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Exhibition : "Karanis revealed : Discovering the past and present of a Michigan excavation in Egypt"

Exhibition : "Karanis revealed : Discovering the past and present of a Michigan excavation in Egypt" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"This exhibition illuminates the historical records of a single village community in the Egyptian countryside during the Graeco-Roman period. It also explores the story of the site’s excavation, initiated by the University of Michigan in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as subsequent and upcoming research on the recovered material and its context.

"Karanis Revealed" is presented in two phases. Part I (September 16 to December 18, 2011) looks at aspects of village life during the early centuries of the community under the Ptolemaic dynasty. These include the site’s agricultural cultivation, the role of pagan religions and evidence of more esoteric magical practices. Part II (January 27 to May 6, 2012) follows the changes that took place in Karanis with the beginning of the Roman occupation of Egypt and then later with the advent of Christianity. The displays include collections of Roman glass, tax rolls on papyrus, and the leather breastplate of a Roman soldier."

 

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Kelsey
434 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390

 

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La 'Primavera árabe' frena la actividad económica en varios países

La 'Primavera árabe' frena la actividad económica en varios países | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"La 'Primavera árabe' frenó la actividad económica en Túnez, Egipto, Libia o Yemen, e impulsó el crecimiento de países petroleros del Golfo que no se vieron inmersos en revueltas populares, según un informe del Fondo Monetario Internacional publicado este miércoles en Dubái. (...)

En Egipto, el país árabe con mayor población donde la movilización popular de enero y febrero culminó con la renuncia de Hosni Mubarak a la presidencia, el PIB aumentará un 1,2% en 2011, tras haber crecido un 5,1% en 2010." (Ali Khalil/AFP)

 

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"Will the Islamists Win in Egypt Too ?", by Hoda Osman

"Will the Islamists Win in Egypt Too ?", by Hoda Osman | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"It is becoming clear that Islamist parties cannot be ignored or sidelined anymore. They will play a major role in politics, at least in the near future, and the people of those countries along with the world need to acknowledge it. (...)

Experts estimate that the Muslim Brotherhood will get around 30 percent of parliament seats in Egypt. Divisions amongst Islamists, which include the more radical Salafists, might also weaken them.I believe in respecting the choice of the people. We wanted democracy. Here's the caveat: it comes at a price. You won't always be happy with election results, but you will learn to accept them."

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Il gioco pericoloso che usa i cristiani copti e guarda all'Algeria

Il gioco pericoloso che usa i cristiani copti e guarda all'Algeria | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Le violenze tra manifestanti copti e forze dell’ordine che il 9 ottobre scorso al Cairo (...) hanno sicuramente un peso molto più rilevante ora di quanto non sarebbe stato prima degli storici eventi di piazza Tahrir che, in qualche modo, sembravano aver dato un colpo di spugna al passato e alle sue divisioni religiose e sociali, con un ottimistico sguardo al futuro, soprattutto per i rapporti tra cristiani e musulmani, ma anche tra la popolazione e l’esercito. Ciò non è sufficiente per dire che tutto è tornato come prima, ma è certo che gli equilibri sociali e religiosi, raggiunti nei giorni dell’entusiasmo nelle piazze, sembrano quantomeno in discussione." (Michela Mercuri)

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Quand le FMI souligne le coût du "Printemps arabe" pour... l'économie

Quand le FMI souligne le coût du "Printemps arabe" pour... l'économie | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Selon un rapport du Fonds monétaire international, l'activité économique a régressé en 2011 dans tous les pays où les populations se sont révoltées, tout en laissant prospérer les riches pays pétroliers du Golfe épargnés par la contestation. (...)

Les experts de l'institution monétaire observent également une baisse des investissements étrangers directs dans ces pays, où les mesures de stimulation se heurtent à la "marge de manoeuvre budgétaire limitée et à la hausse du coût de l'emprunt". Et le FMI d'insister sur le fait que le redressement économique de ces pays prendra du temps : "Une période difficile attend ces pays pour le reste de 2011 et 2012 et la reprise devrait être un processus de longue haleine".

Les incertitudes politiques et économiques en Tunisie et en Egypte, conjuguées à la faiblesse de la croissance européenne, partenaire commercial de premier plan, vont continuer de peser, l'an prochain, sur ces deux pays, avec, selon le FMI, une reprise "plus faible que prévu". (Challenges.fr)

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A divine display of Coptic art at St. John the Baptist Church (Maadi)

A divine display of Coptic art at St. John the Baptist Church (Maadi) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Church of St. John the Baptist in Maadi has been known for hosting regular art exhibitions that aim at bringing people of all backgrounds, religions and nationalities together in the house of worship.

