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Court ruling enables Egyptian expats to vote in elections

Court ruling enables Egyptian expats to vote in elections | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday issued a ruling that would enable Egyptians living abroad to vote in elections from the headquarters of accredited Egyptian diplomatic missions in the countries in which they reside.

The court also ruled that the government, represented by the cabinet and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, must establish polling stations in all Egyptian consulates." (al-Masry al-Youm)

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Saber Abdel Sattar au Centre culturel égyptien (Paris) le 7 novembre 2011

Saber Abdel Sattar au Centre culturel égyptien (Paris) le 7 novembre 2011 | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Ambassade d'Egypte, Centre culturel
111 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris

Lundi 7 novembre à 19h00

Concert à l'occasion de l'Aid El-Kebir

Quartet de musique arabe guidé par le soliste égyptien de Qanoun Saber Abdel Sattar

Au programme des chansons arabes et des compositions personnelles de l'artiste

Entrée libre et gratuite dans la limite des places disponibles.

 

Pour découvrir ce musicien : http://youtu.be/rxZ8srDiu5k

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Death on the Nile : Uncovering the Secrets of Egypt's Lost Tombs (symposium)

Death on the Nile : Uncovering the Secrets of Egypt's Lost Tombs (symposium) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Sponsored by The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne

November 5th, 2011 9am to 5pm
Room 1050, 5 Bancroft Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

"On November 5th, 2011, The SSEA/SÉÉA will present an exciting day of papers on the latest discoveries from Egypt. This year's focus is on current archaeology of tombs and cemeteries, with reports presented from those working in the field in Egypt. Speakers scheduled to appear include: Prof. Kerry Muhlestein, head of the Brigham Young University excavations at Seila (Fayum), and Prof. Suzanne Onstine (University of Memphis), who is working in the tomb of the noble Panehsy at Thebes; Dr. Peter Sheldrick of the Dakhleh Oasis Project and Edwin C. Brock, who has worked for decades in the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Sheldrick will present on his work with human remains from Dakhleh Oasis. Mummies will also mentioned by Dr. Muhlestein, as the exacavations at Seila have revealed not only a lost pyramid of Snefru but a cemetery which may contain millions of mummies This year's mixture of field reports on tombs, cemeteries, and their inhabitants will provide a truly exciting look at the process of archaeological discovery, and at what excavations can teach us about life and afterlife in ancient Egypt."

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Aboul Naga: Egypt loses 100,000 tourists monthly because of the security situation

Aboul Naga: Egypt loses 100,000 tourists monthly because of the security situation | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The security situation in Egypt costs it thousands of tourists every month, said various former European officials and Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation and Planning at a conference Monday.

“Every part of Egyptian economy faces obstacles. Egypt lost 100,000 tourists monthly after the January 25 Revolution and 70 percent of contracts with tourist agencies. That affected the Egyptian economy greatly,” Fayza Aboul Naga said." (Salim Ali/Youm7)

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Mostra fotografica "L'Egitto dei quattro elementi" (Cuneo, Italia)

Mostra fotografica "L'Egitto dei quattro elementi" (Cuneo, Italia) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Palazzo Samone, Cuneo, Via Amedeo Rossi 4

fino al 30 ottobre 2011

 

"Proseguirà fino al 30 ottobre, nella prestigiosa cornice di Palazzo Samone, in via Amedeo Rossi 4 a Cuneo, la mostra fotografica "L'Egitto dei quattro elementi", prima iniziativa nel cuneese dedicata alla storia dell'antico Egitto. L'evento vede la collaborazione tra il Comune e l'Associazione GESER e nasce dal desiderio di raccontare, attraverso il linguaggio visivo, questo incredibile luogo, l'Egitto, in cui la convivenza tra acqua e sabbia, vita e morte, luci e ombre, cielo e terra si tramanda da millenni.
Attraverso il materiale fotografico, la mostra vuole suggerire un percorso di visita svincolato dal semplice dato di viaggio geografico o cronologico, trascinando il visitatore nel cuore della cultura egizia, seguendo gli aspetti meno noti e più singolari e lo stretto rapporto con i quattro elementi.

