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Egypt



  • A Bittersweet Homecoming for Egypt’s Jews

    A rare ceremony at an ancient synagogue brought 180 Jews back to Egypt, decades after they were pressured to leave. But few Egyptians knew about it, highlighting government ambivalence.



  • Egypt Unveils Dozens of Newly Discovered Mummies

    Archaeologists in Egypt uncovered a tomb that consisted of a number of chambers that dated from 323 B.C. to 30 B.C. that were accessible through a corridor and sloping set of stairs.



  • Textbook featuring Israeli flag raises ire in Egypt

    Study book for eight graders shows the Israeli flag instead of the Palestinian one on a map of the Middle East, causing the Education Ministry in the country to order the removal of the controversial page from the book and bar it from further distribution while it investigates the matter.



  • Egyptian Mummy Study Suggests Close Ties to Near East

    The study found that the genetic material within the mummies was more similar to ancient peoples of the Near East and the Levant (an area of the eastern Mediterranean including Israel and Palestine) than it is to modern Egyptians.



  • 5,000-Year-Old Nativity Scene Found in Egypt

    Italian researchers have discovered what might be the oldest nativity scene ever found — 5,000-year-old rock art that depicts a star in the east, a newborn between parents and two animals.