This initiative, called “Caravan,” was founded by Paul Gordon Chandler, the rector of this Episcopal Church. The idea was to use arts and faith — two disciplines that have been closely interlaced throughout history — to bridge the gap between Muslims, Christians, Egyptians and foreigners. (...)

Currently showing at the Church is “The Eternal Eye,” a collection of works by Magdy William, the renowned Coptic icon writer/artist. William has been a student of the late Dr. Isaac Fanous, the founder of the school of modern Coptic painting and the initiator of the modern renaissance in Coptic art, and is considered one of the premier Coptic icon artists worldwide." (Mariam Hamdy/Special to Daily News Egypt)

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"October 9 : a sad day in Egypt’s revolution", by Mohamed elMasry

"October 9 : a sad day in Egypt’s revolution", by Mohamed elMasry | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"One of the brilliant characteristics of Egypt’s revolution is that it was started by the youth, supported by the masses and protected by the military. If there is a revolution to be judged as almost-ideal within its 200 days of its life it would be Egypt’s revolution.

However, the tragic events of Sunday October 9 are out of character for that revolution."

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Egyptian policemen jailed over activist death

"An Egyptian court has convicted two policemen of beating an Egyptian man to death and sentenced them to seven years in prison, according to the lawyer of the man whose killing inspired the country's uprising.

Hafiz Abu-Saada, the lawyer, said the court convicted the two on Wednesday of manslaughter over Khaled Said's death in June 2010, rejecting the more serious charge of murder.

Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Cairo."

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"What Egypt might learn from Tunisia", by Issandr El-Amrani

"What Egypt might learn from Tunisia", by Issandr El-Amrani | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"There is every reason to fear that both voter turn-out and voter confidence in Egypt will suffer from the opaque, confusing election process and the general climate of insecurity.

No wonder many Egyptians are now so depressed. Seeing Tunisia's success will only add to this glum feeling. It's not clear that a reset button can be pressed, as desirable as this may be. The SCAF is not about to abandon power, or even appoint a more independent government. Political forces are invested in the coming elections and the clout they think they will obtain through them, even though the parliament will, in fact, have no executive power and the country will continue to be ruled by the army." (al-Masry al-Youm)

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Jean-Noël Ferrié, "La transition égyptienne"

Jean-Noël Ferrié, "La transition égyptienne" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Alors que le terme de « révolutions arabes » s’est popularisé, il est intéressant de considérer l’évolution actuelle de l’Egypte. On peut la décrire de la façon suivante : l’afflux de manifestants place Tahrir entraîne le départ d’Hosni Moubarak, non pas parce que les manifestants l’auraient chassé – même s’ils sont incontestablement à l’origine de sa chute – mais parce que les militaires lui ont fait défaut, préférant, à tout prendre, le coup d’Etat à la répression. Il n’en découle pas que les militaires soient une force révolutionnaire et encore moins que la révolution ait triomphé en quelque manière. Ce fut, au contraire, le début de sa fin. Il est difficile d’entrer dans l’esprit d’acteurs que l’on ne connaît que fort peu, mais il semble clair que l’intervention de l’armée, à l’encontre de celui qui était constitutionnellement et symboliquement son chef, fut positivement motivé par le désir d’en finir avec un scénario de succession – Gamal Moubarak succédant à son père – dont elle ne voulait pas et d’éviter que le pays ne sombre dans le désordre. C’était d’autant plus facile que les demandes des manifestants se focalisaient sur Moubarak, en faisant la source de tous les maux du pays, ce qui était la façon la plus efficace de provoquer un phénomène de solidarité autour de leur mouvement. Ecarter un seul homme afin d’éviter une crise majeure pouvait donc sembler aux militaires un prix aisé à payer."

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In Egypt, Women's Rights Advocates Fear Losing Ground

In Egypt, Women's Rights Advocates Fear Losing Ground | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Nobel Committee announcement that three women will split an award for "nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and women's rights" may reenergize gender-equality campaigns worldwide.

But in Egypt, women's rights activists say they are experiencing a backlash. With parliamentary elections rapidly approaching, their new role in the post-Mubarak era remains unclear. From calls for greater political representation to increased rights within the family -- to demands for an end to basic incivilities such as groping and catcalling on Cairo's crowded streets -- Egypt's battle for gender equality is varied and ongoing." (Noel King/Voice of America)

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Ray Johnson, Director of the Epigraphic Survey, talks about ARCE's work at the Khonsu Temple.

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Egyptian singer Ramy Essam wins Freemuse award

Egyptian singer Ramy Essam wins Freemuse award | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egyptian singer Ramy Essam has been declared the winner of the 2011 Freemuse Award for his work as the “singer of the revolution,” during the protests that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in February.Essam’s song “Irhal,” or “Leave,” became very popular during the days of the revolution. The artist is now working on an album inspired by the protests.