L'iniziativa nasce da una serie di incontri, dall'impegno offerto dell'architetto Gabriella Roseo, all'egittologa e curatrice della mostra Silvana Cincotti, al professor Livio Secco che da dieci anni insegna geroglifico, dal costante supporto di Andrea Bozzano, Laura Rovera e Mario Manzo. Accolta nelle sale dell'Assessorato, grazie all'interessamento dell'Assessore Spedale, l'evento vede una serie di attività collaterali, cicli di conferenze, attività didattiche per le scuole e nei giorni di esposizione sono previste visite guidate gratuite. Il logo della mostra, studiato dall'architetto cuneese Andrea Ghisolfi, è dedicato ai quattro elementi."

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Manchester Study Day : Egypt under The Ramesside Kings

Manchester Study Day : Egypt under The Ramesside Kings | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Saturday, 29th October 2011, 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Manchester Conference Centre/Days Inn Hotel, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester

 

"This event follows the successful study day held in Manchester in October 2010.

For some, the period of the Nineteenth Dynasty was perhaps the most glorious in Egypt's history. This was the age of Sety I and his son Ramesses II - 'Ramesses the great' - builders of some of the most spectacular monuments ever constructed, and great military campaigners who created the biggest and most powerful Empire there had ever been, with Egypt at its centre. Ramesses II's immensely long reign and legacy of greatness cast a long shadow, giving his successors a lot to live up to. While some achieved greatness themselves, by the time of the last of the rulers named Ramesses - Ramesses XI - the empire had shrunk, Pharaoh's power had weakened, and the country was eventually split in two. This day of lectures by internationally renowned experts on the period will draw attention to the major features of the period and help to show how, over the course of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties - the Ramesside Period - Egypt rose to a great peak of power and influence, and then fell into decline."

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Sayed Darwish : Muslim Brotherhood Encourages Art and Creativity

Sayed Darwish : Muslim Brotherhood Encourages Art and Creativity | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"In recent statements, Sayed Darwish denied a newspaper's claim that the Muslim Brotherhood had frozen all its artistic activity during the parliamentary elections.

He emphasised that indeed there is intensive artistic activity in line with the elections to communicate with voters and introduce the "Freedom and Justice" party (FJP) program, and to encourage all Egyptians to be positive and aid the success of the first celebration of a truly democratic event after the great revolution of January 25. “We’ve already produced more than 12 songs, in addition to various sketches and some theatre shows for this purpose,” he said.

Darwish mentioned that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) regards art as creative, not organisational, work." (IkhwanWeb)

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Metro Talk : Churches in Egypt just keep “popping up”

Metro Talk : Churches in Egypt just keep “popping up” | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"With smoke escaping from the window next to him, Sabry complained to me about the increasing number of churches in the country, as he inhaled on his cigarette.

“Every time we build a mosque, they want to build a church!” Sabry said with the cigarette peeking out through his thick dark moustache, after asking me whether I was Muslim.

Scratching his bald head, Sabry said impatiently, “It’s very provocative to see a church being built right in front of a mosque,” adding that the number of Christians in Egypt is too small compared to the amount of churches that keep “popping up.” (Arwa Gaballa/Bikya Masr)

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Human Rights Watch report warns Egypt not to cover up military killing of Coptic protesters

Human Rights Watch report warns Egypt not to cover up military killing of Coptic protesters | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Egyptian military’s intention to control the investigation of the use of force against unarmed Coptic Christian demonstrators during a night of clashes on 9 October 2011 raises fears of a cover-up, Human Rights Watch said today. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Egypt’s military rulers, should transfer the investigation from the military prosecution to a fully independent and impartial investigation into the killing of unarmed protesters by military forces. The violence left two dozen protesters and bystanders and at least one military officer dead." (Ahram Online)

 

Human Rights Watch : http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/10/10/egypt-investigate-violence-against-coptic-christians

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Un total de 47 partidos se presentarán a las elecciones parlamentarias

"Un total de 47 partidos políticos y más de 6.700 candidatos han presentado los documentos para poder optar a un escaño en las primeras elecciones parlamentarias que se celebrarán en Egipto el próximo 28 de noviembre tras la caída del presidente Hosni Mubarak el pasado mes de febrero, informa este martes el diario 'Al Ahram'. El plazo para presentar candidaturas expiraba este lunes.

