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29.07.2021
04:18 Ahram Online Egypt: Developing Fustat Park (3)

Plans are underway to turn the Fustat Hills Park into a central public park in the heart of the ancient capital

28.07.2021
04:54 Ahram Online Tokyo 2020 Day 6 summary: Egypt's fencing team beat Japan, advances to quarters (3)

Ahram Online provides a summary of how Egyptian athletes fare on Wednesday

30.07.2021
22:23 Ahram Online Preview: Dare to dream? Egypt out to beat Brazil to reach 1st semi-final in 57 years (2)

Egypt take on 2016 gold medalists Brazil in the quarter-final of the Tokyo Games on Saturday. The match kicks off at 12:00 Cairo time (10:00 GMT)

17:15 Ahram Online 'Cooperation with Nile Basin countries key pillar of Egypt foreign policy': Irrigation minister (2)

Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati accompanied South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga during his tour to the Egyptian National Centre for Water Resources on Thursday

17:15 Ahram Online PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of Egypt's Olympic participation on Friday (2)

14:15 Ahram Online Tokyo 2020 Day 8 summary: Egyptian handball smash Sweden, reach quarters; Rower El Banna finishes 2nd in Final C (2)

Ahram Online provides a summary of how Egyptian athletes fare on Friday

12:44 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Al-Fustat: History of first Islamic capital in Egypt from inception to restoration (2)

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05:10 Ahram Online Tokyo 2020 Day 8 summary: Egyptian rower El Banna finishes 2nd in Final C, swimmer Ramadan fails to reach the fly final (2)

Ahram Online provides a summary of how Egyptian athletes fare on Friday

29.07.2021
22:58 Ahram Online Egyptian court sentences 24 people to death over 2 terrorist attacks (2)

In 2015, terrorists bombed a bus carrying more than 50 policemen

13:12 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Egypt’s Prime Minister meets DRC counterpart in Cairo for regional discussions (2)

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04:36 BigThink.com Ancient Greek military ship found in legendary, submerged Egyptian city (2)

Egypt's Thônis-Heracleion was the thriving center of Egyptian trade before Alexandria — and before earthquakes drove it under the sea.A rich trade and religious center, the city was at its height from the six to the fourth century BCE.As the city's giant temple collapsed into the Mediterranean, it pinned the newly discovered military vessel underwater. Before Alexander the Great established Alexandria around 331 BCE, one of Egypt's primary ports on the Mediterranean Sea between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE was a place called Thônis-Heracleion. Now researchers from the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM), the same organization that first found the city in 2001, have announced the discovery of a couple of fascinating items from the city's heyday. Pinned beneath fallen temple stones is a surprisingly intact Egyptian military vessel from the second century BCE, and researchers have excavated a large cemetery from the fourth century BCE. Thônis-Heracleion Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiques Thônis-Heracleion was one of the two primary access points to ancient Egypt from the Mediterranean. (The other, Canopus, was discovered in 1999.) For millennia, experts assumed Thônis-Heracleion were two different lost cities, but it's now known that Thônis is simply the city's Egyptian name, while Heracleion is its Greek name. Thônis-Heracleion had been the stuff of legend before it was located, mentioned only in rare ancient texts and stone inscriptions. Herodotus seems to have been referring to Thônis-Heracleion's temple of Amun as the place where Heracles first arrived in Egypt. He also described a visit there by Helen with her lover Paris just before the outbreak of the Trojan War. In addition, 400 years later, geographer Strabo wrote that Heraclion, containing the temple of Heracles, had been located opposite Canopus across a branch of the Nile. Today we know Thônis-Heracleion's location as Egypt's Abu Qir Bay. The sunken port is about 6.5 kilometers from the coast and lies beneath ten meters of water. Both Thônis-Heracleion and Canopus were wealthy in their day, and the temple was an important religious center. This all ended when the Egyptian dynasty created by Ptolemy set out to establish Alexandria as Egypt's center. Thônis-Heracleion and Canopus' trade — and thus wealth — was diverted to the new capital. It was perhaps just as well, given that natural forces eventually destroyed Thônis-Heracleion. Located on the Mediterranean, the ground upon which it was built became saturated and eventually began to destabilize and liquefy. The temple of Amun probably collapsed around 140 BCE. A series of earthquakes sealed the cty's' fate around 800 CE, sending a 100 square-kilometer chunk of the Nile delta on which it was constructed under the waves. The Mediterranean's rising sea level over the next couple thousand years completed the drowning of Thônis-Heracleion. Researchers have recovered a large collection of Thônis-Heracleion's treasures revealing an economically rich culture. Coins, bronze statuettes, and over 700 ancient ship anchors have been pulled from the waters. Divers have also identified over 70 shipwrecks. A giant statue of the Nile god Hapi took two and a half years to bring up. An ancient vessel and a cemetery Gold mask found in a submerged Greek cemetery. Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiques The newly discovered ship was found beneath 16 feet of hard clay, "thanks to cutting-edge prototype sub-bottom profiler electronic equipment," says Ayman Ashmawy of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiques. The military vessel had been moored in Thônis-Heracleion when the temple of Amun collapsed. The temple's enormous blocks fell onto the ship, sinking it. The boat is a rare find — only one other ship of its period has been found. As underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, one of the scientists who found the city, puts it, "Finds of fast ships from this age are extremely rare." At 80 feet long, the boat is six times as long as it is wide. Like its dually-named city, it's an amalgam of Greek and Egyptian ship-building techniques. According to expert Ehab Fahmy, head of the Central Department of Underwater Antiquities at IEASM, the boat has some classical construction features such as mortar and tenon joints. On the other hand, it was built to be rowed, and some of its wood was reused lumber, signature traits of Egyptian boat design. Its flat bottom suggests it was built for navigating the shallows of the Nile delta where the river flows into the Mediterranean. Also found alongside the city's submerged northeastern entrance canal was a large Greek cemetery. The funerary is adorned with opulent remembrances, including a mask made of gold, shown above. A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiques describes its significance, as reported by Reuters: "This discovery beautifully illustrates the presence of the Greek merchants who lived in that city. They built their own sanctuaries close to the huge temple of Amun. Those were destroyed simultaneously and their remains are found mixed with those of the Egyptian temple." Excavation is ongoing, with more of Egypt's ancient history no doubt waiting beneath the waves.