“Ramy Essam continues a long tradition of protest singers who have become symbols of civil rights movements and through their music express frustrations and hope in song rather than speech. In 2009 Pete Seeger received the Freemuse Award. Like Seeger, Ramy has shown that one musician with a single instrument can make a difference,” said Marie Korpe, the Executive Director of Freemuse." (Sarah Sheffer/Bikya Masr)

 

Vidéo ("Irhal") : http://youtu.be/QrNIF4gLkvo

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Mummy Has Oldest Case of Prostate Cancer in Ancient Egypt

Mummy Has Oldest Case of Prostate Cancer in Ancient Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Some 2250 years ago in Egypt, a man known today only as M1 struggled with a long, painful, progressive illness. A dull pain throbbed in his lower back, then spread to other parts of his body, making most movements a misery. When M1 finally succumbed to the mysterious ailment between the ages of 51 and 60, his family paid for him to be mummified so that he could be reborn and relish the pleasures of the afterworld.

Now an international research team has diagnosed what ailed M1: the oldest known case of prostate cancer in ancient Egypt and the second oldest case in the world." (Heather Pringle/Science Now)

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Draft 'Political Corruption' Law Invites Abuse - Proposal Violates International Standards

Draft 'Political Corruption' Law Invites Abuse - Proposal Violates International Standards | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Cabinet proposals to amend and implement Egypt's 1952 "Law on Political Treachery" have negative implications for the country's political freedoms and upcoming election, Human Rights Watch said today. In a televised interview on Dream TV on October 20, 2011, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Maj. Gen. Mohamed al-Assar said that the military was studying the draft law, renamed "The Political Corruption Law." Candidate registration for Egypt's parliamentary elections, which will start on November 28, closed on October 24.

The law would allow the authorities to imprison anyone convicted of vaguely defined crimes of "political corruption" and to deprive them of the right to vote or run for office. Such a law would set the stage for mass political exclusion based on vague allegations of association rather than criminal responsibility, Human Rights Watch said. The overly broad provisions would also invite arbitrary restrictions by future governments on legitimate peaceful political activity." (Human Rights Watch - Washington, DC)

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"Splendeurs et éternités des civilisations de la Méditerranée"

"Splendeurs et éternités des civilisations de la Méditerranée" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Exposition jusqu'au 11 décembre 2010

Musée Languedocien
Palais Jacques coeur et des Trésoriers de France
7 rue Jacques Coeur - 34 000 Montpellier
Horaire : tous les jours, sauf dimanche et jours fériés, de 15h à 18h

 

"Cette exposition révèle 555 oeuvres afin d'illustrer les quatre civilisations antiques, grecque, romaine, étrusque et égyptienne. Dans un cadre historique prestigieux, le Palais Jacques Coeur et des Trésoriers de France présente au grand public des peintures et de belles pièces inédites issues de collections privées montpelliéraines, dont les collections de la Société archéologique de Montpellier.Le papyrus de Praemheb, daté de la fin de la XVIII° au début de la XIX° dynastie (Nouvel Empire) et faisant partie des collections de la Société Archéologique de Montpellier, en émerveillera plus d'un. Un cabinet de curiosités, retraçant la permanence des influences des civilisations antiques de la Renaissance à nos jours, complètera l'exposition."

 

Merci à François Tonic ("Pharaon Magazine") pour ce lien

 

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أمين شرطة يشهد على قيادات فى الداخلية

"Al Ahram Arabic gate has published [this] extremly important video clip for a low ranking policeman from those currently on strike who claims that police generals and Habib El Adly are behind the two saints church." (thanks to Zeinobia - "Egyptian Chronicles" - for this link)

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Les mères amères de la révolution

Les mères amères de la révolution | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Les deux mères s’étreignent, en larmes. Toutes deux portent des voiles noirs. Citoyennes égyptiennes, elles croient dans une puissance supérieure, toutes deux ont perdu leurs fils, tués par le pouvoir égyptien. L’une est musulmane, l’autre chrétienne. (...)

Leila Said entre dans la chambre, et une femme, assise à côté de la mère de Daniel, Nadia Beshara, s’éclipse, de façon à ce que les deux mères s’assoient l’une à côté de l’autre. Elles se prennent dans les bras en pleurant. Les deux mères évoquent le pouvoir de guérison de Dieu, que leurs fils se trouvent dans un monde meilleur… Puis les voilà qui prient, elles espèrent que les manifestations finissent par aboutir à leur rêve, que l’Égypte devienne un pays meilleur, et que leurs fils reposent en paix." (David Wolman)

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EBRD ready to work with civilian, democratic government in Egypt

EBRD ready to work with civilian, democratic government in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Expecting to start “full investments” in Egypt by early next year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stressed the urgency for a civilian government in Egypt.“We absolutely want to be doing business with a civil[ian] government that will take this country on the path of democracy,” Jon Charles, communications director for the EBRD, told Daily News Egypt on the sidelines of a conference Monday.

