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Democracy Denied in the Middle East

tabsir , November 21st, 2021


An excellent analysis of U.S. policy in the Middle East by Juan Cole.


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Rethinking Egyptian Cosmology and the Grand Canyon

eelaswad , November 15th, 2021


Desert View of the Grand Canyon (©el-Sayed el-Aswad, October, 2021) This article relates to a previous paper entitled “Egyptian Cosmology and the Grand Canyon” published by Tabsir on…


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Christine Wilson 2021 Graduate Award Winner

foodanthro , November 1st, 2021


Noha Fikry, 2021 Christine Wilson Graduate Award Winner SAFN is happy to announce that the winner of the 2021 Christine Wilson Graduate award winner is Noha Fikry, of…


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H-Egypt Network

tabsir , October 25th, 2021


There is a new resource regarding the study of Egypt from the start of the Islamic era until the present at H-Egypt.


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Water and Summer Heat in Alexandria

eelaswad , October 23rd, 2021


Stanley Bridge, Alexandria (© el-Sayed el-Aswad) After one year of being forced to stay indoors (April ?2020 to May 2021) due to the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic,…


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Egypt in 1876

tabsir , October 20th, 2021


The British diplomat Sir Valentine Chirol (1852-1929) wrote a memoir entitled Fifty Years in a Changing World (New York: Harcourt and Brace, 1928). Among the areas in the…


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Online Books in Halle

tabsir , October 16th, 2021


At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…


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Facebook on King Farouk

tabsir , July 21st, 2021


There is a Facebook site about Egypt’s last king, Farouk, with pictures from his time in office.


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King Tut’s Tomb in Color

tabsir , July 17th, 2021


Nice site with photos of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922.


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ARCHAEOASTRONOMY – THE COSMIC LANDSCAPE

Anthrophile , June 1st, 2021


“We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we…


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Being Si Al Sayed

Joel Abdelmoez , May 22nd, 2021


Music videos in the Arab world, and not least in Egypt, are at the same time widely viewed, popular and relatively understudied. They can reflect pressing contemporary issues, controversial…


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Excavating Egyptology

tabsir , May 2nd, 2021


The New York Review of Books has an interesting review of three recent books on the archaeology and filmic versions of ancient Egypt.


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Images from the 19th century “Bible World”

tabsir , April 21st, 2021


There were many books written by Christian missionaries and clergy during the 19th century. While the text itself has long since been outdated, the engravings are still fascinating…


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Parading with the Pharaohs

tabsir , April 4th, 2021


Yesterday there was an extravaganza parade in Cairo parading the embalmed remains of 22 ancient Egyptian pharaohs to their new “eternal” resting place in the National Museum of…


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Oldest Beer Site

tabsir , March 31st, 2021


Check out this report in The Guardian on what may be the oldest site for producing beer in the world. Of course it was discovered by archaeologists…


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Leivestad, Hege Høyer, Johanna Markkula and Elisabeth Schober: Beyond Suez. Escalating Ship Sizes and their Consequences

focaal_admin , March 30th, 2021


Stuck At the height of this pandemic’s third wave, with many of us sitting in what by now feels like an eternal lockdown, images of a gigantic ship…


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Amish Camels

tabsir , March 25th, 2021


The image above, a drawing from the 1850s, epitomizes how the camel has been imagined for everyone in America, the West and just about everywhere outside the area…


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Pythagorus in Egypt

tabsir , March 24th, 2021


The Greek mathematician Pythagorus, considered the founder of mathematics, left his home in Samos for Egypt in 535 BCE. A decade later he was captured and taken prisoner…


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Cairo in 1920

tabsir , February 20th, 2021


This is an interesting Youtube video posted by Mostafa Khalifa. It has the voice of Munira al-Mahdiya with footage taken in Cairo and Alexandria in 1920.


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Visual Letter Art

tabsir , February 17th, 2021


An Egyptian graphic designer named Mahmoud Tammam has created some fascinating word images in Arabic. Check out a discussion of his work here and here.


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Jobseekers in Dubai in the time of COVID-19 (IV)

Fino , February 12th, 2021


Part Four: “When will this Covid be over?” During the first month of T.’s search for work in Dubai, Covid-19 felt like something that had happened last spring….


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Jobseekers in Dubai in the time of COVID-19 (III)

Fino , February 11th, 2021


Part Three: A Travel Agent selling Freedom For the second half of my stay, I lived in a shared accommodation of mostly Egyptian men in Ajman, which is…


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Jobseekers in Dubai in the time of COVID-19 (II)

Fino , February 10th, 2021


Part Two: New Opportunities, New Stress In the Gulf region, Dubai has been a forerunner in the transformation towards a neoliberal market of skills and hands. Gulf countries…


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Baba ‘Aris (1950)

tabsir , February 9th, 2021


Youtube has quite a few old Egyptian films with music, dancing, the colorful Egyptian dialect and some very strange plots. Baba ‘Aris is well worth watching… For details…


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