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What Would Ancient Egyptian Music Sound Like, If We Could Hear It?

What Would Ancient Egyptian Music Sound Like, If We Could Hear It?

Though there has been no historical evidence, as yet, of Ancient Egyptian musical notes, recently, a project has been undertaken by a university professor to…

The Many Faces of Homosexuality in Ancient Egypt

The Many Faces of Homosexuality in Ancient Egypt

In spite of the overwhelming assumption in the Arab world, that homosexuality never existed before Sodom and Gomorrah, historical and literary evidence suggests otherwise. Homosexuality was not…

Christians of Gaza Barred from Jerusalem on Palm Sunday Celebrations

Christians of Gaza Barred from Jerusalem on Palm Sunday Celebrations

On the occasion of Palm Sunday, Palestinians held a special service in Gaza, with dozens of families gathering in the Church of Saint Porphyrius to…

Pioneering Women in the Arab-Islamic History of Education

Pioneering Women in the Arab-Islamic History of Education

Of the many contradictions in the way we recount our heritage, one issue in particular stands out. The long history of Arab and Muslim women…

Tunisia's Street Musicians Lead New Wave of Rebellion

Tunisia's Street Musicians Lead New Wave of Rebellion

In the center of the Tunisian capital, music wafts through the air in the Avenue Habib Bourgiba, and in other outlying streets. In front of…

Sex and the Egyptian Feminist: The Writers Who Broke the Mould

Sex and the Egyptian Feminist: The Writers Who Broke the Mould

There have been three distinct phases of women’s literature on sex, the body, and womanhood over the past century in Egypt. From literature that avoided…