La mayoría de los partidos que concurrirán a estos comicios se han creado tras la Revolución del 25 de enero y muchos de ellos han optado por agruparse en coaliciones que cubren todo el espectro político." (Europa Press)

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Meanwhile in Egypt, a simmering anger

Meanwhile in Egypt, a simmering anger | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"There's virtually nothing on the streets of the country's capital that might give you an indication that Egypt is just weeks away from its parliamentary election - the first one since former president Hosni Mubarak's ousting.People aren't talking about the candidates, as the final list has not yet been determined. There's nothing in the way of campaign banners or material in public spaces.

If anything, the signs, banners and posters that remain are all related to the revolution, and despite the fact that the atmosphere at the famous Tahrir Square resembles a county fair - with food, jewellery, toy and T-shirt vendors galore - the sentiment right now is one of anger and frustration." (D. Parvaz/AlJazeera

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Le "malaise" islamiste

Le "malaise" islamiste | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"À Tunis, au Caire, à Tripoli, mais aussi à Paris, Bruxelles ou Washington, on ne parle que d’eux : les islamistes, grands vainqueurs annoncés des premières élections démocratiques, en cours ou à venir. Pour beaucoup, le péril vert est au bout du chemin des révoltes arabes. Les clichés, les amalgames et les procès d’intention se succèdent, dans un contexte propice à l’embrasement, où chaque écart de langage ou de comportement peut aboutir à d’inquiétants dérapages." (Marwane Ben Yahmed/Jeune Afrique)

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Fayoum's ancient quarry under threat

Fayoum's ancient quarry under threat | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"An ancient quarry rich in natural and cultural heritage is a potential site for nomination to the UNESCO's World Heritage List. (...)

The ancient basalt quarries of Widan Al-Faras (Ears of the Horse), so named after two hills which stand as a prominent geological feature at Gabal Qatrani, lie in the north of Fayoum about 80km southwest of Cairo. Not only do they form the best preserved ancient geological landscape from ancient Egypt, but this is also the oldest and most extensively-used basalt outcrop. There are no known archaeologically preserved equivalents anywhere else in the world. Widan Al-Faras offers invaluable information about the totality of ancient stone technology and the living conditions of those who worked in the stone industry at a very early stage in the history of human civilisation, about 4,500 years ago. Basalt was deliberately chosen for building construction because its black colour symbolised the dark alluvium of the fertile Nile Valley, on which the development of the Egyptian civilisation depended. This site is also exceptional because it is located in so remote an area, a considerable distance away from where the stone was needed." (Nadja Tomoum/Al-Ahram Weekly)

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Ezz al-Deen Naguib : "National artistic project needed to bridge art and society"

Ezz al-Deen Naguib : "National artistic project needed to bridge art and society" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt needs a national project art developed by the Fine Artists’ Syndicate, said Egyptian artist Ezz al-Deen Naguib today.

The project ought to put artists at the forefront of the January 25 Revolution, giving them an active role in society, particularly since they suffered marginalization under the former regime, he said.

