The 2019-2020 PSA Women’s World Championship will be hosted by Egypt

March 6, 2019
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The 2019-2020 PSA Women’s World Championship, the most prestigious squash tournament of the season, will take place in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining ancient wonder of the world, after an agreement was reached today between the Professional Squash Association (PSA), Egyptian events company I-Events and title sponsors CIB.

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Due to take place from October 23 to November 1, 2019, the tournament will bring 64 of the best female squash players in the world together to compete for the sport’s biggest prize – and a share of a $325,000 prize fund – with the spectacular Pyramids set to provide a stunning backdrop for the first time since the Al Ahram Open was staged there in 2016.

The 2019-2020 event will also see a World Championship return to the Pyramids at Giza for the first time since 2006, when Australian David Palmer defied the odds to defeat Gregory Gaultier and win one of the greatest ever men’s finals.

 

The Great Pyramid of Giza is only one example of the spectacular locations that squash has helped enhance in a dynamic way over the past years. A glass court has been erected at incredible locations such as New York’s Grand Central Terminal, on top of the Peninsula Shanghai, which overlooks the city’s famous Bund, and the Théâtre Graslin in the French city of Nantes, among many others around the world.

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New Kingdom workshop uncovered in Gebel el-Silsila by Swedish-Egyptian mission

February 26, 2019
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A Swedish-Egyptian mission led by Maria Nilsson and John Ward from Lund University has discovered a New Kingdom sandstone workshop and several sculptures during excavations carried out at Gebel El-Silsila archaeological site in Aswan.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the mission discovered among the debris in the workshop a large criosphinx (ram-headed sphinx) statue.


New Kingdom workshop discovered in Egypt's Gebel El-Silsila
The statue, approximately 5 metres long, 3.5 metres high, and 1.5 metres wide, is carved in a style comparable to the criosphinxes to the south of Khonsu Temple at Karnak. The sphinx is believed to be dated to Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty.

New Kingdom workshop discovered in Egypt's Gebel El-Silsila

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Egypt Removes Slums Near Ancient Jewish Cemeteries

February 23, 2019
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Egypt Cleans and Removes Slums Near Oldest Jewish Cemeteries
Source: Jewish Community in Cairo
Egypt’s government began removing slums in the eastern part of the 1200-year-old Jewish cemeteries in Cairo’s Bassatine, which is the second oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world, according to a statement by the Jewish Community in Cairo.
“Today the Egyptian government started to clean and to remove the slums in the east part of Bassatine cemetery. Egypt is defending her Jewish heritage. Thousands of souls will sleep in peace tonight. Thanks to all how contributed to this achievement,” the statement said.
The cemetery has witnessed periods of intense neglect and degradation, from countless stolen marble slabs that cover the graves to general abuse by poor Egyptian settlers who built slums.

Egypt Removes Slums Near Ancient Jewish Cemeteries
Head of the Jewish Community in Egypt Magda Haroun previously told Egypt Today that she has called on the government several times to build a fence around the cemeteries.
Deputy of Cairo Governor for the southern region Ahmed Fouad said that the government also removed garbage in the cemeteries after getting complaints from citizens.
Carmen Weinstein, former head of the Jewish community in Egypt, was buried in the Bassatine cemetery which she herself worked to save since 1978, as it is the only Jewish cemetery left in Cairo and is the largest in Egypt.
Egypt’s Jewish community shrank over the years due to the time of hostilities between the country and Israel. Estimates say that since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, about 65,000 Jews left Egypt — most of them traveling to West or Israel.

Source: khaledgamean.wordpress.com/

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Meidum Pyramid

February 7, 2019
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Started as a Step Pyramid yet then changed over into a true pyramid, the pyramid at Meidum marks the progress from Old Kingdom.

Meidoum pyramid

A Brief History Of Meidum Pyramid

Historical records demonstrate that the pyramid was worked for Pharaoh Huni who was the last leader of the third Dynasty. Development was not finished amid Huni’s rule, but rather it was kept amid the rule of Pharaoh Sneferu.

Initially, the pyramid was intended to be constructed following the run of the mill stone pyramid plan which had been created by an engineer known as Imhotep. In any case, the designer in charge of structuring the pyramid chose to make various plan changes. He additionally rolled out these improvements after development of the pyramid was at that point in progress.

Visiting Meidum Pyramid

In addition to this pyramid, visitors can likewise observe a another pyramid on the south side, situated in the middle of the Meidum Pyramid and the fenced in area divider. You can likewise investigate a commemoration sanctuary on the east side and an adjacent mastaba of an obscure respectable.

On the off chance that you need to enter pyramid, you should enter by means of a criminal’s passage. The underlying piece of the passage is very steep and furthermore restricted; something worth reasoning about in case you’re awkward being in bound spaces. Nonetheless, when the passage achieves the chamber it turns out to be very open.

Meidoum pyramid

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The Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Travel Tips

February 4, 2019
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019

The 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), is scheduled to be hosted by Egypt.

The competition will be held from June 21st to July 19th, 2019. It will be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

Format

Only the hosts will receive an automatic qualification spot, the other 23 teams will qualify through a qualification tournament. At the finals, the 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each. The teams in each group play a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third teams will advance to the round of 16. The winners will advance to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals. The semifinal losers will play in third place match, while semifinal winners will play in final.

The format is exactly the one which was applied to the 1986, 1990, and 1994 FIFA World Cups, as well as UEFA Euro 2016.