01:37 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Al-Sisi asserts Egypt’s keenness to achieve security, stability in Lebanon (2)

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00:36 Yahoo Tech Egyptian ride-sharing company Swvl plans to go public in a $1.5B SPAC merger (2)

28.07.2021
11:42 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Egypt second favourite tourist destination among Czechs this summer (2)

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10.07.2021
20:58 Ahram Online Egypt’s petroleum minister opens Cairo’s first integrated station serving cars with natural gas, gasoline, electric charging (2)

The fuel station is being operated by state-owned natural gas company, GASTECH, and Italy’s oil industry company, ENI

03.08.2021
18:40 Ahram Online Egypt’s banknotes to go plastic (1)

Tendency to adopt plastic banknotes dates back to February 2019, when CBE announced that it intends to produce some denominations of the Egyptian banknotes in plastic by 2020

11:21 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Egypt receives 4th German-made S-44 submarine (1)

11:21 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Egypt’s Thanaweyya Amma exams conclude amid irregular conditions (1)

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02.08.2021
19:54 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Egypt’s engineering exports increase 54% to $282m in June 2021 (1)

05:54 IsraelNationalNews.Com Egypt's military kills 89 suspected terrorists in Sinai (1)

Egypt has been fighting an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula for several years.

05:22 Ahram Online Tokyo 2020 Day 11 summary: Egypt's Sama Ahmed qualifies for the Kayak 200m quarters (1)

Ahram Online provides a summary of how Egyptian athletes fare on Monday

03:53 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Egyptian Accreditation Council signatory status in AFRAC extended to 2025 (1)

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03:20 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com FBG tops Egypt’s brokerage ranking in July with 30.2% market share (1)

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01.08.2021
23:44 Ahram Online Czech FM keen to increase tourism flow to Egypt, hailing Red Sea resorts as 'the best' despite pandemic (1)

Before the pandemic, around 300,000 Czech tourists had been visiting Egypt annually, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek said

23:44 Ahram Online Galatasaray coach urges Egyptian striker Mostafa Mohamed to prove his worth in the next season (1)

The 23-year-old joined Galatasaray from Zamalek in January on a one and a half season loan deal with the Turkish side, who have the option to make the loan deal permanent before the end of this year

23:44 Ahram Online Czech FM says Prague seeks to boost its investments with Egypt amid large national projects (1)

Kulhánek met with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, during his visit to Cairo

19:30 Ahram Online Tokyo 2020 Day 10 summary: Egypt's handball side beat Bahrain, Table tennis team knocked out by Chin (1)

Ahram Online provides a summary of how Egyptian athletes fare on Sunday

19:30 Ahram Online Overpopulation, limited availability of water resources are Egypt’s main water challenges: Irrigation minister (1)

