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"L'Art égyptien"

"L'Art égyptien" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Milan, 2011, 130 pages - Un ouvrage pour les 15 ans et +

 

"Depuis des siècles, l’art de l’Égypte antique passionne, du fait de son observation attentive de la nature, de sa régularité géométrique et de ses couleurs vives. La nouvelle collection « Fenêtre sur l’art » propose au lecteur une démarche originale, laquelle vise à présenter et à mettre en valeur deux mille ans de techniques et de styles artistiques prodigieux. À travers une sélection de vingt trésors qui illustrent les aspects les plus significatifs de l’art égyptien, l’ouvrage offre en outre un éclairage sur les significations sociales et religieuses de ces oeuvres, grâce à une série de découpes pratiquées dans les pages, qui mettent en évidence les techniques et les oeuvres." (présentation de l'éditeur)

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Une version allégorique de la Révolution égyptienne

On ne présente plus l'humour égyptien : une seconde nature pour ce peuple qui vit sur les rives du Nil...

La vidéo est présentée sur le blog "The Arabist" en ces termes :

 

"This video by Alaa Saadeh is a funny allegory for the situation in Egypt these days. A group of Egyptians needs to get to the neighborhood of Imbaba, but their trip falls apart when the driver overcharges and one customer refuses to pay. The young man's principled objection isn't shared by other passengers, who each have their own interests, priorities and needs. The tension between standing up for your rights and getting on with your life -- the problem of defining a common, shared interest and the chaos that ensues when you can't -- is all very relevant. It also reminded me of another recent, brilliant transport metaphor for Egyptian politics."

 

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Le printemps arabe décrypté

Le printemps arabe décrypté | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Pour sa conférence de rentrée, l'Institut universitaire du temps libre de Sézanne (Marne -France) accueille Hazem el Shafei, qui donnera une conférence sur les révolutions dans le monde arabe. 

Le professeur d'égyptologie à l'université de Reims, orientaliste, président de l'institut des civilisations du bassin méditerranéen et du Moyen-Orient arabe, est bien connu à Sézanne.

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Egypt’s Coptic Christians role in the new Egypt

Egypt’s Coptic Christians role in the new Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Anger runs high on both sides of the proverbial aisle in Egypt. Many Muslims view Copts as sympathizers with Israel, protected by the United States and outside of the majority of society. While a few outspoken Coptic “leaders” such as lawyer and self-proclaimed human rights activist Naguib Gobrail have received much media attention for their outlandish claims that 100,000 Egyptian Copts have fled the country since the revolution, citing “Islamist fear,” the vast majority of the Coptic community in Egypt wants to participate in the building of a new Egypt. On Tuesday, they did exactly that." (Joseph Mayton/Bikya Masr)

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The wonders of Egypt

The wonders of Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Midland Center for the Arts • Midland, Michigan

Sept 24 – Dec 23, 2011

 

 

Opening Reception:
Oct 8 • 7 – 9 pm
FREE and open to the public

 

"Tutankhamun: 'Wonderful Things' from the Pharoah's Tomb" at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art explores one of the most interesting and, well, coolest cultures of all time - ancient Egypt.

This exhibit doesn't get into any bizarre theories, it's just a collection of high-quality replicas of the treasures found by Howard Carter. He's quoted as saying, "I see wonderful things" upon looking inside Tut's tomb for the first time. This would become the greatest archeological find of all time.

The replicas range from beautiful recreations of jewelry, enormous statues and Tut's nearly 300-pound, solid gold inner sarcophagus -- the mummy was encased in three coffins, each more elaborate than the last. Information cards explore the religious and culture aspects of each of these pieces." (Midland Daily News)

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Michael Nabil’s release is essential for Egyptian democracy & rule of law

Michael Nabil’s release is essential for Egyptian democracy & rule of law | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Dr. Michael Nabil Sanad, a 25 year old Egyptian veterinarian, has been sentenced to three years behind bars by a military tribunal. Today marks the 42nd day the blogger and pacifist has been on hunger strike for what his family says is the “ill-treatment” he has received at Al-Marg military prison, in Quliubia. Michael’s health has critically deteriorated and he has lost a great deal of weight as he continues to refuse to end his strike. Recently, he also began refusing to take his heart medication. The controversy surrounding his detainment has resulted in weak support by Egyptian activists and rights groups, as well as the local media’s continued refusal to report on his story." (Ikhwanweb - site internet des Frères Musulmans)

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"Are Christian Copts ´Dhimmis´ or ´Infidels´?" That´s the Question in Post-Revolutionary Egypt

"Coptic Solidarity warned today against the escalation of ugly hate speech and barbaric violence targeting the Copts of Egypt. The indifference of the ruling Junta and the current government is inexcusable, arguably complicit, and therefore forcibly condemnable.

