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Cairo best Places to have Breakfast or Lunch

Baladina in Arkan Mall 6th of October or in The Platform Maadi 
 Typical Egyptian food Other than located on the Nile River banks and the fact that you can take a Nile Taxi for a fun ride in the Nile, enjoy some feteer meshaltet with cream & honey, their falafel is also so crispy & fresh. Nile 49 
 A floating boat on the Kit-Kat side of the Nile with an amazing Nile view, and a cozy feeling as if at home, serving different food every day, once Egyptian, another Scandinavian or French, though pricey & their service is slow but they make a very generous Egyptian breakfast; falafel, fetir with homey, white cheese, fried, omelet or scrambled eggs, with your choice of foul, their foul with samna baladi is on fire, and the one with sosage  is delicious too. You can enjoy your meal indoors, or outdoors on the roof, or in the garden, don’t forget to end with tea with fresh mint ;).
Lucille’s Maadi (Street 9 branch)
 This place is always crowded, but totally worth the wait…

How the pyramids were built

physicists,from the United States said,thecircularcylinderstetheredabove thestonehelped a lotin the process ofbuilding the pyramids.

Physicistsfrom the University of"Indiana" believe thatthe ancientEgyptianshadtransferredtothe stonegeometric shaperoundconsists of12ribthroughcircularwoodencylinderswhich linkedabovestone.

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He saidthe world ofphysics, "Joseph West": "In this way, static frictionoccursin the desired direction, instead of theoppositionMovementstone

Ashraf Okasha (my friend) started the excavation work which led to the discovery of a limestone Mahat chapel of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II.

On 23rd of April 2014, not far from Seti I temple in Abydos a groundsubsidence outside a house happened as a result of illicit dig inside the neighbour’s house. The Tourism and Antiquities Police managed to arrest the diggers and the Ministry of Antiquities immediately assigned a number of inspectors and Egyptologists to perform cleaning and excavating at the site. The chapel has high reliefs and inscriptions including the titles of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II (reigned ca. 2046 BC – 1995 BC), the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom. The significance of this discovery that Mentuhotep II doesn’t have more than few blocked were found in Kom El Sultan necropolis and published by Petrie. The discovered chapel is located 150 meters to the eastern north of Seti I temple. Mentuhotep II grandfather Intef II took possession of Thinis Nome to extended his authority after his victory over the nomarchs of Herakleopolis Magna but on the year 14 of Mentuhotep II reign, the war started again …

Stunning face hidden for thousands of years: Wooden sarcophagus is unearthed at Egyptian necropolis

Encased in soil, this extraordinarily delicate face emerges into the sun for the first time in thousands of years.
The wooden sarcophagus was unearthed by archaeologists at the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt.
Believed to contain the body of a person of some rank, it boasts extraordinarily delicate features, well-preserved by the sands of time.


The piece was found by a team from the University of Jaen, in Spain, who have been carrying out digs at the site since 2008.
Since starting a fresh excavation in January,

the pilgrimage to Abydos of Userhat

The flotilla consists of five boats. The deceased's barque is the smallest of the five and is situated in the middle. It is surmounted by a white catafalque which covers the mummy and its coffin. The four other barques serve to haul the one with coffin. These have wooden cabins on their decks, whose sides have been painted. Close to the prow is a small platform , surrounded by boards, where the pilot and the depth sounder stand . At the stern is a helmsman. Notice that, the stern of the vessels are decorated with the usual papyrus umbel, the prow includes rare representations of the head of a lion.

The barque situated behind the one with the deceased shows the rowers in action, which confirms (as well as the absence of a sail) that the boat is moving down and across the Nile from Thebes. At its prow a small scene takes place, very much full of life, which shows the depth sounder (for whom the artist has forgotten to represent the depth gauge) …

a very strange horse, but still magnificent.

porters bring various goods: baskets, chests, fans, stands, canes, vases, chairs, etc. They also bring a chariot,  but this has been disassembled . One of the horses,  presents a very strange image, totally in disproportion, but still magnificent.

The funeral procession in the tomb of userehat

during the celebration of the ritual of the opening of the mouth, performed by a sem-priest dressed of a leopard skin. He has survived the damage and is attended by a lector-priest. In front of them are the necessary implements for the ritual and the chest which contained them, as well as offerings and traditional aromatics. Behind the two priests are the mourners, whose representations have not been finished. Nevertheless, the group of three crouching women, who hold their left hands on their heads (a gesture signifying that they cover themselves with dust), present a certain something which draws attention to them  Several more female mourners stand behind them.

Behind them arrives the long procession. It is necessary to understand that it is on the path leading to the tomb, and that close to it, small light buildings would have been constructed to place the offerings. These are displayed above the procession depicted in the two registers.������…

The scene of the Polyomyelitis in the tomb of Userhat

No one seems to have noticed that the barber on the left presents an atrophy of the lower part of his left leg, which typically indicates an after-effect of polyomyelitis . This shows well on examining the images carefully: the member is atrophied, and the foot didn't disappear into the small damaged area which has removed the feet of the man seated in front of him, but is vertical, with the very obvious heel. The general attitude of the subject is also evocative, and differers from that of his healthy colleague on the right , and the above stated
To date,
 the earliest known representation of this illness is on a stela of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum in Copenhagen, the so-called "polio stela". This dates from the end of the 18th or the 19th Dynasty. A photo montage clearly shows the likeness between the attitudes of the characters. 


The scene in the tomb of Userhat dates from the reign of Amenhotep II, and would…