In 1973, Egyptian soldiers hoisted their flag over Sinai, smashing the myth of Israeli invincibility. Fifty years on from the October War, who claims the victory: the president or the people?
How ancient was ancient Egypt? How old is the world? And what happens when archaeology contradicts the Bible? When the Dendera Zodiac arrived in Paris, these questions exploded into the public sphere.
The Roman veterans village of Karanis in Egypt did not change the world. Its ordinariness is what makes it remarkable.
Diplomatic negotiations at the 1921 Cairo Conference carved out a new geostrategic order.
The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 reopened arguments about the presumed race of the ancient Egyptians.
For most Egyptians the country’s independence came with the revolution of July 1952, not with the end of the British protectorate in February 1922. Yet, as the experiences of three patriotic writers show, independence did not mean freedom.
Recently discovered papyri give unprecedented insight into the lives of the workers building the Great Pyramid of Giza.
What can rock art of the desert tell us about life and death 10,000 years ago?
The influence of the Nile on the lives of those living adjacent to it.
Ungainly but fleet of foot, the flightless bird offers insights into the life of a legendary pharaoh.