The Copts are the indigenous Christians of Egypt. They amount to 12-15% of the population, or about ten million." (Wallstreetonline)

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La nouvelle révolution des enseignants égyptiens

La nouvelle révolution des enseignants égyptiens | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Une vague de grèves sans précédent a éclaté au sein du système éducatif égyptien, depuis les écoles bondées de la ville de Beni Suef, dans le Sud, aux universités publiques de la ville côtière d’Alexandrie, jusqu’à une université américaine de prestige dans la banlieue du Caire.Des dizaines de milliers d’enseignants, de professeurs d’université et d’étudiants prennent part aux manifestations massives, avec des revendications différentes mais faisant toutes écho à la même demande révolutionnaire de changement." (SlateAfrique)

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What comes first : The protest or the Tweets?

What comes first : The protest or the Tweets? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Nine months have passed since the first Arab Spring protest erupted, and social media has been busy.

Online activists using Facebook, Twitter and other platforms organized protests, confronted political dissent, sent out cyberspace search parties for missing activists and initiated their demands for change.

But the revolutionary fervor has not ground to a halt just yet; even with Arab Spring “success stories” such as Egypt and Tunisia, countries that managed to overthrow their dictators, protest murmurings – and often shouts – are still reverberating in the online world.

Social media-fed protest is now intensifying, leading to worries over the political futures of the Arab Spring countries and their explosive social media commentaries." (Eman El-Shenawi/al-Arabiya)

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People: Remembering the leader

People: Remembering the leader | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Nasser's legacy is much debated today. To his sympathisers, he was a leader who reformed his country and re-established Arab pride both inside and outside of it. They testify that, under him, Egyptians enjoyed unprecedented access to housing, education, health services and food, as well as other forms of social welfare.

The Egyptian leader is credited for severely curtailing British influence in Egypt, elevating it to upper world circles, and reforming the country's economy through agrarian reform, major modernisation projects such as that in Helwan and the Aswan High Dam, and various nationalisation schemes." (Nayrouz Talaat/The Egyptian Gazette)

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Domestic violence… the silent crimes

"Domestic violence is an especially sensitive issue because it is typically associated with conflict between husband and wife. Yet, as we have learned, domestic violence does not always involve confrontation between a husband and wife. Child abuse is an integral component of domestic violence: in 70% of families where wife abuse occurs there is also physical abuse of the children. Statistics claim that at least 30% of women in Egypt are the victims of domestic violence (wife beating, physical and emotional battering, etc.) Most probably the percentage is much higher, due to the fact that many women fear or are too ashamed to speak out and seek help, or divorce the abuser." (Hoda Nassef/al-Masry al-Youm)

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Metro Talk : A glimpse inside everyday Egypt

Metro Talk : A glimpse inside everyday Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Sitting on the metro, struggling to calm down her weeping baby, 29-year-old Nesreen Saeed was not optimistic. She complained about the continuous protests saying, “their childish acts are driving the country into chaos.” She described protesters as “irresponsible” and argued that they only protest because they are bored and have nothing better to do. She told me that protests ought to stop if “these idiots” want Egypt to ever prosper or develop.On the opposite bench, hiding under her dark niqab, sat Asmaa Ibrahim Mohamed, reading the Qur’an. The 31-year-old nurse hesitated when I asked if I could talk to her. Despite my obvious Arab features and fluent Arabic, she asked, “Are you Egyptian?” her eyes filled with distrust, stared at me amid a sea of black, then she asked if she can see my ID – which I showed her laughingly." (Arwa Gaballa/Bikya Masr)

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In pictures: Egyptian journalists protest against military censorship

CAIRO Egyptian reporters and journalists of the No military censorship in journalism Assembly staged a protest outside the headquarters of Egyptian Press Syndicate on Wednesday October 5 against the military censorship imposed on journalism.
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La colección del padre Ubach se expone en A Coruña : Los cien vestigios de las grandes civilizaciones urbanas de la antigüedad

La colección del padre Ubach se expone en A Coruña : Los cien vestigios de las grandes civilizaciones urbanas de la antigüedad | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Los viajes del padre Buenaventura Ubach a lo largo del primer tercio del siglo XX por lugares como El Cairo, Beirut o Damasco permitieron reunir muchas de las piezas que hoy alberga el Museo de Montserrat y que acaban de llegar a la Fundación Novacaixagalicia en A Coruña. (...)

