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"La révolution égyptienne résonne à Nanterre", par Jack Dion

"La révolution égyptienne résonne à Nanterre", par Jack Dion | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Au Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Jean-Louis Martinelli met en scène "J'aurais voulu être égyptien", inspiré du livre "Chicago", de l'écrivain Alaa El Eswany. Une plongée dans l'Egypte pré-révolutionnaire qui est un grand moment de théâtre...

Habitué depuis longtemps à travailler sur la réalité du Maghreb, Jean-Louis Martinelli avait programmé cette pièce pour 2013. La brusque accélération de l’histoire l’a amené à revoir son calendrier pour présenter de manière magistrale une pièce qui prend un écho particulier. Alaa El Aswany raconte les interrogations, les doutes, les espoirs et les désillusions d’émigrés égyptiens venus trouver refuge aux Etats-Unis, ce pays dont l’un d’eux dit : « Ici, la vie est comme les fruits, brillants à l’extérieur mais sans saveur ».

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Gilbert Sinoué, Denis Dailleux, "Impressions d’Égypte"

Gilbert Sinoué, Denis Dailleux, "Impressions d’Égypte" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La Martinière, 2011, 256 pages

 

"Gilbert Sinoué est écrivain. Il est né en Égypte en 1947 et vit en France. Denis Dailleux est photographe. Né à Angers en 1958, il vit aujourd’hui au Caire.

Ce livre, premier volume de la collection « Impressions de voyage », raconte leur amour partagé pour un pays, l’Égypte. Les quelque cent photographies de Denis Dailleux choisies par Gilbert Sinoué sont pour ce dernier prétexte à évoquer l’Antiquité (les pyramides, Alexandrie), l’histoire moderne et contemporaine (la présence turque et mamelouke, la fondation de l’Égypte moderne par Mohammed Ali, la création et la nationalisation du canal de Suez…), les religions (coptes, musulmans, juifs), la littérature égyptienne, ou encore l’esprit égyptien avec le thé, le café turc, le trictrac, le narguilé…"

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16th Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology

16th Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Florence (Italy), from the 1st to the 3rd of March 2012

 

"Since prehistoric times the Mediterranean has been acting as a locale for interaction between groups inhabiting regions that are now studied mainly within the different sub-fields of ancient studies. In recent years, however, the development of research
techniques and analytical models of archaeological evidence (e.g. the International spirit defined by C. Renfrew) have identified similar historical paths that are similar if not, in some cases, common to these different areas of the ancient world from the West
(Iberian peninsula) to the East (Anatolia and Levant) from the North (Europe) to the South (Maghreb and Egypt). The use of a connectivity theoretical perspective has enhanced interactive approaches especially designed to better define the forms of networks and connections that characterized the commercial exchange among
Mediterranean polities during ancient times. Therefore, a new concept of Archaeology of the Mediterranean and the Near East, with a broader geographical perspective, is starting to develop and the archaeological approach concerning the "East and West" question becomes now more important than ever, placing face-to-face seemingly different cultures, which in the beginning shared similar roots and which descended from one another. However, connections with exogenous cultures could have also brought about outbreaks aimed at reaffirming local identities vis à vis the presence of cultural, religious and political forms of foreign identities. The expression of local identity and networks of interactions can be recognized in the material culture and, thus, the 16th SOMA meeting to be held in Florence in March 1st - 3rd welcomes presentations related to the above-mentioned topics using archaeological data collected within contexts located within the Mediterranean basin and the Ancient Near Eastern area, chronologically ranging from Prehistoric to Medieval periods.

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Mohamed Chawki, "Tweeting from Tahrir"

Mohamed Chawki, "Tweeting from Tahrir" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

CEDEJ, le Caire, 2011, 169 pages

 

"M. Mohamed Chawki, doctorant au Centre d’études et de documentations économiques, juridiques et sociales (CEDEJ), a conçu un album rassemblant des photos artistiques et expressives des manifestations du peuple égyptien durant la révolution de janvier 2011. Les photos veulent marquer la persévérance, la détermination, la joie et la souffrance des égyptiens durant cette période.

