Egypt’s culural digest July 21: Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome hosts RomAfrica Film Festival; Afro-Chinese Arts, Folklore festival kick off Thursday in Cairo
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Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome hosts RomAfrica Film Festival

The Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome hosted the RomAfrica Film Festival, which took place at the academy headquarters in Rome-based Casa del Cinema from July 13 to 16, Youm7 reported.
11-years-old restoration works in Aisha Fahmy Palace completed: official

Fine Arts Sector of the Culture Ministry has taken the administration of Arts Complex at Aisha Fahmy Palace after 11 years of restoration and development, Youm7 reported an official in the sector.
The palace was constructed in 1907 and was designed by Italian architect Antonio Lasciac. It loactes on 270 meter square and include 30 rooms, 2 halls, and basement abd roof, according to the official website of the state-owned Co, of the Arab Contractors.

 

Afro-Chinese Arts, Folklore festival kick off Thursday in Cairo

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs, organizes the first round of the Afro-Chinese Arts and Folklore festival that kicked off Thursday in Cairo, state-owned newspaper al-Aharm reported.
The inauguration ceremony of the six-day festival will be held at the Manial Palace, while cultural shows will be daily performed in the Cairo Opera House. Parades also will be performed in Cairo streets.
Giza Plateau will be inaugurated in 3 months: Minister

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani announced that the Giza Plateau will be inauguarted in three months after being developed, Ahram reported Thursday.

He noted that the government is currently working on developing a number of archeological sites to serve the tourism sector.
Pope Tawadros II gives weekly sermon in archeological Hanging Church

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria gave Wednesday hsi weekly sermon in the archeological Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church) downtwon, Youm7 reported Thursday.
Four days ago, Ministers of Antiquities and Culture, Khalid Al-Anani and Helmy al-Namnam respectively, have inspected the Fortress of Babylon, Coptic Museum and the Temple of the Jewish Ben Ezra in Old Cairo. The tour comes in light of inspecting an area behind the Hanging Church to change it into a theater for artistic and cultural events.

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