Hosting Cities

1- Cairo City

2- Alexandria City

3- Suez City

4- Port Said City

5- Ismailia City

Venues

With the Africa Cup of Nations expanded to 24 teams, six venues will be used.

1- Cairo City: Cairo Stadium 80.000 seats

2- Cairo City: Al-Salam Stadium 30.000 seats

3- Alexandria City: Alexandria Stadium 20.000 seats

4- Alexandria City: Burj Al-Arab Stadium 86.000 seats

5- Suez City: Army Stadium 45.000 seats

6- Port Said City: El-Masry Stadium 24.000 seats

7- Ismailia City: Ismailia Stadium 18.000 seats

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Dozens of Mummies Discovered in Minya Egypt

February 2, 2019
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Minister of Antiquities Dr.Khaled El-Enany announced today Saturday the first discovery of year 2019 from Tuna El-Gebel archaeological site in Menia.

Dozens of Mummies Discovered in Minya Egypt

A joint mission from the Ministry of Antiquities and the Research Center for Archaeological Studies of Menia University has stumbled upon a collection of Ptolemaic burial chambers engraved in rock and filled with a large number of mummies of different sizes and genders.

Dozens of Mummies Discovered in Minya Egypt

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Egypt to Host 2019 African Football Cup of Nations

January 9, 2019
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Tuesday that Egypt has been granted the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after winning the majority of votes.

Egypt won 16 votes. One vote went to South Africa and another vote was abstained.

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Egypt will have six months to prepare for the kick-off of the African Cup of Nations. The African Cup of Nations is scheduled to start on 15 June and end on 13 July 2019.

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NEW DISCOVERY!! Names of the Old Kingdom Kings Discovered in Kom Ombo

December 21, 2018
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The Egyptian-Austrian mission working in Kom Ombo has discovered a large number of cylinder seals bears inscriptions of 5th Dynasty King’s names.
Names of the Old Kingdom Kings Discovered in Kom Ombo
Dr. Mostafa Waziri said that the names discovered on one of the seals is the King “Userkaf” as well as King “Neferirkare”. He added “It is the first time that Kom Ombo witness Kings names of Old Kingdom.”

Names of the Old Kingdom Kings Discovered in Kom Ombo

Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller, director of the Austrain Archaeological Institute mission at the site said” The mission started working at the site in 2018 to investigate the history of the town of Kom Ombo. The first season of survey and excavation brought to light a First Intermediate Period Cemetery with the town of the Old Kingdom below it as well as a seal of King “Sahure”. These discoveries emphasise the great importance of old Kom Ombo as an administrative capital in Upper Egypt during the Old Kingdom.

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NEW DISCOVERY! Intact mass grave discovered in Gebel el-Silsila

December 15, 2018
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The Swedish-Egyptian mission at Gebel el-Silsila, Aswan Region, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson and John Ward (Lund University), under the supervision of the inspectorates of Aswan and Kom Ombo, has discovered an undecorated shaft tomb (5 m deep) with two chambers dating to the 18th Dynasty (Thutmosid period). The tomb is water filled and requires pumping to allow excavations. Since a recent looting attempt in the tomb is also filled with sand and silt, and the extent of damage that was caused to the monument is still to be assessed. Mr. Abdel Moniem, General Director of Aswan and Nubia, says that the team is currently estimating the preservation of the tomb, as the movement of water and sand has caused great disturbance to the interior, artefacts and osteological remains, but it appears to be intact and undisturbed from looting. So far, the team has discovered three sandstone sarcophagi, two of which have been excavated, revealing an infant and a young child. The third sarcophagus was also made for an infant; its contents await excavation.

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The burial goods contain several artefacts of importance, including dozens of scarabs, amulets, beads, seals, bracelets, large amphorae, beer jugs, bowls, pilgrim flasks, and various storage jars, etc.

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Chronologically, there are indications of at least three generations, ranging from Thutmosis II to Amenhotep II (c. 3400 years ago). Exceptionally, the team has documented the remains of so far a minimum of over 60 individuals (2/3 adults and 1/3 children) have been discovered, but with excavations still ongoing the team estimates the amount to increase. No other tomb documented at Gebel el-Silsila previously has contained such a high number of entombed individuals. One of the more important results of the discovery at Gebel el-Silsila is the amount of buried children and women, indicating that there was a complete society with entire families living and working in ancient Kheny. Excavations are scheduled to continue until the end of the year.

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Middle Kingdom Burial Shaft Discovered by Egyptian Archaeologists in Fayoum

December 6, 2018
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The Egyptian archaeological mission working at Kom El Khelua necropolis in Fayoum directed by Dr. Aiman Ashmawi has discovered during their work started last month, a burial shaft to the east of Prince Waje’s Middle Kingdom tomb.

Middle Kingdom Burial Shaft Discovered by Egyptian Archaeologists in Fayoum

Dr. Mostafa Waziri said “El Khelua is located at the far south of Fayoum about 40 km from the town. It is a Middle Kingdom necropolis and precisely the time of King Amenemhat III (1842-1799 B.C) and it was reused as a Christian settlement during Byzantine time, The tomb of prince Waje the govener of Fayoum was also found along with the tomb of his mother Nebt Mot.

Middle Kingdom Burial Shaft Discovered by Egyptian Archaeologists in Fayoum

Dr. Ashmawi said that this tomb looks like it was robed long time ago and then reused ages later.

 

Middle Kingdom Burial Shaft Discovered by Egyptian Archaeologists in Fayoum

Middle Kingdom Burial Shaft Discovered by Egyptian Archaeologists in Fayoum

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