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Egypt displays previously unseen King Tut artifacts

An Ancient Egyptian artefact, gold sheet depicting Tutankhamun smites a Nubian captive in the presence of Queen Ankhesenamun, displayed in a glass case during the opening of the exhibition entitled Tutankhamun’s Unseen Treasures marking the 115th anniversary of the Egyptian museum in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. CAIRO (AP) …

Experts meet in Egypt over moving King Tut artifacts

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists and conservation experts met in Cairo on Sunday to discuss the safe transportation of King Tutankhamun’s throne, chests and bed from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to a new one being built on the other side of the Egyptian capital. The meeting, organized by the …

Who speaks for Islam and reform? Debate heats up in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — It was a startling collision of religion and politics. Egypt’s president proposed a new law that would prevent Muslim men from ending their marriages simply by saying “divorce” three times. The country’s top institution of Islamic clerics, Al-Azhar, bluntly rejected the idea, saying Islam gives men that …

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations …

AP Explains: Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — They trace their founding to the voyage to Alexandria of St. Mark, the apostle of Jesus and New Testament author. Just a decade or two after the original Easter, which Christians celebrate around the world, tradition states that Mark founded their church, one of the earliest in …