroll Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Burial Shaft

    01/20/2021 6:11:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 19 JANUARY 2021 | OWEN JARUS
    (Egyptian Antiquities Ministry) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A funerary temple belonging to Queen Nearit has been discovered in the ancient Egyptian burial ground Saqqara next to the pyramid of her husband, pharaoh Teti, who ruled Egypt from around 2323 BCE to 2291 BCE, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said in a statement. Made of stone, the temple has three mud-brick warehouses on its southeastern side that held offerings made to the queen and her husband. Near the pyramid, the team of Egyptian archaeologists also found a series of burial shafts containing the remains of people who lived during the 18th and 19th dynasties of...
  • Cairo mosque closed due to breach of COVID-19 measures

    01/04/2021 7:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Sify ^ | 12/29
    Egypt's Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Gomaa ordered the closure of a Cairo mosque for two weeks for violating precautionary measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the press service of the ministry reported on Tuesday. "Minister Mohamed Gomaa, after praying at the Al-Nour mosque in the Abbassia district, decided to close it for two weeks from Tuesday due to the fact that worshipers in the mosque did not comply with the requirements of the ministry on the mandatory wearing of masks and availability of a personal prayer mat," the ministry said. The ministry added that any mosque...
  • Last Byzantine Greeks Facing Extinction in Islamist-Led Turkey

    12/27/2020 4:21:39 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    The Greeks who represent the last vestiges of Christian Byzantium and the Roman Empire are heading towards their final extinction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, with their numbers dwindling to a mere handful under his Islamist government. What is now Turkey only began to be colonised in by the Turkic peoples in earnest from around 1071, after their Seljuk ancestors had arrived from Central Asia and vanquished the Greek-speaking Christian ruler Romanos IV Diogenes’s forces at the Battle of Manzikert. The last vestiges of the Byzantine state where finally snuffed out with the brutal conquest of Constantinople, widely regarded as...
  • Egypt: Muslims Kill, Wound Christians in Stabbing Spree

    12/28/2020 7:28:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Dec 28, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    And Egypt’s authorities conclude it was a “generic” crime that has nothing to do with religious hate. Two Muslim brothers recently went on a stabbing spree targeting Egypt’s indigenous Christian minority, the Copts, in Alexandria, Egypt; one man was killed and two others were severely injured and hospitalized during the rampage. Last reported on Dec. 13, the brothers had been arrested and were to be detained for four days, pending an investigation. According to authorities, they went on their murderous stabbing spree because they were “upset” that their mother had died earlier that day, on Dec. 10. Even the state...
  • Almost 170 Terrorists Operating In Egypt's Sinai Given Life Sentences - Reports

    12/29/2020 9:34:02 PM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    Urdu Point ^ | 12/29/2020 | Faizan Hashmi
    Egypt's military court on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment 168 terrorists for involvement with the Wilayat Sinai terrorist group, which has carried out 63 terror attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and is affiliated with the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, outlawed in Russia), Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported CAIRO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 29th December, 2020) Egypt's military court on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment 168 terrorists for involvement with the Wilayat Sinai terrorist group, which has carried out 63 terror attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and is affiliated with the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, outlawed in Russia), Al-Masry...
  • Discovery of the ruined temple in the ancient sunken city of Heracleion, Egypt

    12/14/2020 8:21:19 AM PST · by PAUL09 · 14 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 14-12-2020 | PAUL
    Archaeologists researching on an underwater diving project, stumbled over an ancient underwater temple claimed as Heracleion’s ‘Egyptian Atlantis’ and probably have found a destroyed ancient Greek temple and treasure-laden vessels which might have sunken into the sea due to floods and tsunami 1,200 years back.
  • 10 Mysterious Underwater Cities You Haven't Heard Of

    12/14/2014 3:38:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Listverse ^ | August 5, 2013 | Andrew Handley
  • One Christian killed and two injured in Islamic attack in Egypt

    12/26/2020 12:53:51 PM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    Barnabas Fund ^ | 12/21/2020
    One Christian was killed and two others injured in an Islamist extremist attack on a Christian-owned shop in al-Wardayan district, Alexandria, Egypt. Ramsis Boulos Hermina, his brother Adel Hermina, and Tareq Fawzy Shenouda were stabbed and beaten by Muslim extremists armed with clubs, knives and a sword. All three men were hospitalised and received urgent care, but Ramsis Hermina died from his injuries. The attack was allegedly carried out by two brothers, one named as Nasser al-Sambo who has a history of harassing and bullying the Christian community. The Muslim men attacked Ramsis Hermina as he was working in his...
  • Martel: World Prepares for Return of Obama-Era Chaos Under Biden

    12/25/2020 7:43:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    President-elect Joe Biden has made clear in his staffing plans and public remarks that he intends to return America to many of the foreign policy positions championed by his former boss, President Barack Obama. While American mainstream media has largely cheered this – and glowered at President Donald Trump for defending his achievements by making regression more difficult under Biden – many of America’s allies, and some of its foes, around the world are making moves suggesting they expect a full return to the state of global affairs in 2016. The Obama administration’s foreign policy was defined by the tension...
  • President Trump Files UN Declaration Saying “There is No International Right to Abortion”

    12/21/2020 6:10:22 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/21/2020 | Stefano Gennarini JD
    Secretary General. Joined by 34 other countries, the document enshrines the Trump administration’s pro-life diplomacy on the official record of the General Assembly. “The United States strongly supports the dignity of all human beings and protecting life from the moment of conception throughout the lifespan,” Ambassador Kelly Craft wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres transmitting the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. Following the letter, the declaration was issued as an official document of the United Nations last week and circulated on December 11, after having been translated into all six official UN languages....
  • Egyptian court acquits men accused of abusing Coptic woman

