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A massive black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Egypt. It was found in a tomb 5 meters (16 feet) below the surface alongside an alabaster sculpture of a male head, thought to be that of the occupant. The lid of the 265-cm (104-in) sarcophagus is sealed with mortar, indicating that it has not been removed in its 2,000-year entombment. The find occurred in Alexandria, and is thoug
Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a 31-year-old photojournalist also known by the alias Shawkan, is among more than 700 individuals currently facing a death sentence in Cairo. According to Reporters without Borders, Shawkan and the others were arrested in connection with the anti-government protests that took place in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in August 2013.On March 3rd, the prosecution in the trial requ
When I returned to Egypt in August 2014 after studying civic engagement in the US, I found a country of failed revolution and lost aspirations; a country polarized and torn apart following three years of protests and clashes.As a firm believer in liberalism, I soon realized that my place was neither with the military dictatorship running the country nor with the conservative Islamic opposition le


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