“This marginalization led to a gap between art and society,” he added." (Hoda Zakaria/Youm7)

 

Ezz El Din Naguib :

Painter, art critic and short stories writer

Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Section, Cairo,

Higher Diploma of Fine Arts,

Member of the Supreme Council of Culture

President of the Assala Association for Protection of Artistic Heritage, since 1994

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Khaled Osman, "Le Caire à corps perdu "

Khaled Osman, "Le Caire à corps perdu " | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Editions Vents d'ailleurs, 2011, 256 pages

 

"Après de longues années passées en Europe, un Égyptien décide de retourner au Caire, sa ville d’origine. Peu après son arrivée, un choc lui fait perdre connaissance. À son réveil, il découvre avec étonnement que sa mémoire est entièrement brouillée. Dépossédé de pans entiers de son identité, il trouve un soutien chaleureux auprès de Sett Baheyya, la tenancière de la pension où on l’a recueilli, et de ses pensionnaires.
Avec leur aide et celle d’autres personnes rencontrées en chemin, il mène l’enquête pour retrouver sa personnalité, mais ses découvertes ne font qu’épaissir le mystère. Curieusement, ses souvenirs les plus précis sont ceux qu’il a gardés des lectures qui ont marqué sa sensibilité…

Le Caire est montré ici comme une ville effrayante, terriblement vivante et attachante où une certaine frénésie urbanistique, l’intrication des rapports sociaux, les difficultés économiques n’empêchent pas un lien social chaleureux. Ce roman donne à voir et à sentir des lieux – la place Tahrir – et des phénomènes – la paranoïa du pouvoir, la confiscation des libertés individuelles par le politique et le religieux – qui allaient être au premier plan de la révolution à venir." (présentation de l'éditeur)

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Ciclo di conferenze dedicate all'Antico Egitto promosso dal Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna e dal CISE

Ciclo di conferenze dedicate all'Antico Egitto promosso dal Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna e dal CISE | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Il ciclo di conferenze è stato ideato e curato dal Museo Civico di Bologna e dal C.I.S.E. (Centro Italiano Studi Egittologici), nell'ambito delle iniziative correlate al progetto "Horemheb e Saqqara".

 

venerdì 28 ottobre alle 18.00 presso la sala delle Stagioni di Imola
Parentela genetica e patologica di Tutankhamon e della famiglia reale della XVIII dinastia egizia

sabato 29 ottobre alle ore 16 presso la Sala del Risorgimento del Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna
Storie di uomini, mummie e costumi: dai faraoni della Valle dei Re alla mummia nera di Winckelmann

In occasione della conferenza bolognese del Prof. Zink, verrà riesposta eccezionalmente al pubblico dal 29 ottobre sino al 13 novembre "La mummia nera della collezione Lambertini" che papa Benedetto XIV dona alla sua città natale assieme a vari altri Aegyptiaca e che Winckelmann cita nella sua storia dell'arte antica quale esempio dell'inferiorita' estetica degli Egiziani rispetto all'estetica Greca e Romana. Un reperto raro che ancora oggi fa riflettere sulla percezione dell'altro, impropriamente definito 'diverso'.

L'ultima conferenza del ciclo è dedicata al progetto Horemheb e Saqqara. Sergio Petronilli, Responsabile Laboratorio Protocenter dell'Enea di Bologna, e Daniela Picchi, curatrice della sezione egiziana del Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna aggiorneranno il pubblico sul lavoro di riproduzione di alcuni rilievi di Horemheb e di un rilievo di Ptahemwia, mediante integrazione di tecnologie di ingegneria inversa, modellazione CAD 3D e prototipazione rapida. L'appuntamento con il Prof. Petronilli e
la Dr.ssa Picchi sara':

12 novembre alle ore 16 presso la Sala del Risorgimento del Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna
La tomba di Horemheb in 3D: quando archeologia e virtuale s'incontrano

 

Lien : http://www.cise-imola.it/index.php

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La Citerne Al-Nabih : projet de conservation et mise en valeur

La Citerne Al-Nabih : projet de conservation et mise en valeur | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"La citerne al-Nabih est une (...) cathédrale souterraine, conjuguant grâce et équilibre avec ses trois étages de colonnades entrelacées. Creusée sous la dynastie toulounide, au IXe siècle, dans le calcaire tendre du sous-sol alexandrin, la construction témoigne du réemploi harmonieux de colonnes gréco-romaines ou byzantines. Située sous les jardins de Chalalat, au centre d'Alexandrie, la citerne, restaurée dans les années 1950, n'a jamais été ouverte au public, notamment à cause de la difficulté d'accès. Seule une fenêtre située au troisième étage permettait d'entrevoir le monument - sans que la perspective étroite donne la mesure de sa splendeur. Pour aller plus loin, il fallait jouer au saltimbanque sur une échelle de corde." (Wikipédia)

 

Le Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines en propose une visite virtuelle, avec Laurent Borel
Architecte DPLG - Ingénieur de recherche CNRS.

