Egypt in the News on 25 April 2021
Archaeology is dominating the conversation in the foreign press this morning: The New York Review of Books writes that the spate of recent archaeological discoveries and museum openings is causing a revival of the “Golden Age of Egyptology” while the Washington Post says that the recently discovered temple of a previously unknown Ancient Kingdom queen at Saqqara sheds light on a little understood period of the Egyptian history. Meanwhile, the New York Times says that Egyptology is enjoying a “big moment” but questions whether it will be enough to revive the country’s tourism industry.
El Sisi speaks to the German press: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi gave an extended interview to Die Welt and answered questions about his government’s record on human rights, migration and regional questions over Palestine and Iran.
Ghost Ship 2.0? Egyptian authorities have finally permitted a stranded Syrian seafarer to head home after he was held on board his vessel for four years due to the ship’s owners running into debt and having expired certification. (BBC)