Whereas Egypt's water resources are about 60 bcm annually, its needs stand at around 114 bcm, Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati said

19:30 Ahram Online Egypt is an attractive country for investments, thanks to its economic reforms over the past seven years: Apache Corp CEO (1)

Al-Ahram interviewed Apache Corp CEO John Christmann, who recently met President El-Sisi during a visit to Cairo, about the company’s ongoing projects and future plans in Egypt

19:30 Ahram Online Egypt enters two week long heatwave: EMA (1)

According to the EMA, the Mediterranean region is currently witnessing a huge increase in temperature that is above average in this time of year

19:30 Ahram Online Art Alert: Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen in concert at Cairo Opera House (1)

The popular singer will perform covers of classic Arabic songs, as well as his latest originals including El-Nesyan and Atshan

19:30 Ahram Online Czech FM keen to resume tourism flow to Egypt, hailing Red Sea resorts as 'the best' despite pandemic (1)

Before the pandemic, around 300,000 Czech tourists had been visiting Egypt annually, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek said

18:24 Jerusalem Post Egypt, Algeria agree on full support for Tunisian president - statement (1)

17:18 Jerusalem Post Eight Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terrorism operations - statement (1)

17:18 TheDailyNewsEgypt.com Egyptian army neutralises 89 terrorists in North Sinai (1)

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14:43 Ahram Online Egypt rolls out QR code certificates for coronavirus vaccination (1)

The certificate costs EGP100 for Egyptians and $10 for foreigners

14:43 Ahram Online PHOTO GALLERY: Egypt's handball team continue to shine; wrestlers and fencers lose (1)

10:52 Ahram Online Egypt labour market: Digital tips for employment (1)

CEO of the Shaghalni job-hunting website Omar Khalifa explains trends in the labour market

10:52 Ahram Online Egypt reports 47 new coronavirus cases, 6 deaths on Saturday (1)

656 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 230,368

07:03 Ahram Online Handball: Egypt beat Bahrain to finish second of Group B in Olympics (1)

Egypt finished second of Group B behind leaders Denmark

07:02 IsraelNationalNews.Com ISIS terrorists kill 5 soldiers in northern Sinai (1)

Islamic State terrorists ambush checkpoint in northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least five troops.

31.07.2021
18:43 TopCor.ru Россия призвала США проигрывать честно на Олимпиаде (1)

Публикации некоторых американских СМИ, а также заявления спортсменов и представителей США об употреблении допинга российскими спортсменами, выступающих на Олимпиаде-2020 в Токио, противоречат духу олимпийского движения и являются примером недобросовестной конкуренцией. Об этом написал посол России в Вашингтоне Анатолий Антонов, комментируя происходящее в Facebook-аккаунте диппредставительства.

13:48 ИноСМИ.Ru The Guardian (Великобритания): олимпийские успехи ROC означают, что «отсутствующая» Россия присутствует на Играх как никогда прежде (1)

Трудно вспомнить Олимпиаду, где наказанная, но не испытывающая чувства вины Россия присутствовала бы столь навязчиво, негодует британский автор. Чего стоит лозунг «We will ROC you!» Однако упреки и обвинения, раздающиеся в адрес России от британцев и американцев, вызывают лишь ехидные усмешки.

11:36 DailyStorm.ru Россиянки взяли серебро и бронзу Олимпиады в стрельбе из винтовки — Daily Storm (1)

Золото досталось спортсменке из Швейцарии

11:08 Ahram Online LIVE: Egypt U23 vs Brazil U23 (Tokyo Olympic Games) (1)

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage of Saturday's match between Egypt and Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympic Games

08:14 Ahram Online Tokyo 2020 Day 9 summary: Egypt's Trap Mixed team finish bottom of qualifiers (1)

Ahram Online provides a summary of how Egyptian athletes fare on Saturday

04:03 Ahram Online Egypt's young swimmer Youssef Ramadan defies odds in Tokyo (1)

The 19-year-old steals the show among Egyptian swimmers after qualifying for the semi-final of the men's 100m butterfly event on his Olympic debut

02:24 IsraelNationalNews.Com 24 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt (1)

Egyptian court sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases.

30.07.2021
23:41 Ahram Online FIFA extends mandate of Egyptian FA interim committee until January (1)

The EFA has not held elections since the summer of 2019 after its board of directors resigned in the wake of Egypt's embarrassing last-16 exit at the African Cup of Nations

22:23 Ahram Online Post authority issues special stamp to mark Egypt's participation in Tokyo Olympics (1)

Egypt Post has always been keen to take part in documenting key events via issuing commemorative stamps and cards