Lien de l'animation : http://www.cealex.org/Nabih_Web_V02/nabih_web.html

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Conférence à l'IFAO : " La base de données relationnelle AGÉA - Anthroponymes et Généalogies de l’Égypte Ancienne."

Conférence à l'IFAO : "	La base de données relationnelle AGÉA - Anthroponymes et Généalogies de l’Égypte Ancienne." | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

IFAO, salle de conférences, 26 octobre 2011, 18h00

Intervenant : Yannis Gourdon, responsable des ateliers de lexicographie et d’onomastique de l’Ifao.

 

"Depuis les années 1930, notre compréhension des noms de personnes pharaoniques repose essentiellement sur l’imposant ouvrage de H. Ranke, Die ägyptischen Personennamen (PN). Toutefois, tributaire des connaissances philologiques de son époque, le PN nécessite une refonte complète qui tienne compte des dernières avancées en la matière. Une telle révision permet ainsi de mieux saisir la signification des noms et par là même de mieux interpréter les énoncés qu’ils contiennent, et ce dans le cadre d’une réflexion sur les mentalités et sur les pratiques sociales et religieuses égyptiennes.

C’est de ce constat qu’est née, en 2008, la base de données évolutive AGÉA (Anthroponymes et Généalogies de l’Égypte Ancienne). Ce projet, qui sera accessible en ligne le 26 octobre prochain, sur le site Internet de l’Ifao, vise, à terme, la création d’un répertoire hiéroglyphique systématique des noms de personnes attestés depuis les premières dynasties jusqu’à l’époque gréco-romaine incluse."

 

Lien : http://www.ifao.egnet.net/manifestations/#450

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أمين الأعلى للآثار يعزي «شنودة».. ويدعوه لإفتتاح الكنيسة المعلقة

أمين الأعلى للآثار يعزي «شنودة».. ويدعوه لإفتتاح الكنيسة المعلقة | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le Dr. Moustafa Amîne, Secrétaire général du Conseil suprême des Antiquités égyptiennes, a été reçu par Chenouda III, pape de l'église copte orthodoxe égyptienne.

Il lui a tout d'abord exprimé ses condoléances pour la disparition tragique des victimes des événements de Maspéro.

Il a ensuite témoigné au chef de l'église orthodoxe l'intérêt du Conseil suprême des Antiquités pour les antiquités coptes, qui sont l'un des "maillons" de la civilisation égyptienne.

Il a enfin invité Chenouda III à ouvrir l'église "al-Mou'allaqa", dédiée à la Vierge Marie, dans le quartier du Vieux Caire, les travaux de restauration de ce monument étant désormais terminés.

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Mummifying Alan : Egypt's Last Secret

Mummifying Alan : Egypt's Last Secret | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Shame I'm not going to be around to see it, isn't it?" said one of the contributors to Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret. "I quite like documentaries." I think he'd have loved this one, because Channel 4's film about an attempt to re-create the mummification process turned out to be completely engrossing. Alan's problem, though, was that he wasn't simply a contributor to the documentary. He was also its main raw ingredient. A Torquay taxi-driver with terminal lung cancer, Alan had replied to an advert seeking volunteers for an experiment designed to assess the theories of an archaeological chemist called Stephen Buckley. Stephen, who has a home-made mummification lab in his garden shed, was keen to step up from testing his ideas on pig's trotters and try out a whole human. And Alan – a game sort of chap, by his wife's account – agreed to provide the body. "It's not going to go away, is it?" he said about his impending death, in a sequence filmed before he met the final eligibility criterion." (Tom Sutcliffe/The Independent)

