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2013-09-08 12:20:13

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity and its Egyptian secular allies and friends, are pleased to inform the public of the success of a visit by a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Egypt to strengthen the relationship between the American People and Egypt and to deepen the US-Egyptian alliance against terrorism and extremism. The delegation included Republican and Democratic Representatives Dana Rohrabacher, Michele Bachmann, Louie Golmert, Dana...

Why Egyptians Used Multiple Coffins
2013-08-23 10:03:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In his PhD dissertation paper, Anders Bettum of the University of Oslo describes the reasons behind why Egyptians buried their dead in multiple coffins. Egyptian mummies were burried in multiple coffins that nested within each other, similar to the iconic Russian matryoshka dolls. The child king Tutankhamun (1334-24 BC), for instance, was burred in as many as eight coffins, an unusually large numbered compared to other ancient Egyptian...

2013-08-15 09:37:01

The Arab Spring A new movement of young Egyptian Muslim committed to voluntary social work has given many young people a stronger social and political consciousness, and the courage to change the country. This is the conclusion of anthropologist Sara Lei Sparre from the University of Copenhagen in her newly submitted PhD thesis. She followed a group of young Egyptians before and after the historic protests in the Tahrir Square in 2011 leading to the fall of President Mubarak. During the...

2013-08-07 16:25:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spirit of supporting Egypt's democratic transition, two senior representatives of the United States and the European Union, Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean Bernardino Leon, have been working together intensively over the past week to urge the government and opposition parties to begin a process of genuine reconciliation, and move ahead inclusively to consider...

2013-07-04 08:20:40

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity congratulates the Egyptian people for successfully ousting the totalitarian regime of President Morsi. General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi, just announced that the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court would take the powers of the presidency and has temporarily suspended the Egyptian Constitution. The military intentionally handed over power to not replicate their mistake of assuming power after Mubarak was deposed....

2013-06-17 08:24:29

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is taking up a critical issue this week through hosting their fourth annual conference titled To What Extent Will the U.S. and the International Community Support an Islamist Government in Egypt? This timely topic follows on the heels of the unprecedented attack on the Coptic Papal seat at St. Mark's earlier this year as well as continued systematic discrimination and persecution of Egypt's Coptic minority. The...

2013-04-01 08:20:39

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The demands of the youth who triggered the Egyptian revolution were fair, simple, and straightforward: prosperity, freedom, social justice, and human dignity. American Egyptians and advocates of the strategic alliance between the two peoples, watch with full attention and a wary eye the escalating assault on freedom of speech by a government and a presidency that committed themselves to fulfilling the demands of the Egyptian youth and...

2012-05-22 09:05:36

Majority of Egyptians Faults Brotherhood Fielding its Own Candidate As Egypt prepares this week to elect its first president since the 2011 revolution, a new University of Maryland poll finds the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate tied for fourth place. Researchers describe the race as fluid. The poll confirms the strategic damage inflicted by the Brotherhood's decision to field its own candidate, after saying it would not. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed (71 percent) called the...

Ancient Egyptians May Have Domesticated Native Cotton
2012-04-03 13:25:12

Scientists have studied 1,600 year old cotton from the banks of the Nile and have found what they believe to be evidence of early crop evolution. These findings are the first to find this kind of evolution in a major crop group, especially since plant domestication has a relatively short history. The findings offer an insight into how crop evolution works as a part of general agriculture. They might also help scientists and researchers better equip today´s crops as they face major...

2012-03-12 14:49:56

A wooden statue of a king, a private offering chapel, a monumental building and remains of over 80 animal mummies found by a University of Toronto-led team in Abydos, Egypt reveal intriguing information about ritual activity associated with the great gods. Professor Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations presented her team's findings at a recent meeting of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities. The wooden statue is one of very few...