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Even Egypt's Ancient Rulers Suffered From Hunger And Disease
2013-03-07 06:24:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A long-standing belief that ancient Egyptian governors and rulers lived the high life is being called into question. A recent excavation of the Qubbet el-Hawa necropolis, in the region of Aswan, has offered up evidence that not even the wealthy rulers of the time could avoid hunger, malnutrition, disease and high infant mortality rate. Researchers from the University of Jaen, along with anthropologists from the University of...

2011-04-08 10:15:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Expeditions, the world leader in engaging travel, is resuming their Wings Over the Nile journey through Egypt and Jordan as travelers clamor to absorb both current events and ancient history. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100525/CL10696LOGO) "We feel the rest of this year presents a rare opportunity for discerning travelers to experience the energy of Egypt without the crowds that can be found at more popular...

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2010-03-29 13:32:20

The Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday that archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor. The recessed niches that are found in most ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld.  The pink granite slab was covered with religious texts and stands at nearly six-foot-tall. The door was discovered in the tomb of User, the chief...

2009-11-20 07:45:00

SONOMA, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma, California resident and chair of the Sonoma, California-Aswan, Egypt Sister City Committee, Sherri Ferris, recently returned from Aswan, Egypt, where she led delegation members of the San Francisco Bay Area "Sacramento Seminar" as they met with the Aswan-Sonoma Sister City Chair, Dr. Ossama A. W Abdel Meguid, Director of the Nubian Museum in Aswan. The group met with many high-level officials, exploring current affairs and political systems,...

2009-05-29 07:45:00

Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:00pm until 10:00pm, Sonoma Meritage Restaurant, 165 West Napa Street (patio tent-side entrance), Sonoma, CA, 95476   SONOMA, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma-Aswan Committee of Sonoma Sister Cities Association will bring together the Bay Area's international community leaders for its second annual benefit reception celebrating Egyptian culture and the special relationship between Aswan, Egypt and Sonoma, California. The Egyptian-themed event will be held on...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

Parks and beaches opened its doors since early morning to welcome visitors and the good weather as well as moderate temperature help people to spend a nice time. Weather forecasters said that the weather would be ideal during the Eid where there will be a moderate temperature in all areas and the weather is moderate autumnally. On the meantime, good sea surface temperature will allow visitors to spend a nice time and practice swimming while sea waves will be one to two meters in the...

2008-08-04 15:00:29

"The Ministry of Irrigation is adopting an all-out policy to be implemented until 2017 with the objective of achieving the utmost benefit of available water resources," said Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mahmoud Abu Zeid Saturday 1/8/2008 during ameeting with Egyptian university youths at the Leaders Preparation Institute in Helwan. These Investments will be channelled into financing projects to be carried out as part of the plan, Abu-Zeid said. He underlined that his ministry...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Golia, Maria Maria Golia reports from Cairo WHEN WINTER COMES to the northern lands, people steel themselves for long months of darkness, damp and bitter cold. The challenges of conducting one's business in the midst of irritating drizzle or pelting rain include sickness, depression and stiffheating bills. The sun's first springtime appearance is greeted with joyous relief and a great deal of disrobing in public parks, as vitamin-D deprived city-dwellers attempt to soak up the precious...

2008-07-14 15:00:46

HOUSTON, July 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- T-3 Energy Services, Inc. ("T-3 Energy") (Nasdaq:TTES) announced today that it has entered into a joint venture arrangement to be effective September 1, 2008, or such earlier date as agreed to by the parties, with Aswan International Engineering Company LLC, ("Aswan"). Aswan, who is a member of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies ("Al Shirawi"), is located in Dubai and provides manufacturing, repair and remanufacturing of oilfield products for...

2006-03-23 22:50:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Egypt is close to eliminating elephantiasis -- one of the world's most disfiguring diseases -- which has plagued the country since the time of the pharaohs, scientists said on Friday. The condition, known officially as lymphatic filariasis (LF), is caused by a microscopic parasitic worm spread by mosquitoes. It can cause devastating symptoms such as grotesquely swollen limbs, as well as fevers and pain. Yet researchers reported in the Lancet medical journal that a simple...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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