Expert dans le domaine du droit et de la cybercriminalité, M. Chawki aborde dans son album

les thèmes de la cyber-révolution, de la loi d’urgence, de la surveillance des internautes et reprend une chronologie de la révolution tout en présentant des perspectives d’avenir pour l'Égypte."

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"Egypt growth to make slow recovery after uprising" (thedailynewsegyt.com)

"Egypt growth to make slow recovery after uprising" (thedailynewsegyt.com) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt's economy will grow by just 1.3 percent this financial year and 3.6 percent next as it makes a slow recovery from the disruption to tourism and investment from an uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.The survey of 12 economists forecast that gross domestic product (GDP) would grow by 1.3 percent in the year to June 30, 2012, well below the 3-3.5 percent predicted by the government and the 3.0 percent in the June poll.

Growth, according to the median figures, will rise to 3.6 percent in 2012/13 but that will fall far short of the rate of 6 percent plus that economists say Egypt needs to start creating enough jobs for its expanding population of 80 million people." (Edmund Blair)

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Excavation equipment discovered in White Desert, investigation ongoing (Youm7)

Excavation equipment discovered in White Desert, investigation ongoing (Youm7) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Director of New Valley Security Othman Naji today received a report indicating that excavation equipment had been discovered about eight kilometers from the main street inside the White Desert Natural Reserve, a clear violation of the no excavation or digging policy.

Naji instructed a team to investigate the incident.
The team discovered a hole – one meter and a half in depth and three meters wide – inside of which was found human bones and pottery." (Maher Abu El-Noor)

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Egypt clashes between Muslim and Copts calmed, witnesses say violence into night (Bikya Masr)

Egypt clashes between Muslim and Copts calmed, witnesses say violence into night (Bikya Masr) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Aswan’s governor denied the burning of a church in Edfu, in southern Egypt, on Friday and said there was no attack on the church since there is no church “but a Christian guest house,” adding that the situation has calmed and the clashes stopped.Governor Mostafa el-Said told Channel One, Egypt’s national TV channel, late on Friday that reports stating violence against a church in the city were “wrong.”

Eyewitnesses, however, have reported that a number of Muslim men surrounded church and set fire to parts of it, then moved to Coptic houses in the area, where they set fire to buildings and vandalized a grocery store." (Manar Ammar)

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Video egiptoaroma :"Tutankamon, Akenaton y Cleopatra : biografias"

Un repaso a la vida de estos tres personajes históricos del Antiguo Egipto.
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MFAH-Exhibition :"Tutankhamun : The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs"

MFAH-Exhibition :"Tutankhamun : The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Museum of Fine Arts - Houston

Oct 16, 2011 - Avr 15, 2012

 

The acclaimed traveling exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs features more than 100 artworks, most of which had never been shown in the United States prior to this tour. These spectacular treasures—more than half of which come from the tomb of King Tutankhamun—include the golden sandals found on the boy king´s mummy; a gold coffinette that held his stomach; golden statues of the gods; and King Tut's rings, ear ornaments, and gold collar.

Also showcased are objects associated with the most important rulers of the 30 dynasties that reigned in Egypt over a 2,000-year span. The exhibition explores the splendor of the pharaohs, their function in both the earthly and divine worlds, and what "kingship" meant to the Egyptian people. Among the highlights is the largest likeness of King Tut ever discovered: a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh found at the remains of a funerary temple.