After convening with some of Egypt’s top economic experts and youth leaders to discuss the country’s development after the January 25 uprising, the EBRD drafted a list of projects that are of “top priority” moving forward." (Reem Abdellatif/Daily News Egypt)

 

"A big day for EBRD in Egypt" : http://www.ebrd.com/pages/news/press/2011/111024b.shtml

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Call for ending vote buying

Call for ending vote buying | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

“Will the polls be properly organised? Will the candidates provide voters with money or food bags? This time we will only vote for those who serve Egypt.”

These were questions and statements by residents of Ezbet el-Hagana, a shantytown in Nasr City, east Cairo. They had no idea about the parliamentary elections due to be held next month, although the registration for nominations already started on October12. (Amina Abdul Salam/The Gazette Online)

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Lenient sentence for Khaled Said killers provokes anger and dismay in Egypt

Lenient sentence for Khaled Said killers provokes anger and dismay in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Khaled Said's family are joined by many in condemning and expressing disgust at the length of the sentence handed down to the two policemen convicted for his brutal killing.

“Khaled is still unhappy.” With these few word the iconic ‘Kolena Khaled Said’ Facebook page summed up the seven-year passed down on the two policemen convicted for killing Said (Arabic for happy) last June. The brutal death in broad daylight of the 28-year-old Said was seen as one of the turning points that spurred an uprising on 25 January against the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak.

On hearing the sentence, Khaled Said’s mother, Laila Marzouk, was in a state of complete shock. She could not attend the session, which no one was aware would be for sentencing." (Zeinab El Gundy and Yasmine Fathy)

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"Le printemps arabe était-il prévisible ?", par Jean-Noël Ferrié

"Le printemps arabe était-il prévisible ?", par Jean-Noël Ferrié | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"On a plus ou moins reproché aux sciences sociales et notamment à la science politique de n’avoir pas prévu le « printemps arabe ». Ce reproche n’est pas fondé. Les sciences sociales ne prévoient pas comme Madame Soleil ; elles expliquent et, surtout, elles décrivent. Le plus souvent, du reste, ceux qui leur ont fait ce reproche, n’avaient rien prévu non plus, car ce n’est pas prévoir que de dire que tel régime est mauvais ou qu’il va être emporté par un mouvement social. Affirmer qu’un régime est mauvais, c’est juger de ce qu’il est éthiquement et non prévoir ce qui pourra lui arriver. Quant à dire qu’il va être emporté par un mouvement social, c’est un peu comme répéter, en pleine sécheresse, qu’il va pleuvoir : avec le temps, la pluie vient toujours ; mais on n’a pas prévu la pluie, la pluie a simplement fini par venir. On répétait qu’elle allait venir pour se donner le courage de l’attendre."

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"Les “gamins du Facebook” : réseaux et mouvements sociaux dans le monde arabe", par Yves Gonzalez-Quijano

"Les “gamins du Facebook” : réseaux et mouvements sociaux dans le monde arabe", par Yves Gonzalez-Quijano | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Rarement perçu, et encore moins étudié, le phénomène de l'acculturation numérique de la jeunesse n'en est que plus brutalement apparu avec les mouvements sociaux du “printemps arabe”. Du jour au lendemain, ou presque, cette région du monde qui passait il y a peu encore pour une sorte de “trou noir” dans la toile globale des réseaux numériques s'est retrouvée promue au rang de laboratoire des révolutions du troisième millénaire..."

 

Dossier pdf : http://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/61/50/04/PDF/EconomiaGaminsFacebook.pdf

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"Everyone's a Filmmaker in Egypt"

"Everyone's a Filmmaker in Egypt" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The role of the Internet and social media in the Arab Spring has been a hot topic since Facebook began buzzing with talk of revolution in Tunisia, as it remains at PopTech. But it's still an unsettled question - not just among participants here, but even among the team behind "IF."

"In a place like Egypt, everyone is a filmmaker, everyone has a camera, everyone is communicating far more than I do," says Garen. "The moment they shoot something, they're putting it up on Facebook, they share it with 10,000 friends. It's an extraordinary explosion of personal freedom. People aren't allowing to let these authoritarian regimes run their lives anymore...they're going out on the streets and saying 'This is my humanity, this is all I have." (Doug Bernard/Voice of Amarica)

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Egyptian Sheikh tells Muslim women not to marry former NDP members

Egyptian Sheikh tells Muslim women not to marry former NDP members | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egyptian Sheikh Omar Stouhi, the secretary general of the Calling Commission at Al-Azhar, issued a fatwa prohibiting women from marrying former members of the former President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).He said that former members of the NDP are responsible for corruption in Egypt, and thus Muslim women should not be allow to marry them." (Sarah Sheffer)

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