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Bad Pharaoh

Standing above the necropolis, the great Pyramid rises out of the horizon like a fang shredding flesh from the earth itself. What was once a gilded tomb, covered in gold and meant to stand as an honor to the ego of the Pharaoh, now has fallen to pieces, barely an echo of its former glory. 1,182 more words

Death

Raised on the Red Sea

Mahmoud Ebdella, dive master on the Red Sea Aggressor, motioned for me to come near on one of our 22 dives that week. A group of pipefish were snaking their way up the coral wall, and another member of the group was strategically placed beneath Ebdella to photograph them. 1,100 more words

Egypt

Train hits school bus, killing 50+

November 17, 2012
Manfalut, Egypt
A train hits a school bus carrying approximately 70 children, killing at least 50 as well as the driver and wounding 17… 64 more words

2010s

Palestine: Saudi Arabia, Egypt using Rafah crossing to pressure us

MEMO | November 17, 2017

The Rafah crossing between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt is being used a tool to pressure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to enter into US-backed peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian Authority official has said.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

To-Read: A Story of Shame & Neglect

I have a theory that everyone is shamefully hiding the stack of books they’ve neglected to read this year from the world. “It’s not my fault!” one might say, “Some were incredibly thoughtful gifts; some were found while innocently scouring the  278 more words

The Archives

Aswan and Abu Simbel - Egypt

In the space of 24 hours I caught a train from Luxor to Aswan, saw the temples of Abu Simbel located near the Sudanese border, browsed the Aswan Souq, sailed a felucca on the Nile, hiked up the western bank of the river for a view over the city and caught the train back to Luxor. 834 more words

Travel

ADES secures two-year jackup rig drilling contract from GPC in Egypt

Egypt’s General Petroleum Co. (GPC) has contracted ADES International Holding’s jackup ADMARINE III for a two-year program.

The contract carries an option for a further two-year extension. 84 more words