Latest Egypt Stories

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...

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...

2011-05-16 06:30:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: NLTX), a company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for therapeutics for cardiovascular disease, today announced its first quarter financial results for 2011. Financial Results For the three months ended March 31, 2011, Nile reported a net loss of approximately $1.2 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to a net loss of approximately $1.9 million, or $0.07 per share, during the first quarter of...

2011-04-26 06:00:00

CHICAGO, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K Squared Communications is working with Heartland International and Ya'lla Tours USA to provide hands-on support for two international outreach programs. Kate Koziol, president of K Squared Communications, will be traveling with members of the press and the travel agency community to Egypt with Ya'lla Tours USA, to assess the tourism situation and to determine what can improve the situation and with Heartland International to Kenya to work with...

2011-04-25 06:10:00

A Google executive who had become the hero of the Egyptian revolution said Sunday he planned to step away from his stint at the Internet search giant and start his own venture in Egypt, AFP reports. Wael Ghonim, head of marketing for Google"Ëœs Middle East and North Africa markets, said in a message on micro-blogging site Twitter that he "decided to take a long term sabbatical from Google & start a technology focused NGO to help fight poverty & foster education in Egypt."...

2011-04-15 08:36:00

CAIRO, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo - "Cutting Mobile Communications and Internet During the Egyptian Revolution was Inappropriate" The Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers has announced a review of the current communications law, and in particular article no. 67 which stipulates that proper authorities of the land can instruct service providers and mobile operators to cut their services in the case of any disaster or situation jeopardizing the national security of...

2011-04-13 15:14:00

Jailed Member of Mubarak's Parliament Hopes for a Fair Trial WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This statement is being released by Qorvis Communications on behalf of Stanley Rowe: Almost one month after Hosni Mubarak stepped down from his post as President of Egypt, The Washington Post examines the case of Ahmed Ezz, a steel tycoon who was arrested and charged for profiting from political connections. In the article, "The rise and fall of Egypt's most despised...

2011-04-13 06:00:00

What Was Their Role in the Uprising? Do They Hope to Move Egypt Toward an Islamic State? How Will They Handle Emerging Democratic Principles? "The only time we've seen [the Muslim Brotherhood] with masses is by directing how they moved in Tahrir Square. They were very organized, very quiet..." -- Emad El Din Adeeb, Egyptian media mogul Inside The Muslim Brotherhood premieres Wednesday, April 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world watched...

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...

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.

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.