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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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A Girl Harassed and Killed By Three Men In Maadi

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As we write this, we’re in deep and shock at what happened to a young victim in Maadi. A girl in her mid-twenties attacked by harassers to a death point…

The horrific incident happened in one of the streets of Maadi, the young girl was walking home, when suddenly three men started harassing her and when she tried to get away, the three men attacked her and dragged her for several meters on the asphalt.

Luckily, security services managed to identify three suspects after unloading footage from the security cameras around the area. Alerts have been sent out for the arrest of the three men responsible!

Our deepest condolences go to her family and friends, we’re still at shock and despair of what happened.

 

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This is How Egypt is Preparing For The Possible Second Wave of Coronavirus

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A second wave of the coronavirus is expected to hit and here’s how Egypt is preparing to face it!

Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed said that if the wave does hit, Egypt will not force another lockdown and that it is preparing to face the second wave.

Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed told the 67th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday, that Egypt has learned from the first wave not to resort to the strategy of shutting down completely or even partially.

“This is the lesson we learned from the first wave; that countries should not resort to this strategy the way they did during the first wave, but should rather respond to surges in cases within localised [population] clusters,” Zayed said.

“However, all [precautionary] health measures will remain in place in the upcoming wperiod,” Zayed assured.

The minister also added that 2,300 persons have volunteered to undergo clinical trials in Egypt so far, and that 1,770 people have been subjected to full research.

The vaccine will be prepared at Factory 60 at VACSERA, the minister added.

Minister Hala Zayed also assured us that a number of 600 hospitals across the country are fully prepared to deal with any possible or sudden rise in number of cases.

During a press conference held in coordination with WHO, Zayed said: “we developed 45 fever and chest hospitals, and the development process of the remaining hospitals is underway.”

On an individual level, we must as well be prepared for a second wave and take precautionary levels to keep the number of cases at bay.

 

 

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Egypt Will Build the World’s Largest Spinning Factory

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The Holding Company for Cotton, Spinning, Weaving and Garments has signed a deal to build the largest spinning factory in the world right here in Egypt, at Misr Spinning and Weaving Company in El-Mahalla El-Kubra.

A statement by Ministry of Public Business Sector announced on Thursday. This comes in light of the Ministry’s plan to implement a comprehensive development plan for cotton and weaving industries.

The statement also indicated that the factory will be established on an area of ​​about 62,500 square meters, with the ability to accommodate more than 182 thousand spinners, with an average production capacity of 30 tons/day.

The construction work will begin soon and shall take around 14 months, with an estimate cost of around LE 780 million.

The contract was signed by Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Holding Company for Spinning and Weaving, Ahmed Mustafa, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Gamma Construction Ayman Saad.

“The plan to develop cotton and spinning and weaving companies takes about two and a half years at a cost that exceeds LE 21 billion, and includes a complete modernization in construction and machinery – which was contracted to supply from major international companies – and a comprehensive development in management, marketing and training systems,” the ministry added.

The aim of this ambitious plan is to turn 10 companies into strong entities, in order to double their current production capacity by 3 times. This way, these entities will be able to compete on a higher level.

 

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