A las piezas aportadas por Ubach se sumaron otras a través de donaciones, "las más importantes desde el punto de vista formal", asegura el padre Laplana, director del Museo de Montserrat. Las que ahora se exponen en A Coruña son un total de 118, 52 de la cultura mesopotámica y 66 del antiguo Egipto. Sólo hay dos reproducciones y el resto son piezas "autentificadas y estudiadas", comenta el sacerdote." (Marcos Nebreda/El Mundo.es)

 

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Egypt’s Gama’a Islamiya calls Coptic Christian protest “inappropriate”

Egypt’s Gama’a Islamiya calls Coptic Christian protest “inappropriate” | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt’s Gama’a Islamiya, or Islamic Group, condemned the Coptic Christianprotests over the church burning in Edfu, Aswan, in a statement released on Thursday.The conservative Islamist group said the protests aims to call for foreign intervention and denied that Egyptian Christians are discriminated against. The militant group that turned non-violent in the late 1990s, argued the Coptic protests are led by lies and are “inappropriate.”" (Manar Ammar/Bikya Masr)

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Anna Caiozzo, "Réminiscences de la royauté cosmique dans les représentations de l’Orient médiéval"

Anna Caiozzo, "Réminiscences de la royauté cosmique dans les représentations de l’Orient médiéval" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

IFAO, 2011, 80 p.

 

"Dans l’Orient ancien, les cieux investissent les rois lors de leur avènement. Le roi est alors, comme dans l’Iran préislamique, promu frère des astres, doté de prérogatives qui lui permettent de faire régner sur Terre l’ordre cosmique. Le corps du roi est garant de cette stabilité. Le monde musulman hérite de cette dimension qui assure la promotion du calife ou de l’imam selon les doctrines du pouvoir, comme étant « l’ombre de Dieu sur Terre ». Cet aspect essentiel de l’idéologie politico-religieuse trouve un écho dans la culture visuelle de l’Orient médiéval où, hormis les voûtes palatiales, les monnaies, les métaux, le rituel de cour à partir des Abbassides, les manuscrits enluminés issus de différents corpus, pseudo-scientifique comme la cosmographie, littéraire comme la poésie ou l’épopée, pérennisent à leur tour le souvenir des liens étroits entre les rois et les cieux. En effet, l’une des dimensions de la royauté cosmique repose sur la représentation anthropomorphique des astres, les luminaires en particulier, promus par l’astrologie hellénistique qui symbolisent bien les pouvoirs temporels par le biais des analogies hermétiques tout comme le montrent les thèmes des métaux du XIIᵉ au XVᵉ siècle.

Cet ouvrage invite également le lecteur à découvrir les rêves d’envol et de voyages dans l’au-delà, transposition d’un thème issu des anciennes hiérogamies, désormais abouti dans le Mi‘rāj, le Voyage céleste du Prophète Muḥammad." (présentation de l'éditeur)

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Recently ammended anti-NDP law could target revolutionaries

Recently ammended anti-NDP law could target revolutionaries | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The military backed interim government has approved recent amendments over the controversial Treachery Law, which aims to prevent remnants of the old regime from maintaining their political power. While banishing Mubarak’s cronies from public life has the support of many revolutionary forces, some human rights activists believe that the law’s ambiguity could have negative consequences – or even be used to target other groups." (Ahmed Zaki Osman/al-Masry al-Youm)

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Egypt’s natural beauty in white and black deserts

Egypt’s natural beauty in white and black deserts | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Black and White Desert is a natural beauty in the Egyptian desert that can be explored by anyone who can withstand some heat and a short car ride. This giant depression in the land has created the Black and White Desert in the Western area of Egypt, between Dakhla and Bahariya.

The Black desert was created after the land split creating an eruption of the Earth’s magma to flow above the surface and create a hard, black covering. After some hundred years, the black tile split and left smooth, shattered disks of black shards that covered the mountain tops and plain levels of the desert." (Joni Northam/Bikya Masr)

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The end of the beginning : The failure of April 6th and the future of electronic activism in Egypt

The end of the beginning : The failure of April 6th and the future of electronic activism in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Observers of the Egyptian April 6th Facebook Group and its online mobilization in 2008 lavished attention on the possibilities of so-called “Facebook activism.” Western journalists and activists alike touted the potential of using Facebook to organize, a process imagined as “tapping into the ready-made structure of online social networks to make joining a group as quick as a click of a button.” On the valuable piece of real estate known as the Washington Post’s op-ed page, Nir Boms hailed Facebook as the latest weapon against authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. “Facebook,” he claimed, “is quickly turning into a hotbed of ‘actual’ activism - a cause for alarm for many autocratic regimes in the Middle East....” Newsweek’s Jack Fairweather called Facebook “an important platform for dissent” in the Middle East." (David M. Faris/Arab Media & Society)

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Moubarak est mort, vive Moubarak ?

