Update Egypt’s local news digest Nov. 3: Egyptian Museum celebrates 94th anniversary of King Tut tomb discovery
King Tut collection to go on display at the Egyptian Museum as of Nov. 4. the antiquities ministry facebook page.

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Egyptian Museum celebrates 94th anniversary of King Tut tomb discovery

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo will showcase a set of artifacts from the collection of Tutankhamen Friday on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the discovery of Egypt’s most famous Pharaoh, the antiquities ministry announced in a statement.

Among the artifacts on display is the pharaoh’s jewelry box made of gilded wood and ivory in addition to a set of royal scepters, said Director of the Egyptian Museum Sabah Abdel Razek.

A statue showing King Tut standing and wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt will be also among the artifacts to be displayed, she said, adding that the exhibit will last till the end of November.

The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922 in the west bank of Luxor by Howard Carter was probably the most significant archaeological discovery of the 20th century as it contributed to a better appreciation of the ancient Egyptian civilization and a better understanding of burial customs in ancient Egypt.

“It is the only archaeological site in Egypt to be discovered intact with more than 1,200 artifacts including the Golden Mask, the icon of the Egyptian civilization that is currently on display in the Egyptian museum in Cairo,” tour guide and Egyptologist Magdy Mohsen told The Cairo Post.

Howard Carter (1874 –1939) was a British Egyptologist who became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of 14th-century B.C. Pharaoh Tutankhamen.

Tutankhamen (1332 B.C – 1323 B.C), whose name means ‘Living Image of God’ Amun, was an 18th Dynasty pharaoh. He was the son of Pharaoh Akhenaten and ascended to the throne of Egypt at the age of nine before he was married to his half-sister, Ankhesenpaaten.


240 Egyptian Youth Gain Access to English and New Opportunities: statement

CAIRO – Completing a two-year program of English language study, 240 young Egyptians from throughout the country graduated today from the English Access Partnership Program, the US embassy in Cairo announced in a press release Thursday.

The EAPP provided these students two years of high-quality English language training and the opportunity to participate in extracurricular language learning activities.

U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft presented certificates to the new graduates.  “English language skills will be an immense asset to you,” he said, “but the program has also given you access to new worlds of learning, to new cultures, to new employment opportunities.  This program has an excellent reputation, and its graduates have an exceptional performance record.  As part of the program’s legacy, you surely have the skills to succeed.”

EAPP is funded by the United States Agency for International Development in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office.  AMIDEAST and the American University in Cairo organized the EAPP classes and extracurricular activities for the students.  In completing the EAPP, these students join more than 3200 Egyptian youth from less privileged families who have learned English through the Access program since 2006.

The Access Program is one of over 30 programs the U.S. Embassy offers to thousands of learners and teachers of English across Egypt.


Antiquities min. inaugurates Kom Oshim museum

Antiquities Minister Khaled el Anany inaugurated Thursday Kom Oshim Museum after 10 years of renovation, the antiquities ministry announced in a statement Thursday.

The museum houses a collection of 320 artifacts spanning the history of Fayoum as well as the traditions of its inhabitants, said Elham Salah, Head of the ministry’s museums section.

Some of these objects were among the museum’s previous collection while the others are on display for the first time, she added.

“The inauguration of such museum came within the framework of the ministry’s of antiquities to conserve and inaugurate closed museums and open new archaeological sites as well as encouraging tourism to the country,” said Anany.

The restoration project, with a budget estimated at 650,000 EGP, included the installation of new security an lighting systems, old showcases were replaced with new ones, the external iron fence of the museum was extended for 3 meters higher and new controlling towers were installed, said Waadallah Abul Ela, Head of the Project Department.


The Netherlands Embassy organizes the 5th Orange Bike Day

(Press Release) – On Friday 18 November 2016, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt will organize the 5 th annual Orange Bike Day. This year’s event focuses on sustainability and sustainable business, and goes with the slogan: Orange is the new Green.

The Netherlands is known worldwide as a pioneer in the integration of cycling as a low-cost alternative in urban transport, so reducing car traffic and pollution within cities.

By organizing this cycling event, the Embassy continues its efforts to promote the potential of bicycles as a clean, healthy and efficient alternative means of transportation in urban environments.

The Embassy started the Orange Bike Day in Egypt back in 2012 with around 400 participants. Since then it has been organized annually, with participation growing every year so that more than 3,000 cyclists participated in Orange Bike Day 2015.

Together with E7gezly, Dutch companies Farm Frites, Frico, Unilever and Fayrouz are the main sponsors of Orange Bike Day 2016. The event is organized with the support of Egypt’s Global Biking Initiative and Abou El Goukh.


Egypt’s army kills 6 militants, arrests on 4 others in N.Sinai

Six militants were killed after clashes with Egyptian military forces in restive North Sinai over the past 24 hours, Egyptian Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Thursday.

The military forces combed total of 36 agricultural areas used by the militants to hide their terrorist activities, the statement added. They also arrested on four others.


Minister of Agriculture talks on exported potatoes with Russia Veterinary Surveillance Service

Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Essam Fayed will discuss Egyptian agriculture exports with a delegation from the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

The meeting will tackle the safety measures for the Egyptian potatoes that will be exported to Russia, after Moscow has lifted import ban on the Egyptian potatoes.


EgyptAir mulls to increase price of flight tickets

EgyptAir Co. is considering a decision of increasing the flight tickets, a move has been taken after the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) floated the currency against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, Youm7 reported an official at the company.


Egypt sees mild weather on Friday

Egyptian meteorologists expected that weather would be mild over Egypt as Cairo to see sees 24⁰ C on Friday, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

Since Wednesday, Egypt saw a notable decrease in the temperature accompanied by light rains in the northern parts, said Egyptian Meteorology Authority (EMA) spokesperson Wahid Saudi on Monday.


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