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Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Egypt in the News on 2 February 2021

It’s a mixed bag of nuts for Egypt in the foreign press. Among the headlines to skim:

  • The New York Times is out with a quiz about Om El Donia on their Learning Network that tests children’s knowledge about the basics of modern-day Egypt.
  • The rift between television and sports personality Ahmed Shobeir and his estranged brother Mohamed is taken as a microcosm of political divides in Egypt after the Arab Spring. (Washington Post)
  • Archaeologists in Alexandria’s Taposiris Magna site have unearthed a mummy with a golden tongue, which they believe was meant to allow the deceased to speak to Osiris in the afterlife. (The Daily Mail)

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