Heritage - Walks

On the trail of the Holy Family in Egypt

As Egypt promotes the trail of the Holy Family as a major tourist experience, Ahram Online republishes an account of stops and cities where the Virgin Mary, Joseph and Jesus found safety and shelter in the country

Take a walk: Following Alexandria’s heritage sites

Heritage walks are usually pleasant, but walking with Mohamed Gohar, the founder of the heritage map of Alexandria, part of his project Description of Alexandria, was a real treat

Along the trail of Historic Cairo: El-Hattaba

Ahram Online launches a series of walks in Historic Cairo

Republished - Sham El-Nessim: A very ancient Egyptian Easter

Sham El-Nessim has been celebrated by Egyptians since ancient times, regardless of religious background or social status. Ahram Online republishes this short history of the holiday

Basilica bridge on hold

The bridge is set to pass right in front of the Basilica church in Heliopolis, a Type A heritage site where building anything that blocks the view is prohibited

Follow the Sun around Egypt: A guide to heritage walks and winter destinations

Egypt’s warm winter remains an eternal bliss. And so, Ahram Online decided it is time to explore various winter destinations and take those long walks we have been meaning to take. Let’s follow the sun, shall we?

In Photos: Tracing the sun in Luxor

Much has changed in Luxor in the past decades, yet the city has preserved its authentic spirit.

Suez: A tale of an ancient Red Sea city

On the 65th anniversary of the nationalisation of the Suez Canal by the late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser, Ahram Online republishes a review of a case study on the history of the 'brave city'

A tale of an ancient Red Sea city, Quseir

Quseir is at the end of the shortest and safest path connecting the Nile and the Red Sea, it has been a crucial trade route from the days of ancient Egypt to this day

The Place and the People: Exploring Egypt's intangible heritage

Focusing on community engagement and braiding the tangible with the intangible heritage was the main idea behind the initiative by Egyptologist Fatma Keshk

Republished: Mahmoud Reda - A pioneer of folk dance

Mahmoud Reda, a pioneer of Egyptian folk dance, passed away on 10 July 2020 at the age of 89. Ahram Online here republishes an interview with him from December 2010

Take a Walk: On the trail of cultural icons in Zamalek

Summer is here and so is COVID-19, but that does not mean we cannot marvel at the beauty of Cairo

The 'City Victorious': The story of Islamic Cairo

Dina Ezzat and photographer Sherif Sonbol explore 1,000 years of Al-Qahira's Islamic history

City walks: From the Citadel to the House of Architecture

Mogawra NGO's latest monthly walk follows an inspiring route through the heart of Cairo, taking in Qalaa Square, Bab Al-Azab, numerous historic mosques and a museum to Egyptian architecture

Ancient and contemporary treasures in El-Khalifa

An initiative by Mogawra NGO aims to put a focus on the historical and human wealth of one of Cairo's most interesting districts

Along the trail of lions: revisiting Cairo's historic graves

Just when you think you know your city well enough, Cairo surprises you with routes unknown and all the mythic stories left behind.

Programme: Of People and Heritage Festival

A unique festival that puts ordinary people and their tangible heritage in five different Egyptian cities in perspective

Hidden in plain sight: A closer look at some of Islamic Cairo's most iconic buildings

The historical treasures of the ancient districts of Cairo, in addition to the autumn breeze, make taking a walk through Islamic Cairo the perfect weekend treat

Alexandria's Villa Cicurel, threatened again, and again

The historic landmark continues to face threats of demolition

On the route of faith

Come walk with us the route of faith where an ancient church, and a Jewish temple fit perfectly in the heart of Islamic Cairo

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