Moubarak est mort, vive Moubarak ? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Moubarak a quitté le pouvoir le 11 février dernier, mais le système est toujours là. Les partisans d'Hosni Moubarak s'apprêtent-t-il à faire leur retour sur la scène politique...

En Égypte il est particulièrement dangereux de critiquer l’armée et ce depuis longtemps: elle est arrivée au pouvoir en 1952, déposant le dernier monarque du pays au lendemain coup d’État. Mais selon un grand nombre de militants, l’opposition déclarée au pouvoir militaire est encore plus risquée depuis la révolte des dix-huit jours, qui a mis un terme au régime Moubarak et a vu le CSFA prendre les rênes du pouvoir." (SlateAfrique)

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Maître Salem se réalise

Maître Salem se réalise | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"L’avocat Amir Salem accumule les preuves condamnant Moubarak et l’ancien régime. Il poursuit son combat, pour défendre les martyrs et blessés de la révolution.

Les coups de fil anonymes n’arrêtent pas : « On est avec vous coûte que coûte », « On te protégera, ne t’inquiète pas » « Va droit au but », « On soutient votre cause », « Que Dieu t’accorde la force et le courage nécessaires » … Les paroles de solidarité et d’encouragement sont souvent accompagnées de prières, afin de louer les efforts de l’avocat Amir Salem, ou de le protéger. Il a la réputation d’un défenseur farouche des droits de l’homme et de ceux des martyrs de la révolution. Du coup, c’est l’un des principaux protagonistes présents lors du procès de Moubarak, de ses fils et de l’ex-ministre de l’Intérieur. La lutte est accablante et risquée. Alors l’avocat reçoit aussi des menaces verbales d’élimination." (May Sélim/Al-Ahram Hebdo)

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Opinion : Let’s take a leaf out of the book

"Farid Hassan, an Egyptian father, is angry that his son, who has just started secondary school, has to study a philosphy textbook glorifying former president Hosni Mubarak." (Ramadan A. Kader/The Egyptian Gazette)

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Exclusive sneak peek : 'Curiosity' uncovers the secrets of ancient Egypt

Exclusive sneak peek : 'Curiosity' uncovers the secrets of ancient Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"What Lies Beneath" will follow the efforts of archaeologist Sarah Parcak to uncover ancient Egypt, 99 percent of which has remained buried. One area of particular focus is the former capital of Itjitawy. What exactly makes the city so important ? According to Mr. Fraser, "It was a place of infamy, political intrigue, violent palace coups and murder." The only catch ? The city has never been found - or will Parcak finally uncover it ?" (Anna Chan/The Clicker)

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“The Other Side of Sinai" pays tribute to wildlife and preservation

“The Other Side of Sinai" pays tribute to wildlife and preservation | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Whenever a fancy hotel holds an art exhibition in its lobby, it is normal to be a bit skeptical. But the photographs in the five-star Semiramis hotel's exhibition “Preservation and Wildlife: The Other Side of Sinai” in partnership with National Geographic are so stunning you almost forget the venue.

Arid landscapes, endemic flowers burgeoning between rocks and one gazelle’s jump immortalized in mid-air are among the 40 ravishing pictures by wildlife and nature photographers Nader al-Haridi, Alaa Taher, Yehia al-Alaly and Rafel al-Maary." (Louise Sarant/al-Masry al-Youm)

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Ancient Egypt heads to Brisbane

Ancient Egypt heads to Brisbane | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Queensland Museum South Bank announced it will the British Museum exhibition titled “Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb.” The Australian museum has exclusively been given the opportunity to screen this venue of ancient Egyptian culture.The fix-point of the exhibition is the ancient mummy of Nesperennub, a treasured property of The British Museum.

The coffin of Nesperennub has not been opened since it was sealed by embalmers 2800 years ago. And these thousands of years of silence were probably for the better. For the embalmers made a quirky mistake when mummifying Nesperennub." (Nanna Sejsbo/Bikya Masr)

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