Egypt’s social, cultural digest July 27: Ministry tracks whale shark in Red Sea; groundwater floods Alexandria archaeological district; Egyptian photographer wins UNESCO photo contest award
Groundwater flooding Koum el-Shaqaqa archaeological district in Alexandria. Photo by Youm7.
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Environment Ministry tracks whale shark in Red Sea

The Ministry of Environment has announced setting a program to track a whale shark that has appeared in Red Sea, read a statement.

The ministry added that there is cooperation with fishermen and diving centers to follow up on the whale shark’s movement and behavior.

Whale shark spotted in Red Sea, Photo published on Youm7.

Whale shark spotted in Red Sea, Photo published on Youm7.

 

The statement noted that whale shark (Rhincodon typus) belongs to the peaceful shark species despite its large size, and it is not dangerous to humans; it is characterized by its beautiful blue and white skin color.

 

Archeological district in Alexandria sank in groundwater: tourist guide

A tourist guide, Ahmed Youssef, said that the archeological district of Koum el-Shaqaqa in Alexandria has sunk in groundwater and suffers negligence, Youm7 reported.

Youm7 has published photos showing groundwater flooding the district, which sees flocks of foreign tourist groups.

 

 

Groundwater flooding Koum el-Shaqaqa archaeological district in Alexandria. Photo by Youm7.

Groundwater flooding Koum el-Shaqaqa archaeological district in Alexandria. Photo by Youm7.

 

Groundwater flooding Koum el-Shaqaqa archaeological district in Alexandria. Photo by Youm7.

Groundwater flooding Koum el-Shaqaqa archaeological district in Alexandria. Photo by Youm7.

 

Egyptian photographer wins UNESCO photo contest award

Egyptian photographer Mohamed Abdel Gawad won in “Photo and Story” contest organized by the UNESCO in 2015 as part of a campaign called “United with the heritage.”

Abdel Gawad has participated with his photo about the “Moulid.”

 

Winning photo of "Moulid" by Egyptian photographer Mohamed Abdel Gawad in UNESCO photo contest.

Winning photo of “Moulid” by Egyptian photographer Mohamed Abdel Gawad in UNESCO photo contest.

 

“Moulid,” meaning birthday in Arabic, is an Egyptian celebration of a holy person performed by both Muslims and Copts to honor their saints.

 

Art workshop for women at Arish Youth Center

The General department of Women culture at the Central Administration for Studies and Research has organized a series of art workshops at Arish Youth Center that includes embroidery, leather craft courses, jewelry making by beads and other activities.

The workshop has begun on July 24 and is set to end on Thursday, July 28; it comes as part of cooperation protocol between the administration and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

 

Kazakhstani cultural nights in Egypt to resume after 8-yr halt: Minister

Minister of Culture Helmy el Nemnem agreed to host Kazakhstani cultural and art nights in Egypt during October 2016, according to Youm7.

Minister of Culture Helmy el Nemnem  meets with Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Cairo, Perec Warren, Photo by Youm7.

Minister of Culture Helmy el Nemnem meets with Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Cairo, Perec Warren, Photo by Youm7.

 

Kazakhstani activities in the country have been halted for the past eight years; with the last one held in Egypt was in 2008.

The agreement came during a meeting between El-Nemnem and the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Cairo, Perec Warren.

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