Tag Archives: Egypt

Egypt Culture: A Look At 5 Ancient Craft Traditions

Insider Business – A traditional dyehouse, Fez hats and a thousand-year-old ancient hieroglyphs carving method have nearly disappeared in Egypt in recent decades. But five artisans are determined to keep their traditions alive. Here’s how they do it.

Video timeline: 00:00 Introduction 00:46 Tiles 07:13 Fez 14:40 Papyrus 22:13 Dyehouse 27:27 Stone Carving

Travel Views: The 25 Most ‘Surreal Places’ On Earth

touropia – From Egypt’s ‘White Desert’ to Cappadocia in Turkey, here are the 25 Most Surreal Places on Earth.

A simple online search will show you just how diverse our planet is. Yet it isn’t until you see these surreal destinations with your own eyes that you can both appreciate their beauty and untamed power. Travel is one of life’s great pleasures and there are many different ways to fill up your passport. Yet venturing to some of the most unique sights will do more than just fill your camera with Insta-worthy pictures. From inhospitable deserts to magical caves and everything in between, this video will show you why you should never stop exploring.

Archaeology: The Hathor Temple In Dendera, Egypt

National Geographic UK – Egypt’s Largest Temple To Hathor: National Geographic UK Dendera is a holy site that dates back to Egypt’s old kingdom, more than 2,000 years before Cleopatra. For over two millennia 1,000’s of worshippers would gather here each year to celebrate a festival in honour of Hathor the Goddess of Earth and Motherhood. Full of beautiful buildings from all different periods, this ancient archaeological treasure is like a history book of Egypt.

However, one structure dominates the site, a vast stone temple, 140 feet wide with an entrance hall boasting 24 gargantuan columns. Venture into this remarkable temple and discover the ancient hieroglyphics that cover every inch of its surface in brand new episodes of Lost Treasures of Egypt, Sundays at 8pm, on National Geographic UK.

Politics: The Guardian Weekly – October 28, 2022

The cover of the 28 October edition of the Guardian Weekly.

The Guardian – Inside the October 28, 2022 Issue:

Britain’s political fever dream continued apace this week as Rishi Sunak became prime minister without anyone even voting for him. The former chancellor, the country’s third prime minister in less than two months and the fifth in six years, is also the UK’s first leader of colour and the first Hindu to take the office.

Jonathan Freedland considers how big a blow Truss’s ill-judged stint in power has delivered to the school of neoliberal economic thought.

Brazil also faces a judgment day this weekend, as Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva square up in a presidential runoff of deep significance for the country and the planet, with the protection of the Amazon at stake. The outcome is on such a knife-edge that not even the nation’s gangsters can decide who to vote for, as our Latin America correspondent Tom Phillips reports.

On the subject of the environment, don’t miss Naomi Klein’s long read about how Egypt’s government has used the coming Cop27 conference to greenwash its own oppressive political activities.

Then, there’s a revealing interview with Chelsea Manning, who opens up to Emma Brockes on what really happened when she leaked thousands of classified US military documents.

Photography: National Geographic – NOV 2022

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How an obscure statue became our face of a King Tut anniversary

Photographer Sandro Vannini used his decades-long knowledge of Tut’s antiquities to stitch together a stunning image of a guardian statue from 48 perfectly lit pictures.

How was King Tut’s tomb discovered 100 years ago? Grit and luck

King Tut’s mummy hid many treasures. This graphic unwraps them

Egypt’s new billion-dollar museum is fit for a pharaoh

360° Views: Underwater Life In Marsa Alam, Egypt

A 360° underwater view in the waters off Marsa Alam, Egypt.

Marsa Alam is a resort town on the Red Sea in Egypt. It’s renowned for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. The U-shaped Abu Dabab Bay is known for its sea turtles and dugongs (sea cows). Kite-surf site El Naaba Lagoon is separated from the open sea by a coral reef. Wadi el-Gemal National Park, south of the town, encompasses desert, seagrass beds, reefs and islands. 

Views: Cities, Landmarks & Landscapes Of Egypt (8K)

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.

Video timeline: 0:00 Khafre with Pyramid 0:08 Karnak temple 0:15 Cinematic view of Hatshepsut temple 0:21 Sphinx with blue sky 0:29 Cinematic view of Pyramids 0:37 Tomb ramses of Hieroglyphs 0:44 Edfu temple 0:53 Pyramids in Egypt 0:58 Sphinx Giza valley 1:05 Ancient in egypt 1:12 Sphinx in egypt 1:17 Obelisk pillar 1:24 big balloon in Luxor, egypt 1:27 Nile river 1:34 Cairo mosque 1:39 Beautiful Hieroglyphics 1:50 Aswan philae 1:58 Sea in El Gouna 2:06 Ocean in Hurghada 2:10 Sphinx with blue sky 2:13 Hieroglyphs 2:17 Pyramids 2:21 Hieroglyphs 2:29 Animated ancient 2:36 Sphinx with Pyramids 2:43 Pyramids in egypt 2:48 Great sphinx

The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

Morning News: EU-Israel-Egypt Natural Gas Deal, Container Ship Storage

A.M. Edition for June 16. The European Union signed a natural-gas deal with Israel and Egypt on Wednesday in a bid to wean itself off Russian supplies by tapping into the gas riches of the eastern Mediterranean.

WSJ correspondent Dov Lieber in Tel Aviv explains the significance of the deal for Israel and Egypt, even if the agreement doesn’t allow the EU to make up for losses of Russian gas. Luke Vargas hosts.

Egypt Walks: Pyramids & Great Sphinx Of Giza (4K)

This walking tour of the Giza Pyramid Complex was filmed on Friday April 1st, 2022 starting at 1:23 at the Great Sphinx. After visiting the Sphinx, you will walk up the causeway to the Pyramid of Khafre and walk around all four sides. Next we will walk through the Western Cemetery over the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khufu. After exploring the Eastern Cemetery, we will take a horse carriage ride to the Pyramid of Menkaure.

Timeline: 0:00 Intro and Map 8:36 Great Sphinx 17:40 Khafre Causeway 28:19 Khafre Mortuary Temple 32:28 Pyramid of Khafre 41:01 Back side of Khafre Pyramid 47:26 Hieroglyphs and Tomb 56:20 Western Cemetery 1:03:30 Pyramid of Khufu 1:06:40 Climbing the Great Pyramid 1:13:08 Boat Pits 1:24:54 Khufu Mortuary Temple 1:28:07 Mastaba of Qar (G 7101) 1:29:57 Pyramids of the Queens 1:33:30 Eastern Cemetery 1:47:28 Horse Ride to Pyramid of Menkaure 1:56:16 Pyramid of Menkaure 2:01:35 Mortuary Temple of Menkaure 2:11:00 Pyramid Viewpoint 2:15:40 Pyramids of the Queens 2:21:54 Pyramid of Khafre 2:27:03 Khafre Causeway 2:37:12 Wall of the Crow 2:38:07 Streets outside the Pyramids

Views: Stone Sculptors Keep Craft Alive In Egypt

For over sixty years, Sayed Al-Mataany has been using thousand-year-old, Ancient Egyptian methods to carve hieroglyphs into vases and sculptures — but major blows to Egypt’s tourism industry have caused a steady decline in the number of tourists coming to Luxor to buy his ornaments. We went to Luxor in Egypt to see how his business is still standing. Sayed does not have a website. He sells his work locally in Luxor.