Egypt’s culture digest July 14: Collection of King Khufu’s papyri exhibited at Egyptian Museum; Egypt investigates into Pokemon Go app’s ‘possible threats on national security’
King Khufu's papyri discovered in Wadi El-Jarf port in 2013- The papurs is exhibed at The Egyptian Museum downtown Thursday- Ohoto courtesy of the Ministry of Aniquities
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Collection of King Khufu’s papyri exhibited at Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum in downtown hosts Thursday, for the first time, a collection of King Khufu’s papyri discovered in Wadi El-Jarf port, 24 km south of Zaafarana area and 119 km off the town of Suez, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Wednesday in a statement.

“The papyri were discovered in 2013 by a Franco-Egyptian mission led by French Egyptologist Pierre Tallet and Egyptian Egyptologist Sayed Mahfouz. It shows the daily and style of life of workers in this port during the reign of fourth dynasty king Khufu. It also highlights that workers and employees at Wadi El-Jarf port have participated in the construction of the Great pyramid at Giza plateau, which on its turn indicates the highly efficient administrative system in the Khufu’s reign,” the statement read.

 

Egypt investigates into Pokemon Go app’s ‘possible threats on national security’

Egyptian Cabinet Spokesperson Hossam Gawish announced that the Egyptian concerned bodies have launched an investigation into cell-phone apps that “could endanger the Egyptian national security, “ al-Arabia net reported Thursday. His remarks came amid governmental concerns over Pokemon Go app, as they double such app could be used in intelligence and spying.

 

Landslide unearths archeological crypt in Alexandria

A landslide has occurred in western Alexandria, unearthing an archeological crypt beneath the ground, Youm7 reported. A committee from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities went to the site to inspect the archeological site.

 

Bayt Al-Sinnari organizes four-day violin workshop

Bayt Al-Sinnari, (the Arabic for Sennary House) organizes a four-day workshop for the youth to learn playing violin, state-owned newspaper reported Thursday. The workshop will convene July 24. The workshop will be presented by Opera House violinist Ahmed Hassan at 3:00 p.m. during the four days.

 

India is a guest of honor in the 14th Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival

India will be a guest of honor in the 14th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Summer Festival, scheduled to open July 29. The 11-day festival will be opened by Lebanese musician Marcel Khalife’s concert, Youm7 reported Thursday.

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