Qanater is a town on the Nile, north of Cairo, at the point where the river starts to divide, forming the Delta. A barrage was constructed there in the 1850s (later improved by a Scottish engineer in the 1880s!) to control the flow of the Nile and improve irrigation. 327 more words
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Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says.
Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. 100 more words
And there arose a new king in Egypt who did not know Joseph.
— Exodus 1.8 (Parashat Shemot)
The Talmud (Sotah 11a), that ancient wellspring of Jewish law and lore, suggests that this new Pharaoh was either ignorant of Joseph’s contribution to Egyptian history or willingly chose to ignore Joseph’s contributions. 413 more words