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"Los Dioses llegados de las estrellas" (Manuel José Delgado)

"Los Dioses llegados de las estrellas" (Manuel José Delgado) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egipto fue, es y será siempre fuente inagotable de sorpresas. Pero lo más asombroso es que sus conquistas intelectuales y sus logros tecnológicos no aparecieron por una evolución social, sino que de la noche a la mañana surgió de la nada una cultura sorprendente, en donde se desarrollaron técnicas tan asombrosas que posteriormente no pudieron igualarse. El conocimiento preciso de la astronomía, las obras de ingeniería para mover y colocar millones de grandes monolitos de piedra, los instrumentos de óptica y mensuración necesarias para ello y que nunca han aparecido, la forma de entender la farmacopea, la medicina y la biología, las herramientas para taladrar y cortar piedras de dureza extraordinaria… Todo ello se realizó en el Egipto temprano, por aquellos primeros colonos de las riberas del Nilo, con una precisión que luego fue olvidada"

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Blog Post : A letter to Maikel Nabil and Egypt’s military

Blog Post : A letter to Maikel Nabil and Egypt’s military | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Who would have thought that a month after Mubarak’s removal, a blogger would be arrested for apparently defaming or ”disgracing” the armed forces? Who would have thought that after toppling a 30 year old regime’s corruption and brutality, a day would come when a blogger is dragged from his home by the military police and accused of ”disturbing public security and insulting the military institution”? Who would have thought that this blogger, Maikel Nabil, would speak in agony and weakness and say: ”I miss the Mubarak days because I used to openly criticize Mubarak and the vicious acts of the police and state security and was never interrogated or imprisoned by them”."

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Al-Azhar Grand Imam urges critical political thinking

Al-Azhar Grand Imam urges critical political thinking | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque Salah Nassar today urged Egyptians to not join political parties without careful thinking and consideration.

“Egyptians must see what is good and what is bad,” Nassar said." (Medhat Wahba)

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Egypt’s al-Awa suspends presidential campaign

"Potential Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed Saleem al-Awa decided to suspend his campaign until the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) “take serious steps towards the transfer of power in Egypt,” said a statement issued from his office.The statement mentioned that al-Awa was very “upset” at the delay of the parliamentary elections “in opposition of the popular demand that it would be at the end of this year,” in reference to the pushing back until next year the Upper House of Parliament, or Shura Council." (Manar Ammar)

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Reconstructed Ancient Egyptian Melody

""I learnt the incredible melody heard in this video, from an amazing CD, "Music of the Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians & Greeks" by "The Ensemble De Organographia". This video features my arrangement for solo lyre, of the academic reconstruction of this ancient Egyptian melody, from c.1400BC!! The scale used, was taken from a three-holed Egyptian vertical flute, still in a playable condition. The images in the video feature incredible, vibrant illutrations of ancient Egyptian Theban Banquets and ancient Egyptian dancers..." (Klezfiddle1)

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Dimitris Stefanakis, "Jours d’Alexandrie"

Dimitris Stefanakis, "Jours d’Alexandrie" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

éditions Viviane Hamy, 2011, 544 pages

 

"Jours d’Alexandrie" se déploie sur les soixante premières années du XXe siècle, du début de la Première Guerre mondiale à la nationalisation du Canal de Suez. Saga urbaine et familiale, épopée des diasporas, les personnages gardent, où qu’ils soient, un lien viscéral avec leur ville, Alexandrie, Babel des temps modernes.

On ne peut s’empêcher de songer au Quatuor d’Alexandrie de Lawrence Durell. Trois figures emblématiques se détachent : Antonis Hàramis, le Grec chef de famille, issu des milieux les plus pauvres d’Athènes, devenu l’industriel du tabac le plus important d’Égypte, Élias Hoùri, "le Libanais" distant, manipulateur, polyglotte, incarnation de l’internationalisme alexandrin, point de jonction de tous les personnages. Et Yvette Santon, Française au caractère bien trempé, agent secret des Anglais. Autour d’eux gravite une pléiade d’acteurs d’origines et de conditions très diverses. Mais au-dessus de tout et de tous, Alexandrie, impériale, observe les fortunes qui se nouent et se dénouent, et la marche du temps.

