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Friday Photo: At the Cairo Camel Market

Friday Photo: At the Cairo Camel Market December 31, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
This photo was taken at the Birqash Camel Market, just outside of Cairo. Friday is the main market day, when thousands of camels are sold by auction to farmers, butchers, and people involved in the tourist industry. The camel pictured is to be sold for meat rather than riding or work – you can...

Egyptian Museum of Civilization to Open Next Year

Egyptian Museum of Civilization to Open Next Year December 30, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
According to this report by Al Masry Al Youm, Farouk Hosni – Egyptian Minister of Culture – recently announced that the new Egyptian Museum of Civilization will be opened in September 2011. The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is situated in Fustat, not far from the Religion Compound...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 26th December 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 26th December 2010 December 26, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of music going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Sunday Cocoon playing jazz standards at the Cairo Jazz Club. 10:30pm; free. Monday Wust El Balad at After Eight. 10:00pm; minimum...

Friday Photo: Zahi Hawass Chasing Mummies

Friday Photo: Zahi Hawass Chasing Mummies December 24, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
This photo was sent me by a good friend of mine, Dalia Rabie. Although it’s well out of date, it’s just too fabulous not to share. As you can see, it’s the advert for the History Channel documentary series Chasing Mummies, starring – and that is most definitely the right word...