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How Salafis Supported the Constitution in Upper Egypt

Post-Morsi, some say, the Salafi Nour Party was pushed into a corner. Others say they played their cards perfectly. In any case they supported the 2014 constitution despite its removal of religious provisions they largely orchestrated only two years earlier. 215 more words


The Fortieth Day

Today is the fortieth day after my Mom passed away. Previously there used to be a fairly large religious ceremony denoting the fortieth day of passing, but a few years back the Coptic Church banned this as being an ancient Egyptian custom that has no basis in religion. 760 more words

Review! The Story of the Bodmer Papyri

The Story of the Bodmer Papyri

From the First Monastery’s Library in Upper Egypt to Geneva and Dublin

by James M. Robinson

ISBN: 9780227172780

“…this book is an important contribution to understanding one of the most significant manuscript discoveries of the twentieth century. 44 more words



Jane and I have just returned from our first trip to Upper Egypt.  May it not be the last.  Insha’allah.

If we could attach one theme to this visit it would be “gifts”.  912 more words


Nebhepetre - Mentuhotep II - was a pharaoh when the Israelites were in Egypt.

Mentuhotep II of the 11th dynasty was only king of Upper and Lower Egypt for part of his reign – at a time when the Israelites were in Egypt. 725 more words