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Egyptians have yet another reason to protest the president

Egyptians have yet another reason to protest the president The islands of Tiran and Sanafir are uninhabited, located around the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba.Many Egyptians have been increasingly concerned with the nation's economy under Sisi.

Ancient dagger found with King Tut forged with meteoric iron

Ancient dagger found with King Tut forged with meteoric iron Researchers have confirmed that an iron dagger found buried with King Tutankhamun has a composition similar to iron meteorites and was almost certainly created from so-called “meteoric iron.Because meteoric iron was rare, its value is believed to have been significantly greater than gold.

The streets of Old Cairo at the turn of the 20th century

These photos of “The City of a Thousand Minarets” from the turn of the century to the 1930s capture it at a time of rapid sprawl and population growth, as its residents chafe against a British occupation which lasted from 1882 to 1956.Located on the fertile floodplains of the Nile delta, the area of present-day Cairo (derived from al-Qahira, meaning “The Victorious”) has been inhabited since ancient times.