Through a set of archeological journeys, the author pursues his passion of the civilization of the Pharaohs and their awe-inspiring antiquities- in addition to their great impact on humanity and generations that followed. Dr. Zahi Hawass explores the notion of the Pharaonic curse and its authenticity, as well as the Pharaonic journeys. He describes their mummies and the secret of red mercury, the effects of their meetings with the key figures of their age, the tales of the Sphinx, the children of Israel in Egypt and several Pharaonic adventures in the Valley of Kings. It is an endeavor to highlight the Pharaonic value and the role the Pharaohs played in developing life.
The artist and minister Farouk Hosny talked about the secrets of 23 years of cultural work during his tenure as the Egyptian Minister of Culture. He reveals the back scenes of that period with all its struggles and crises.
The book includes 15 chapters dealing with confrontations with the former minister about his most famous cultural battles such as the “Sea Weed Banquet”, the battle of the UNESCO, the hijab crisis, the victory of Naguib Mahfouz with the Nobel Prize, the attempted assassination of him, the loss of the poppy flower and the restoration campaign of Sphinx, for which he was named the Minister of Sphinx. ”
The book also includes Farouk Hosny’s relationship with some of the Arab ministers of culture and leaders whom he met during his tenure as a minister.
As Morgan showed in Lost History, issued in 2007, how the modern world owes to the unremembered Arab Muslim thinkers, he highlights the radically developed theories of mathematicians, astronomers, biologists, chemists, doctors and others. Thousand years ago, thinkers predicted, unexpectedly, the 21st century thought in areas such as natural selection of species, creation of artificial life, emerging theories of time and space, psychotherapy, theories of human consciousness and the fusion of art with high mathematics and modern space-time theory.
The author chronicles and analyzes these rapid developments in early Islamic science and thought. He then questions how these intellectual breakthroughs have gone so far outside the familiar frame of modern intellectual freedom, innovation and modernism. How are the frameworks of Western and Islamic scientific thought intertwined? What are the lessons learned from early Islamic fiction that can be applied to modern science and discovery?
She is “daddy’s daughter” such was her mother’s description, warning both her sisters not to disclose everything to her, or else she would reveal it to their father. She is not only her father’s daughter, but you could also say that she adores him and his lifestyle- she follows his footsteps in every way – even her tone of voice and intonation resembles very much her father, the late president Mohamed Anwar El Sadat. She is ‘Ruqaya”, the eldest daughter of President Sadat, who decided to open her box of memories with a father whom she never stops mentioning his name and deeds, with tireless revelation of her obsessive assertions that the assassination that claimed his life on the October victory celebration, was a conspiracy beyond the Islamist boundaries. As such, the author’s memories are intertwined with the events she had lived through, to produce this must-read piece of work, as she is “daddy’s daughter”.
A book that has not been issued before for the great writer Anis Mansour. He narrates his stories with great people such as: Abbas El Akkad, Tawfiq El Hakim, Taha Hussein, Abd El Halim Hafez, Mohamed Abd El Wahab, Sarkozy, Mitterrand, Anwar El Sadat, Gamal Abd El Nasser, Obama, Taheya Karioka, Samia Gamal, Kamel El Shennawy, and Madiha Yousry.
The great Egyptian archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, takes us in a tour through memories. The journey does not stop at a specific age, or a particular monument; rather it roams through Pharaonic, Islamic, Christian, Byzantine monuments, among other civilizations. It visits several places, capitals and Arab countries (including Jerusalem and Iraq). You will simply be amazed; you will get to learn a number of secrets and facts the author discloses for the first time.
Although he is not the first among Egyptians to be an international football player, Mohammed Salah has won the of pride of his city, the support of his country and the love of millions in the world.
The book describes the details of his journey of decline and challenge until he reached the summit, and how he became a model for many people regardless of their nationalities and backgrounds.
The reason for this is that he is not only a model in playing football, but in modesty, manners, commitment and compliance.
What ties me to these countries are not the maps drawn in the geography school book, or the ancient history that closely connected Egypt and the Levant, nor any religious predisposition pertaining to the life stories of the Prophets’ what ties me to the Levant are specific details, the soft beautiful voice of Fayrouz, fragments of worn out collection of poems on the bookshelf of my grandpa carrying the name of Nizar Qabbany and the fine and strong dancing steps shaking the floor underneath in Baalbak. All these details were essential elements in the formation of my dream of visiting these countries.