Egypt’s Daily Social Digest June 13: Study reveals open buffet service is Pharaonic habit, 2 brothers charged with ‘smuggling’ artifacts dating back to Roman-Greek era
The painted limestone wall relief repatriated from UK shows Pharaoh Seti I receives offerings from Goddess Hathor and mummification God Anubis. Courtesy of the antiquities ministry facebook page.
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Open buffet service is Pharaonic habit: Study

Open buffet service is a Pharaonic habit depicted on the walls of ancient Egyptian temples, according to a study conducted by Egyptian Egyptologist Mohamed Yehia Ewida. He said that ancient houses had a big table as a buffet and millstone for the Pharaohs they contain a buffet, and a millstone for grinding grain of wheat, barley, and an oven to bake bread in all its forms, DPA reported.

 

GACP organizes set of cultural events in Muizz Street during Ramadan

General Authority for Cultural Palaces (GACP) have organized a number of art and cultural events in Muizz Street in Islamic Cairo during the holy Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar when the Muslims worldwide fast, according to a statement from the GACP.

Russian flights to resume soon: ambassador

Russian ambassador to Cairo Sergei Bachenko stated that the suspended Russian flights to Egypt would resume soon. He noted in a celebration of Russian Day at Cairo-based embassy headquarters that his country is keen to enhance the bilateral relations in all fields.

 

2 brothers charged with ‘smuggling’ artifacts dating back to Roman-Greek era

Two Egyptian brothers have been charged of “smuggling artifacts outside the country” after the security forces had confiscated a depot in their house contains dozens of archeological artifacts dating back to Roman Greek era, state-owned newspaper al-Ahram reported Sunday.

 

Anger on social media at destruction of ‘Peace Theater’ in Alexandria

Social media users of Facebook and Twitter have re-shared photos showing destruction of El-Salam theatre in Alexandria; they voiced their anger against the destruction, saying “it is a sign for deterioration of culture.”

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