Culture

Al-Madaq: A new virtual archive documenting Cairo’s history

An Egyptian historian created a website that reviews the history of Cairo through several historical maps, texts and photographs.

A correspondent in Egypt | Architecture | Aug 10, 2020
al-monitor Map of Cairo dated 1920. Photo by Facebook/Al-Madaq.

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A poem reflecting on Beirut's latest tragedy, and the evergreen resilience of its people.

Daria Daniel | | Aug 5, 2020
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Destruction of historical tombs raises controversy in Egypt

Architects and archaeologists in Egypt are angered by the demolition of the Tombs of the Mamluks in Cairo to establish a road project.

A correspondent in Egypt | Archaeology | Jul 31, 2020
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Gaza band plays music to uplift spirits, bring hope

The Street Band plays music for free in Gaza's public places, in a attempt to help Gazans forget their daily sufferings.

Sanaa Saida | Gaza | Jul 20, 2020
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No more Big Fat Wedding: Turks struggle to be wed in times of the coronavirus

From bejeweled masks to dummy brides, Turks struggle to combine tradition with new social distancing rules.

Nazlan Ertan | Coronavirus | Jul 10, 2020
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