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Local news for Luxor, Egypt continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Yesterday | New Vision

US man creates kingdom in Africa for daughter

Fathers often see their daughters as royalty. But a few months ago, when Emily Heaton said she wanted to be a princess, her father Jeremiah quickly found her a kingdom.


Related Topix: Abingdon, VA, World News, Africa, Egypt

Tuesday | PanArmenian Network

Tom Hanks finishes Egyptian shoot for "A Hologram for the King"

PanARMENIAN.Net - Tom Hanks has finished shooting scenes for A Hologram for the King in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, according to the president of the Egyptian Film Center, The Hollywood Reporter said.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Photography, Arts, 3

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Egypt Today

Ramadan Around Egypt

Ramadan in Cairo has a magical atmosphere, with the murmur of late-night prayers, strings of colorful lights decorating houses and mosques, children carrying exquisite candle-lit fawanees and, of course, trays upon trays of yummy Oriental sweets.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Religion News Service

Why Mormons need the Book of Abraham

This Bas-relief detail from Luxor has absolutely nothing to do with Joseph Smith.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), World News, Egypt

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sinkhole opens up temple of doom

OH NO. Tourists are being treated to a surreal view as they raft down this popular river: three huge plane fuselages.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Travel

Sun Jul 06, 2014

News Times

Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

In this Monday, May 26, 2014 file photo, an Egyptian man smokes a cigarette by election campaign posters with Arabic that reads, "long live Egypt, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi," during the first day of a presidential election in Cairo, Egypt.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Free Republic

King Mentuhotep II's chapel unearthed in Sohag

At the Arabet Abydos area in Sohag, where the large temple of King Seti I is located, an Egyptian excavation mission from the Ministry of Antiquities and Heritage stumbled upon a limestone ancient Egyptian chapel from the 11th Dynasty.


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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Christian teacher jailed for blasphemy

An Egyptian appeals court upheld a blasphemy conviction against a Coptic Christian teacher and sentenced her to six months in prison on Sunday, overturning an earlier ruling that only imposed a fine.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Daily Mail

Was the missing Persian army killed in an AMBUSH? Hieroglyphs may...

Professor Kaper says that disappearance of a Persian army in 524 BC has been solved, thanks to deciphering ancient temple blocks In 524 BC, a Persian army of 50,000 men sent by King Cambyses II marched into the Egyptian desert from Thebes - now known as Luxor.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Nation

Mask of democracy slips in Egypt

Long jail sentences handed down to three Al Jazeera journalists should be a wake-up call for the international community The deep divides in Egyptian society have been laid bare by the government's refusal to commute death sentences handed down to 183 people accused of attacking a security outpost in 2013.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Prison, Muslim Brotherhood, Opinion


Egyptian Artist Gives Gift of Art to North...

Egyptian artist Alaa Awad is giving a gift to the city of North Adams: an original, nearly 60-foot-long mural on the base of the Route 2 overpass.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, North Adams, MA, Adams, MA

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Egyptian jailed for insulting Islam on Facebook

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Coptic Christian man to six years in prison for insulting Islam and stirring up sectarian strife in his village, his lawyer told AFP today.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam, World News, Egypt

Tue Jun 24, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Alaa Awad paints for peace at Downstreet Art in North Adams

Bringing the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 to the streets of North Adams, painter Alaa Awad will finish up his month-long stay in the Berkshires with an art show of oils and watercolors at MCLA Gallery 51 and a sprawling new mural on Center Street that furthers the message of justice for all.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Painting, Arts


Egyptian Christian jailed for contempt of religion

Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women from villages in northeast Nigeria.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt