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2011-07-21 12:20:42

'Facebook revolutionaries' find challenges outside virtual world Despite helping to push Hosni Mubarak and his regime from power, Egypt's liberals and pro-democracy activists are having trouble moving from revolution to politics, according to a recent article in the World Policy Journal (published by SAGE). In this in-depth look at the Egyptian political landscape, the article's author, Jenna Krasjeki, examines various groups vying for influence and public support in the run-up to elections...

2011-06-24 07:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scenic Cruises, the luxury, quality and value leader of European river cruising, and division of Scenic Tours, announced its 2012 offerings for river cruises in some of the world's most historic destinations. The 2012 cruise schedule is highlighted by generous Early Bird savings for all departures reserved by October 31, 2011, subject to availability. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110624/LA25696) The Rhine, Main, Moselle,...

2011-06-23 09:07:00

CANNES, France, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A global research survey, commissioned by worldwide advertising network Ogilvy & Mather, has asked what people, brands and places people find inspiring. Top line results find Albert Einstein appearing most consistently in the top three inspiring people across Europe, Russia and the US. The Pyramids, Egypt, appear in the top three inspirational places most frequently across Europe and Russia and Disney features is the most inspirational...

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2011-06-21 09:58:27

By Amanda Chalifoux, University of Cincinnati A recent find by a University of Cincinnati archeologist suggests an ancient Cypriot city was well protected from outside threats.  That research, by UC's Gisela Walberg, professor of classics, will be presented at the annual workshop of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Center in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 25, 2011. Since 2001, Walberg has worked in modern Cyprus to uncover the ancient city of Bamboula, a Bronze Age city that was an...

2011-06-16 08:57:00

HOUSTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today reported five new oil discoveries in its Faghur Basin play in the far southwest of Egypt's Western Desert oil and gas province. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/DA21238) Apache also said that the AG-96 development well in the Abu Gharadig Concession tested 3,347 barrels of oil and 1 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas per day from the Lower Bahariya formation. The well - drilled...

2011-06-13 07:59:00

CAIRO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent Investment and Commitments From HP, Cisco and Motorola Reinforce Strength of Egypt's ICT Sector - Hewlett-Packard (HP) and ITIDA sign MoU providing world-class training to Egyptian hardware companies - Cisco invests $10million to seed sustainable job creation and economic growth in Egypt - Motorola expands regional operations in Egypt Egypt continues to prove its appeal as...

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2011-06-09 05:20:00

A Harvard expert in cultural heritage microbiology reports that a "fingerprint" left behind by ancient Egyptian microbes might indicate that King Tut's burial was conducted hastily. The pharaoh's tomb includes elaborately painted walls covered with dark brown spots that mar almost every surface.  However, despite nearly a century of scientific investigation, the precise identity of these spots remains a mystery.  So Harvard microbiologist Ralph Mitchell set out to find an...

2011-06-01 07:01:00

LITTLETON, Colo., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to giving cruisers more "suite" options in Europe with a trio of Suite Ships in 2012, Avalon Waterways is preparing to invite travelers aboard three unique ships on four new itineraries in Egypt and Southeast Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110601/LA11599) "As more travelers adopt river cruising as their preferred travel style, they want to broaden their experiences," said Patrick Clark, managing director of...

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2011-05-27 05:40:00

According to a documentary to be aired by the BBC on Monday, archaeologists have uncovered as many as 17 buried pyramids in Egypt by using infrared imaging from NASA satellites. The team has already confirmed two of the suspected pyramids through excavation work. "I couldn't believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt," Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama, who led the research, told BBC. "To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist." According to the report,...

2011-05-27 02:00:00

LONDON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the high demand for half term www.dealchecker.co.uk is dedicated to finding the best deals available "On a daily basis our enthusiastic team scours the web to find the best possible travel deals available. For parents still wondering how they will entertain the family this half term we would recommend a spontaneous getaway, there is still plenty of availability for late May and early June." Commented Alex Saint, Managing Director at...


Latest Egypt Reference Libraries

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-12-13 14:01:55

The Egyptian Mau is the only naturally spotted breed of domesticated cat; its spots are not only on the coat, but on the skin of the cat as well. The Mau is similar to the Ocicat and the Bengal, but the Ocicat's spots were bred-in, and the Bengal is much larger than the Egyptian Mau. The Mau is a medium sized shorthair breed. Its body is compact much like the Burmese and slim like a Siamese. The Mau has a muscular body with its hind legs longer than the front, which gives the Mau the...

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2007-01-19 12:26:34

The jungle cat (Felis chaus), also called the swamp lynx (although not related to the lynxes), is a small cat with a rather short tail. Dependent on the subspecies the color of the fur is yellowish-grey to reddish-brown. While vertical bars are visible on the fur of kittens, these bars disappear in adult cats. Due to the pointed ears and the long legs this cat resembles a small lynx. This cat is distributed over Egypt, West Asia, India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. It inhabits various...

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