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Egypt


  • 1920s "Tutmania" and its Enduring Echoes

    by Gill Paul

    A remarkable confluence of events and circumstances launched a cultural mania for ancient Egypt in Britain and the US with the 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. 



  • Ancient Egypt for the Egyptians

    New books and a documentary consider the entanglement of colonialism with the rise of academic Egyptology.



  • The History Of The Suez Canal

    The Suez Canal, according to Zachary Karabell, has been a nexus for past great power conflicts, anticolonialist struggle, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Now it shows the vulnerability of global capitalism's supply chain infrastructure. 



  • A Bittersweet Homecoming for Egypt’s Jews

    A rare ceremony at an ancient synagogue brought 180 Jews back to Egypt, decades after they were pressured to leave. But few Egyptians knew about it, highlighting government ambivalence.



  • Egypt Unveils Dozens of Newly Discovered Mummies

    Archaeologists in Egypt uncovered a tomb that consisted of a number of chambers that dated from 323 B.C. to 30 B.C. that were accessible through a corridor and sloping set of stairs.



  • Textbook featuring Israeli flag raises ire in Egypt

    Study book for eight graders shows the Israeli flag instead of the Palestinian one on a map of the Middle East, causing the Education Ministry in the country to order the removal of the controversial page from the book and bar it from further distribution while it investigates the matter.



  • Egyptian Mummy Study Suggests Close Ties to Near East

    The study found that the genetic material within the mummies was more similar to ancient peoples of the Near East and the Levant (an area of the eastern Mediterranean including Israel and Palestine) than it is to modern Egyptians.