Misconceptions About Siwa

By Enas el Masry Far away from Egypt’s modern societies, an ancient community lies in the heart of the Western Desert, preserving not only its...

Euro-Dolls Competition at Sofitel El Gezirah

Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah, in association with the Institute Francais d’Egypte (IFE) Organized the Euro Dolls challenge with local artists from the Department of...

Kafr Wahb: A Model for all Villages

‘Kafr Wahb,’ a small village located in the heart of Menofiya, some 60 km from Cairo, was selected in 2013 by the United Nations...

Gharb Soheil: A Village Saved from Diaspora

by  Riad Tawfik   With the construction of the Aswan Dam, later known as the High Dam, came the largest immigration of Nubians from their homeland...

Sa7el: The Egyptian Riviera

By Amina El Fayoumy El-Sahel’s 250-kilometer strip has become the prime summer destination for Egypt’s upper and upper-middle classes.  But just how did it come...

Urbanizing Borg El Borollos

by Ahmed Kafafi Photos courtesy of Ibrahim Shalabi and Abdel Wahab Abdel El Mohsen Foundation for Culture, Arts and Development The small fishing village of Borg...

Ismailia – Egypt’s Garden City

written and photographed by Ahmed Kafafi Although small as a city Ismailia is big as a governorate. Located 120km from Cairo it offers sightseeing, culture and...

THE WHITE DESERT

By Sankalita Shome Photography by Faris Hassanein #November 2010   The White Desert can make for a very interesting trip in Egypt, especially for nature lovers with...

Amr Ibn El Aas: The First Mosque

By Soha Khater   In the heart of Old Cairo surmounted by a number of ancient Coptic churches, a Coptic museum and a synagogue, is the...

Nostalgia for Village Life: Haj Radi Remembers Hassan Fathi

written and photographed by Ahmed Kafafi Haj Ahmed Radi, son of the late architect Hassan Fathi’s guard, belongs to a generation that fought in the...

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