Daily Culture Digest June 12
Tourists ride camels at the historical site of the Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says it’s still his belief the great pyramids Egypt were built by the Biblical figure Joseph to store grain, and not as tombs for pharaohs. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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Egypt documents collectibles from Jewish synagogues

The Antiquities Ministry initiated a plan to document collectibles from Jewish synagogues throughout Egypt, Youm7 reported. The committee tasked with the documentation announced it has already registered over 95 artifacts in three synagogues surveyed so far.

Penn. museum holds seminar on Egyptian Pyramids

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology held a seminar on the history of the pyramids Saturday, Youm7 reported. Three renowned experts offered their perspectives on how, why and when the last surviving wonder of the ancient world was built.

Top Egyptian archaeologist calls on parliament to back a bill to establish archaeologist syndicate

Egypt’s renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawas submitted a request to the head of the culture, media and antiquities committee at the House of Representatives demanding the ratification of a draft bill to   establish a syndicate for the country’s archaeologists.

Mulaweya troupe to perform at Bibliotheca Alexandrina June 12

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) announced it will host a show for the Mulaweya troupe for religious chants on Sunday June 12, according to Youm7. The show will be performed at the BA’s Arts Center. Tickets range from 40 EGP ($4.50) to 55 EGP.

Al Ahly SC to build a $10m-worth museum 

Al Ahly SC initiated a project to establish a museum for the more than century-old club. The museum will be built in the club’s branch located in 6 October City, Sheikh Zayed, Youm7 reported.

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