Egypt’s culture digest June30: Giza Pyramids decorated to mark June 30 anniversary; 1st ballet school opens in Upper Egypt
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)

CAIRO: No more browsing site to site, you can have a look for Egypt’s top culture news June 29 here:


Giza Pyramids decorated to mark June 30 anniversary

Giza Pyramids has been decorated by the date June 30 in green color to mark the third anniversary of June 30 mass protests that took to the streets in 2013 against the ex-regime of President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted on July 3.


First ballet school kicks off in Upper Egypt

A group of Egyptian youths specialized in arts called “Alwanat” has opened the first ballet school in Upper Egypt’s Minya, reported Youm7. The multi-hall school includes 41 children aged from 4-16 years old.

The children will be trained by specialized trainers, and then will participate in debut ballet shows in Minya. Most ballet training centers are available in Cairo and Alexandria.


Egypt restores ancient limestone tablet from Paris

The Egyptian embassy in Paris received a limestone tablet that dates back to the Thirtieth Dynasty 360-343 BC from Millon auction house in Paris on June 27.

A picture showing the upper half of the ancient Egyptian lioness goddess Sekhmet is carved on the 80-kg restored tablet.


June 30: Marionette show at Zamalek’s ‘Elbet Alwan’

Elbet Alwan in Zamalek district will hold a puppetry show Thursday at 9:30 p.m. The ticket fee including drinks is 50EGP, and without drinks is 35 EGP.

For inquiries about the event: 01018560510


July 3: Nubian dance show at Institut Français d’Egypte

The Nubian Tannu team will perform a dance show on African Egypt music at the Institut Français d’Egypte (the French institute in Egypt) on July 3. The venue is located in Mounira district, Cairo.

Access to the event is for free; it is set to begin at 11 p.m. and last for an hour. The program includes dancing, special Nubian drinks and henna drawing.

Recommend to friends

Leave a comment