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Un documental sobre la revolución egipcia abre 'Amal' ·

Un documental sobre la revolución egipcia abre 'Amal' · | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"La película Erhal. Diario de la plaza Tahrir abrió ayer la sección oficial del festival de cine euro-árabe Amal, que se celebra durante toda esta semana en Santiago. Las revoluciones en los países árabes tendrán su espacio en un certamen que ha crecido mucho en los últimos años y que apuesta por romper las fronteras físicas y mentales que separan a Europa del mundo árabe." (José L. Estévez/El Pais)

 

Sinopsis
25 de enero de 2011.
La caída de Ben Alí en Túnez, el 14 de enero de 2011, abre una brecha de esperanza en el mundo árabe. Todos los ojos se ponen en Egipto, donde grupos en solidaridad con el joven alejandrino Khaled Said, asesinado por la policía, convocan a los egipcios a salir a la calle contra el Régimen. La Fecha escogida es el 25 de enero, Dia Nacional de la Policía, vista como uno de los pilares de un sistema sostenido durante décadas en el país y gobernado por Mohammed Hosny Mubarak, con el apoyo occidental. El Pueblo, reclamando Libertad y Justicia Social, rompe la barrera del miedo, sale a la calle e inicia una revuelta que sacudirá el mundo entero.
Erhal - Vete- es la crónica desde dentro de los 18 días de lucha que hicieron caer uno de los dictadores más estables de Oriente Próximo.

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Images of Revolution

Images of Revolution | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The stories behind the iconic images of the Arab uprisings as told by those who filmed them.

The uprisings that have shaken the Arab world were galvanised by photographs and videos taken by ordinary citizens using their mobile phones.

Spread via social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, these images offered the outside world a glimpse inside countries such as Tunisia and Egypt as the people took to the streets to overthrow their dictators and to demand justice.

These images publicised their cause and spurred on would-be revolutionaries elsewhere, in the process transforming ordinary citizens into citizen reporters who could circumvent state-run media to tell their story." (Al Jazeera)

 

Lien vers la vidéo : http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2011/10/2011101974451215541.html

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Egitto, no all' eguaglianza fra chiese e moschee

Egitto, no all' eguaglianza fra chiese e moschee | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Shenouda III ha chiesto che vengano liberate tutte le persone arrestate durante la manifestazione che ha portato al massacro di decine di copti da parte dei militari domenica 9 ottobre. Ma nel frattempo si è concluso con un nulla di fatto un meeting che doveva portare a una legge che doveva unificare le regole per la costruzione di luoghi di culto. Attualmente in pratica si può costruire una moschea dove si vuole, mentre per edificare una chiesa cristiana è necessario un permesso da parte del Presidente della repubblica. E questa disparità, insieme ad altre norme estremamente restrittive, è fonte di contrasti e prevaricazioni da parte dei musulmani." (Marco Tosatti/Vatican Insider)

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Rétromachine : l’obélisque de Louxor s’installe place de la Concorde à Paris

Rétromachine : l’obélisque de Louxor s’installe place de la Concorde à Paris | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Le 25 octobre 1836 l’obélisque de Louxor est érigé sur la place de la Concorde à Paris. Le monument est un cadeau du vice-roi d’Egypte Méhémet Ali qui, en 1830, fait don à la France des deux obélisques dressés à l’entrée du temple de Louxor. L’obélisque commence son voyage en décembre 1831. L’ingénieur Apollinaire Lebas supervise toutes les opérations. Le monument finit par arriver à Toulon en mai 1833 puis à Paris en 1834. Le roi Louis-Phillipe 1er choisit de l’installer au centre de la place de la Concorde comme pour effacer le souvenir de l’exécution par guillotine de Louis XVI et Marie-Antoinette en 1793." (Euronews)

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