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Egyptian Author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik Dies at the Age of 55. 

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Egyptian Author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik Dies at the Age of 55.

In shock, young Egyptian readers shared their condolences on social media for the loss of Ahmed Khaled Tawfik at the age of 55. Tawfik is considered the first contemporary Arab Sci-Fi and Horror author. His writings formed the imaginative mind of an entire generation; it’s no surprise he has been named the godfather.

Tawfik always refused to abandon his home city, Tanta, where he was born in 1962 to move to Cairo. Not many know that Tawfik graduated from Tanta University’s medical school in 1985.He attained a PhD in 1997 and actually worked as professor of medicine at Tanta University, Egypt.  This explains why he was the first Arab writer to explore the medical thriller genre.

In January 1993, Tawfik introduced Arab readers to a new world in his first published saga of  horror/thriller series Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa (‎The Supernatural).Not only he wrote faciniating novels, he also wrote different periodical articles for journals and web-based magazines.

His writing style has appealed to Arab readers, gaining him popularity in the Middle East. Some of his most famous works are:

– Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa (‎in English: The Supernatural) series started in 1992 and its last volume was          Oustorat Alasateer ( The legend of the Legends) published 2014.

– Fantasia series started publishing in 1995.

– Safari series started publishing in 1996

– (Egyptian pocket novels)series which provided translated international novels.

– Ragfat ALkhouf: series of Arabic translations for horror novels.

– WWW. Another series by Tawfik started publishing in 2006.

– Kous Kazah ( Rainbow)  a collection of short stories published 2005.

– Mosoaat AL Thalam ( The Darkness Encyclopedia)2006, a 220 pages dedicated foe horror made with collaboration with Sanad Rashed Dakheel.

– Kosasat Kabela Lelhark (Inflammable Scraps) 2007.

– ALaan Naftah ALsondok ( Now We Open The Box)2007 a collection of stories.

– Akl Bela Jasad (Brain with no Body) 2008 a collection of stories.

– An Arabic translation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club.

– Utopia a fictional, political-minded novel, translated into English by Chip Rosetti.

-Al-Singa (The Knife) is a politically-flavored novel.

– Just Like Icarus is a fictional political-minded novel

People who touch our hearts never die; their memory lives within us. Rest in peace, godfather.

 

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The Step Pyramid is Back After 14 Years of Restoration

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Egypt has been renovating a lot of things for a while now. One of the most important aspect that is being renovated at the moment is Egypt’s infamous “Step Pyramid of Djoser”. It is promised that this monument is to be opened quite soon for the public. Yay us!

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has just announced this morning that the renovations of the Step Pyramid are finally complete! The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities recently visited Saqqara’s Archaeological site to survey as well as take a glimpse of all the latest work prior to the grand opening.

 

Upon restoring the site, the workers had focused on maintaining the Pyramid’s integrity by adding protective stones around the Pyramid in hopes of protecting it from several things such as rain damage and weather conditions too. They had also replaced the stones to prevent the architectural monument from collapsing by repairing the roof and even filling holes. You should know that for centuries Egypt has been neglecting taking care of the Step Pyramid, which is why we’re super excited and can’t wait for the grand opening!

Back in 2011, reports were made by UNESCO claiming that the Step Pyramid, a 4,600 year old Step Pyramid is in extreme danger of collapsing. Alarms were sounded which is why the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities decided to develop as well as preserve restoring cultural sites all over Egypt, the Step Pyramid being one of the most important.

Believe it or not, 90,000LE was used to undertake the restoration and repair. You might think of it as a lot of money, but due to the advanced scientific techniques and tools that are to help maintain the structure’s integrity, 90,000LE is considerably very cheap for renovation!

One of the most exciting things about the renovation is that the ministry had installed electronic panels in order to portray the detailed history of the Saqqara Archaeological site. This will definitely help maintain our country’s ancestral history! Another cool addition to the artifacts are full time security guards, ventilation, modern lighting, and also wheelchair ramps and paths for the needy to allow all kinds of visitors to be able to witness such a beautiful restoration of history.

If you didn’t know, the Step Pyramid has been closed ever since 2006 after an earthquake hit Egypt pretty hard in 1992 and threatened to collapse the Step Pyramid. To fix this problem momentarily, researchers had to use a massive balloon filled with water to help maintain the structure for the time being. They had later stopped restorations in 2011 due to political instability but then quickly began again in 2013.

The Step Pyramid is quite unique not only because it was built by Amenhotep during the 27th century, but also because these were the first pyramids to ever be constructed in the world. Due to that, the actual Pyramids began being created.

We’re quite happy and content with the way Egypt has been dealing with their history and cultural artifacts. We have one of the greatest most important history and culture amongst all, which is why it is great that after 14 years of restoration and hard work, we finally get to witness a better historical upbringing.

