Category Archives: Editorials

Secrets of the Great Pyramid

The Ministry of Antiquities announced important discoveries at a recent press conference, held on the eastern side of the Great Pyramid of Khufu on the Giza Plateau. It followed release of the preliminary results of the Scan Pyramids project. The project hopes to discover the secrets of the Pyramid of Khufu, including whether or not…
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Betsy Bryan’s Festschrift

I was really happy to hear about the presentation of Betsy Bryan’s Festschrift in Florence during the International Congress of Egyptologists in August. Betsy Bryan is the Alexander Badawi Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at John Hopkins University. Richard Jasnow and Kara Cooney were able to organise in the past three years to have…
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Unforgettable days in Cortona

The time I have spent in Cortona, Italy, is unforgettable. I was invited by Mayor Francesca because the town of Cortona decided to confer on me the award of Man of the Year. I was accompanied in my trip by a group of Egyptians, including Emad, the head of the Egyptian Tourist Authority in Rome,…
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Goodbye my friend

Some days ago I lost my great friend Omar Sharif. The last time I saw him was last week, when I visited him at the hospital in Helwan, Cairo. The doctor told me and his son Tarek that he had not eaten or drunk in a week. He could not recognise us and I had…
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