"Jours d’Alexandrie" est imprégné d’une ironie subtile, presque tragique, vis-à-vis des multiples destins et à l’égard d’Alexandrie elle-même ; roman-fleuve historique, érotique, politique et socio-urbain, il est le palimpseste d’une époque où l’aventure, l’inventivité et l’amour de la vie étaient élevés au rang d’idéal parce qu’elle sentait, déjà en soi, les germes de la décadence et du désastre." (présentation de l'éditeur)

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'Ala Al-Aswani, "La rivoluzione egiziana"

'Ala Al-Aswani, "La rivoluzione egiziana" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

la Feltrinelli, 2011

 

"È successo tutto all’improvviso. Il 25 gennaio del 2011, gli egiziani, così apparentemente remissivi e faciloni, scendono per strada, si sollevano contro il regime di Mubarak, affrontano la polizia antisommossa, i servizi segreti, i cecchini. Diciotto giorni dura l’epopea della rivoluzione di piazza Tahrir, e alla fine il presidente è costretto a dimettersi. Gli egiziani hanno fatto la rivoluzione, una ribellione costata cara a un’intera generazionedi giovani, che lascia sul terreno oltre mille morti per riportare la democrazia in un paese di antica tradizione liberale. Perché un popolo ritenuto tra i più pacifici si ribella con una sollevazioneche sconvolge, per la sua portata, tutta la regione? Al-Aswani racconta l’Egitto che non abbiamo voluto vedere: l’Egitto della dissidenza. L’Egitto umiliato e oppresso, disperato e senza più dignità. L’Egitto che aveva deciso di fuggire, con i suoi emigranti e i suoi giovani, alla ricerca di un futuro certo e dignitoso. E racconta – poi – come un popolo, raggiunto il fondo, riesca a riscattarsi e a riguadagnare la sua fierezza. È un paese sconosciuto ai più, quello che descrive al-Aswani, da sempre critico severissimo del regime che Hosni Mubarak voleva passare a suo figlio Gamal. Come se l’Egitto fosse un “allevamento di polli”, chiosa con disprezzo l’autore di Palazzo Yacoubian. Eppure ne aveva scritto alla luce del sole, nei numerosi articoli pubblicati dai pochi giornali d’opposizione e raccolti ora in questo libro che spiega quello che è successo prima e durante la rivoluzione del 25 gennaio, e mette in guardia da un futuro senza libertà, perché “l’unica soluzione è la democrazia”. (présentation de l'éditeur)

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"After large protests in Egypt, army chief to meet party leaders" (Al Arabiya News)

"After large protests in Egypt, army chief to meet party leaders" (Al Arabiya News) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt’s military chief of staff Sami Enan is due to meet party leaders on Saturday, a day after protesters converged on Cairo’s central Tahrir Square to demand reforms.

Enan, who is also second in command in the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), invited various parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood and the liberal Wafd...

Saturday’s meeting comes a day after thousands flocked to Tahrir Square to demand an end to military trials of civilians, cleansing institutions of former regime remnants, amendment to a recently published electoral law and social justice."

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Egypt loses 80% of tourism last season (Youm7)

Egypt loses 80% of tourism last season (Youm7) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said Egypt lost 80 percent of revenue during the last touristic season. The Jordanian market represented the largest number of tourists visiting Egypt, which is becoming the top tourist destination for Jordanian tourists.

Abdel Nour said the problem of decreasing Arab tourists will only be resolved with joint Arab cooperation." (MENA)

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"Des milliers d'Égyptiens exigent la levée de l'état d'urgence"

"Des milliers d'Égyptiens exigent la levée de l'état d'urgence" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Des milliers d'Égyptiens sont descendus dans les rues de plusieurs villes du pays, vendredi, pour demander la levée de l'état d'urgence en vigueur depuis 30 ans, blâmé pour certaines des pires violations des droits de la personne sous le règne du président déchu Hosni Moubarak.

Les manifestations sur la place Tahrir du Caire - épicentre du soulèvement populaire qui a forcé Moubarak à la démission en février -, à Alexandrie et dans d'autres villes du pays ont été organisées sous le slogan « Récupérer la révolution ».