Are you excited to see the new changes that are made?

 

 

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Gouna Hosting the “Second Annual Polo Silver Cup”

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For decades, we’ve been enjoying both modern and ancient games such as Football and even Wrestling! Which is why we’re easily captivated whenever a new or unique sport is brought to Egypt.

Horses are one of the most used animals in Egypt. They’re sometimes used for entertainment and transportation, while at other times they’re used for professional riding.

Polo games originated in Central Asia back in the 6th century! Yes, the game is that old! Which is why people are psyched to finally have Polo games taking place in Egypt!

El Gouna Beach will be hosting their second annual Polo Kings Silver Cup.

Believe it or not, this is a major event happening. People will be travelling the world for such an extraordinary event. The event is to take place on the beautiful shores of sandy Gouna under the hot sun, which makes it an even better experience that you can’t miss.

This sport was said to be strictly for Kings and Princes back in the old age, but in the modern day, anyone who has any experience and passion towards horse riding as well as playing polo is free to enter!

There’ll be six teams of three that are said to be competing in the second annual cup this year. Yikes, that’ll definitely cause more exciting rivalry for us to watch.

Not only will there be the Polo Silver Cup taking place, but there’ll also be loads of ranging activities as well as parades at the Marina! So much fun in store for you guys!

People will dress to impress and get ready for the major Gala dinner said to take place as well. You can even get pony rides!

This event will be a huge blast from the past since these are things people used to do decades ago and this sport was almost dying, which is why it is super exciting for Egypt to start doing things differently by embracing all cultures around us and reviving an old sport!

There you have it folks! Get your fanciest clothes and rest up for the event we’ve all been waiting for!

 

 

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Hottest Tattoo Artists in Town 2020

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Art has been one of the most important things we have been graced with, because if you think about it this way, Art can be expressed in many different ways. For instance, Art can be expressed through a certain dance or maybe even a specific painting, which is why we hold on to it so dearly.

Now, another modern and cooler way people have started expressing themselves through more and more is Tattooing. Tattoo artists have been growing more popular throughout the years because Tattooing can be considered as a painting, drawing, or even just a means of expressing themselves.

Nowadays, everyone is psyched and more interested in getting tattoos, whether it ‘s the name of your mother or maybe even the Mona Lisa, everything is possible! Since there are many people hoping to get inked this year, it’s very important to choose your artist wisely because this isn’t a canvas or even a paper that you can crumple and start over with, this is your skin, and whatever gets inked on it will remain permanent.

Tattoos can be removed through laser surgery or maybe even light therapy, but we caution you, it’s extremely painful!

Egypt is filled with tons of cool artists that can do many things, but beware, not everyone knows what their doing. Which is why we bring to you Cairo’s hottest tattoo parlors in one place!

Chaos Tattoos

Chaos Tattoos is one of Egypt’s well know tattoo parlors. It’s located in the heart of Zamalik. The tattoo artist working up this parlor is Adham. He prefers trying to understand exactly what his customers want projected and inked on their skin. He’s done very impressive work which is why his parlor is flooded with customers. Open 6 days a week and with a rating of 5 stars, Chaos Tattoo is a dope place to get inked!

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Bigg Triggz Tattz

With 10 years of optimum tattooing experience, Bigg Triggz Tattz is a comfortable place to get your tatt in. Since the parlor is well known, Triggz is open 24 hours a day which is why you can only get an appointment by calling prior to the day you want it done. He specializes in cover ups and highlights, so for those of you who have gone to the wrong tattoo artist and want it covered up properly, this is your ideal place. Bigg Triggz Tattz truly has earned a 5 star rating as well!

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Dragon Tattoo

The Dragon Tattoo parlor is located in Giza and has a s certain specialty they prefer working on. They specialize in full body works such as alluring designs for the arms, chest, or even back! They’re open 7 days a week and start at 1:30pm. For those of you who are thinking of going nuts this year and getting a larger than life tatt, no one does it better than the Dragon.

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Riders Studio

Riders Studio is another cool parlor located in Zamalek. What’s quite unique about this studio is that they take serious interest and care in their artwork as well as testimonials by keeping them up to date. Not just that, they also provide piercings, dope hairstyles, and even clothing so it’s considered a one stop destination! Twon, the artist, is given a 4.9 star rating and works seven days a week starting 1:00pm.

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Tattoo Egypt Osos

This tattoo parlor is located in a bizarre place called Shubra. The theme or style of the artist is elegant and concise with detail which is super important in a tattoo artist! They specialize in all sizes and styles which is pretty cool as well. Yet another parlor that has earned a 5 star rating! For more inquiries, the parlor is open seven days a week as well but opens up at 11:00am.

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There you have it, your ideal itinerary to your town’s hottest tattoo parlors! Check them out and head to their websites for more details on their work and prices as well because bare in mind, prices will vary.

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