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Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Bloomberg looks askance at our development plan

After more than two weeks of non-stop COP27 + human rights coverage, the global media isn’t completely ‘Egypted’ out. Though there’s no single story dominating the conversation this morning, there are a number of stories floating around the interwebs, mostly focusing on the country’s historical monuments and various tourism initiatives:

Bloomberg is calling the government’s ambitious development plans into question, which it says are under threat from tougher economic conditions at home and abroad, demographic challenges, and climate change.

Also getting ink:

  • Karnak Temple is getting a face lift: Restoration works are underway at the Great Hypostyle Hall of Luxor’s Karnak Temple ahead of the winter tourist season. (Al Monitor)
  • The Rosetta Stone repatriation campaign continues: Former Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass has so far collected 100k signatures out of the 1 mn target for a petition to repatriate the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum. (The National)
  • The Tourism Ministry recently launched the Holy Family Trail, which links together 25 destinations along the route said to have been walked by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. (BBC)

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