Le slogan reflète la crainte des militants pro-démocratie et des nouveaux partis politiques égyptiens concernant la façon dont la transition vers la démocratie est gérée par le conseil militaire qui dirige l'Égypte depuis la chute de Moubarak." (radio-canada)

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Exhibition (Michael C. Carlos Museum) :"Life and Death in the Pyramid Age : The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy"

Exhibition (Michael C. Carlos Museum) :"Life and Death in the Pyramid Age : The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 USA (September 10 - December 11, 2011)

 

Acquired from excavations at the sacred site of Abydos in Middle Egypt by Emory Theology Professor, Rev. William A. Shelton in 1920, this mummy is the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Western Hemisphere and one of no more than half a dozen known to exist in the world.

Current examinations being undertaken at Emory Hospital and in the Carlos Museum’s conservation lab promise to reveal much about the little understood origins of mummification in Egypt. No other mummy of this early date has been investigated using modern scientific procedures such as CT-scanning, radiocarbon dating, blood typing, and spectroscopic analysis.

The exhibition will also place the mummy within the context of ancient Egypt's practice of mummification, burial, and the cult of the dead, as well as exploring the social and political changes that marked the end of the Pyramid Age. The development of the site of Abydos and the cult of Osiris will also be a focus of the exhibition, with a link to the current excavations at the Middle Cemetery where the Old Kingdom mummy was found nearly a century ago.

Newly conserved for this exhibition, the mummy will be shown for the first time in more than a generation and due to its fragility, it will only be seen at the Carlos Museum.

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Muslim Brotherhood Youth Launch "Ikhwan Cinema" on Facebook

Muslim Brotherhood Youth Launch "Ikhwan Cinema" on Facebook | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A group of young Muslim Brotherhood members launched an entertainment page on the social networking site Facebook titled Ikhwan Cinema, rocketing to almost 9000 fans, and intending to relay the group’s ideologies in an offhand and informal manner.A group of young Muslim Brotherhood members launched an entertainment page on the social networking site Facebook titled Ikhwan Cinema, rocketing to almost 9000 fans, and intending to relay the group’s ideologies in an offhand and informal manner.

Productions posted include satirical comedies, short films and plays filmed, acted and organized by a team.

According to the page’s admin Yaser Al Saeed, ‘Ikhwan Cinema’ was launched for the world to see. It addresses problems and covers numerous topics including sectarian strife, sedition and the historical revolution which succeeded in ousting Mubarak and his corrupt regime. It also dedicated a film to the martyrs and victims of the revolution acknowledging their sacrifices." (Ikhwan Web)

https://www.facebook.com/Ikhwan.Cinema

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"Soulèvement en Egypte : comment les jeunes sont passés du virtuel à l’action réelle"

"Soulèvement en Egypte : comment les jeunes sont passés du virtuel à l’action réelle" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Abdel El Ghaffar Shokr, le directeur adjoint du centre de recherche arabo-africain du Caire et l’un des fondateurs du mouvement Kifaya (ça suffit !) en Egypte, a animé, jeudi dernier, une des conférences de la deuxième journée du colloque «Le monde arabe en ébullition : révoltes ou révolutions ?», qui s’est ouvert mercredi dernier à la Bibliothèque nationale d’El Hamma en marge du Salon international du livre d’Alger." (Hasna Yacoub)

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"Egyptian historians, professors warn of SCAF power"

"Egyptian history professors and historians today criticized the current situation in Egypt in light of recent decisions by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), including its reluctance to lay out a clear timetable for the transfer of power to a civil authority.

Historians warned Egyptians by reminding them of what happened in March 1954, when conflicting political movements struggled to find democratic voice. Another trend, too, insisted on dominating individual ruling power, canceling political parties and opposing criticism in the media." (Ramy Nawar)

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"In Tahrir, revolutionary spirit returns to Egypt"

"In Tahrir, revolutionary spirit returns to Egypt" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"People smiled and waved flags. Drank tea and meandered around the square, making time to denounce the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on Friday over emergency laws, elections laws and the lack of transparency from the military rulers. The jovial nature was reminiscent of the July sit-in last summer, where activists and others joined forces to call for the prosecution of Hosni Mubarak, his cronies and a faster pace of reform." (Joseph Mayton)

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