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Egyptian museum calls for Rosetta Stone to be returned from UK after 200 years

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n Egyptian museum has renewed calls for the Rosetta Stone to be returned back to Egypt after more than 200 years in the British Museum.

The ancient slab, which is engraved with three languages and unlocked the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphs, has been a long-running source of tension between Cairo and London.

British soldiers captured the stone in 1801 after defeating Napoleon’s army in Egypt and transferred it to the British Museum, where it has long been the most-visited object.

Dr Tarek Tawfik, the director of the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), said he was eager to see the Rosetta Stone back in Egypt.

“It would be great to have the Rosetta Stone back in Egypt but this is something that will still need a lot of discussion and co-operation,” Dr Tawfik told the Evening Standard.

He said he was involved in “vivid discussions” about possibly returning the Rosetta Stone to his own museum.

A British Museum spokeswoman said: “We have not received a request for the return of the Rosetta Stone from GEM.

“In April, British Museum director Hartwig Fischer and colleagues visited the galleries at GEM with Dr Tawfik, which will allow a stunning new display of pharaonic Egypt.”

Dr Tawfik suggested that virtual reality technology could be used to foster a compromise and allow “a way of co-operation and means of complementing each other between the museums”.

Egyptian officials have demanded the return of the Rosetta Stone for decades but have never succeeded in convincing the British Museum to hand it over.

The stone is engraved with an identical message in Ancient Greek, Demotic and Egyptian hieroglyphs, allowing 19th century scholars to translate the hieroglyphs.

A similar argument has played out over the Elgin Marbles, a series of Greek sculptures which were brought to the UK from Greece at around the same time as the Rosetta Stone and are also kept at the British Museum.

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Acording to an announcement by the Desouk club in Kafr al Sheikh, the death of Rawan a speed ball player, and a university student, aged 21. Her body was found lying in the surface of the roof in one of the buildings of the city, as she was killed. The statement by the club had announced all condolences and grievances to her unfortunate death. People of the city had somberly and sorrowfully accepted the news, as tears, and sorrow had filled their hearts. All family and friends of the young girl had heavy heartedly accepted the death of their daughter, and the loss. Furthermore, investigations from police and investigation forces are committed to know about the cruel crime and solving the case. This incident was gruesome, and pensive to the city and Rawan’s family and friends. We hope peace and tranquility will bequeath upon the city.

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US and Japan Warn from a Tsunami

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In the coastline of Tonga, a underwater volcanic eruption had occurred. Causing, waves as high as three meters, and 1.2 meters to hit the country. The eruption on the south of Tonga, was extremely precarious, causing strong currents, dangerous waves, and coastal flooding’s. Furthermore, the eruption of the Hunga Tonga, was heard across the pacific. The US and Japan had advised and warned of staying away of the shore, and as a precaution against Tsunami waves caused by volcanic eruptions in the south pacific ocean. Residents had showed videos on social media of the horrific natural disaster. A disaster causing eruptions and explosions, around the globe, was observed through space. Waves so high, destroying life around the shore, and all properties, as meters of waves floods the nearby areas. People are excavating and breaking out through cars, and safe getaways. The dangers of coastal flooding is around each country of the Pacific ocean.

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Coloring Cairo GLC Color Piazza

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This Thursday, Cairo will witness the global color trends for 2022 during a conference that will be held under the title GLC Color Piazza 2022. The color event will be attended by a group of prominent artists, architects and engineers. The event is aimed to make Egypt a capital for color and fashion, in addition to showing the aesthetic role of civilized development of the Egyptian architectural scene. That event will outline the archterual scene in Egypt and the creations of Egyptian architects. The event will be outlining the Egyptian innovation and creativity in engineering, furthermore the history work and achievements that are witnessed today. The urban achievements, and inspiration from different aesthetics in urban development and architecture in egypt. The painting event implies the architecture of Cairo, such as downtown, Al Korba, Al ismailia, and the ravishing muse of Egyptian cities. This event is about the color, art and beauty of Egypt and its astonishing cities. Though as we walk through the mesmerizing streets of Cairo, we are bewildered by the streets of it, each place is a story itself. Each place gives of a vibe we love, and anticipate to. The celebration of egyptian cities and color is a one of a kind event we should all bare in mind, and celebrate and love the heritage.

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