    12/20/2020 11:12:58 AM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    My Journal Courier ^ | 12/18/2020 | AP
    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court acquitted three Muslim men accused of stripping naked an elderly Coptic Christian woman and parading her through the streets of a village in southern Egypt in 2016, the state's official news agency reported. The three had been sentenced to 10 years in absentia in January, before they were detained and stood a retrial for the attack in the southern province of Minya, where an armed Muslim mob had attacked the 70-year-old woman four years ago, after rumors spread that her son was having an affair with a Muslim woman. Such relations are taboo...
  • Antikythera Mechanism shows evidence of lunar calendar

    12/18/2020 10:36:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    SocArXiv ^ | June 2020 | C.Budiselic1, A.T. Thoeni2*, M. Dubno3, A. T. Ramsey4
    New finding from Antikythera MechanismBased onstatistical analysis of micro CT imaging of the more than 2,000-year-old Antikythera Mechanism, we show unexpected evidence establishing a lunar calendar with Egyptian civil-calendar month-names circa 100 B.C. This finding displaces a century-long presumption of a 365-day solar calendar on the Antikythera Mechanism with a 354-day lunar calendar and may inform a fundamental question of the number and type of calendars used in Ancient Egypt.
  • 9 Ancient Egyptian Weapons and Tools That Powered the Pharaoh's Army

    12/15/2020 5:06:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    History ^ | 12/2 | Dave Roos
    From axes to swords to chariots, see the weapons that helped make ancient Egyptian warriors formidable.The Egyptian military became one of the ancient world’s greatest fighting forces during the New Kingdom period (1550 B.C. - 1070 B.C.), but it did so using borrowed weapons technology. For much of its early history, Egypt relied on simple stone maces, wooden-tipped spears, axes and bows and arrows to fight off neighboring Nubian and Libyan tribesmen. Then came the Hyksos, an invading army from Syria that conquered Egypt around 1650 B.C. with vastly superior weapons like speedy chariots and powerful composite bows. During the...
  • Christian Murdered and Two Injured in Egypt

    12/15/2020 12:39:05 PM PST · by xomething · 1 replies
    Alexandria’s Coptic Christians Suffer from Violent Hate Crime 12/15/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on December 10, 2020, three extremists attacked Coptic Christians living in Alexandria (al-Wardyan district), Egypt. This resulted in the murder of one Christian man, the injuries of two, and significant damage to three Christian shops. A relative of the victim explained about the attack’s instigator, “The extremist was in jail because of so many cases. Usually he was bothering Copts and bullying them so much. His mother was sick and she died on the night of December 10....
  • Revealed: A Young Senator Biden Delivered Egyptian Disinformation to Israel Ahead of Yom Kippur War (1973)

    12/13/2020 12:10:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    The jewish Press ^ | 12/11/20 | David Israel
    In the summer of 1973, the junior senator from Delaware Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. visited Egypt and met with local officials – not the first tier ones: the highest-ranking among them were the country’s Minister of Propaganda, alongside Hassanein Heikal, editor of the semi-official daily Al-Ahram. Following his Cairo visit, Biden, who had just been elected the previous year, met in Israel with then Prime Minister Golda Meir and passed on the Egyptian disinformation. Biden told the Israeli prime minister that of all the Egyptian VIPs he had met, not one denied Israel’s absolute military superiority, and they all reassured...
  • Egyptian army says kills 40 “terrorists” in North Sinai province

    12/09/2020 4:20:27 AM PST · by xomething · 5 replies
    africa.cgtn.com ^ | 12/08/2020 | Xinhua
    At least 40 “terrorists” have been killed in an exchange of fire with the army men in Egypt’s North Sinai province, the armed forces said in a statement on Tuesday. “Seven army men including four soldiers and two officers have been killed and wounded in the clashes with the terrorists,” said the statement. The air forces have destroyed 437 of the terrorist hideouts in the strategic direction of the northeast part of the country, leaving 25 “highly dangerous terrorists” killed, it added. Another 15 militants have been killed in another operation, according to the statement. The military raids have destroyed...
  • This Week in History: the Discovery of Nefertiti's Bust

    12/08/2020 12:00:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    When a stunning sculpture of Nefertiti was found by German archaeologists in 1912 it prompted enormous interest in this powerful Queen who'd lived in 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. Dr Constance Lord from the University of Sydney took Indira Naidoo from the workshops of the short lived capital of Armana where it was found, to the modern day controversy swirling around whether the bust should stay in its current home in Berlin, or be returned to the country it came from. Duration: 27min 13sec Broadcast: Sun 6 Dec 2020, 10:00pm Audio at link
  • When the Smithsonian discovered an ancient Egyptian colony in the Grand Canyon.

    12/06/2020 8:38:47 AM PST · by Rakhi Sarkar · 64 replies
    archaeology-world ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM
    At 277 miles (445 kilometres) long, up to 18 miles (28 kilometres) wide, and 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the United States. The Hopi Indians believe it is the gateway to the afterlife. Its sheer immensity and mystery attracted more than 6 million visitors in 2016.
  • Photographer arrested after pyramid shoot with model in Egypt

    12/02/2020 11:04:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    N Y Post ^ | 12/02/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Salma al-Shimi, who has thousands of followers on Instagram, last week posted images of herself in ancient Egyptian garb with pharaoh-like accessories near the 4,700-year-old Step Pyramid of Djoser, according to the Guardian. The busty model and lensman Houssam Mohammad allegedly took part in the shoot “without authorization in the Saqqara archaeological site,” They were released on bail pending the results of a probe of what local media described as “provocative and offensive” images, according to the outlet. ... Shimi had appeared before a public prosecutor and argued that her goal had been to promote tourism rather than offend Egypt......