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The Contemporary History of Egypt Part I

Egypt’s recent history – from the peace agreement with Israel in 1979 and the assassination of President Anwar al-Sadat in 1981 – is particularly marked by President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, of the uprising that deposed him during the Arab Spring in 2011 – and the political turmoil that followed. The new, elected president, Mohamed Morsi, […]

Literature of Egypt
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Literature of Egypt

An extensive and diverse literature from ancient Egypt has been handed down: religious literature, wisdom literature, hymns, stories, fairy tales, myths, biographies, letters and love poems. The oldest literature dates from the Old Kingdom (c. 3000-c. 2155 BC) and is written in Egyptian. Read more about the literature in Literature in Ancient Egypt. From the […]

Theater in Egypt
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Theater in Egypt

Ancient Egyptian theater Ancient Egyptian theater must be understood in the context of the entire Middle Eastern region. Admittedly, there are traces of a theater culture in Pharaoh’s Egypt linked to the assumption that the Osiris rituals were performed with dramatic means. It is also known that the coronation process had theatrical elements, and central […]