Egypt’s social, cultural digest Aug. 3: Minster of Antiquities to inaugurate St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Gharbia; Egyptian Grand Museum receive 15 wooden pieces of the Khufu ship
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Minster of Antiquities to inaugurate St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Gharbia

Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani will inaugurate St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Samanoud, Nile Delta’s Gharbia, on Saturday, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

After the inauguration ceremony, the Minster and accompanying group will inspect other certain archeological sites in the governorate.

 

Ancient Egyptian Crafts exhibition to open in few months: official

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) will host an exhibition of Ancient Egyptian Crafts that will kick off in coming few months, Youm7 reported NMEC general manager Mahrous Said Wednesday.

The exhibition will include a total of 400 artifacts that have been borrowed from Egyptian Museum, Manail Museum , and Alexandria-based Royal Jewelry Museum.

 

Egyptian Grand Museum receive 15 wooden pieces of the Khufu ship

The under-construction Egyptian Grand Museum (EGM) has received 15 wooden pieces of the Khufu ship as the number of wooden pieces transported to the museum reached 404 pieces so far, said The museum director Mamdouh Taha in a statement.

During the past few years, the GEM received thousands of artifacts from several museums and archaeological sites ahead of its inauguration scheduled for 2018.

Built over 120 acres of land, GEM is located 2 km southwest of the Giza Pyramids and was scheduled to be inaugurated in August 2015, but due to funding issues it has been delayed until August 2018.

 

Tunisian Ghalia Benali perform in Alexandria, Damanhur Friday, Saturday

Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali will perform two concerts in Alexandria and Damanhur city on Friday and Saturday respectively; the two concerts are among the 2016 International Summer Festival, state-owned newspaper al-Ahram reported Wednesday.

 

T.V. host Yosri Fouda comes back to audience with ‘The Fifth Estate’

Egyptian investigative reporter and T.V. host Yosri Fouda will come back to his audience after two years of absence, with introducing a talk show titled “The Fifth Estate” on the German network broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Egyptian al-Ahram newspaper reported Wednesday. The first episode of the program will be aired Friday at 6:15 p.m.

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