Antiquities - Islamic

Islamic Cairo's Sultan Abul-Ela Mosque pulpit glass-covered for protection

The transparent barriers will reduce the risk of theft by up to 85 percent

The essence of Ramadan

With the advent of Ramadan, Ahram Online takes this opportunity to remind us of the essence of the holy month and what makes it priceless

Sufi celebrations for middle of Shaaban month cancelled in Egypt

Sufi orders will celebrate at home rather than gathering in mosques, as is traditional

Red Monastery in Sohag is today's tourism and antiquities ministry virtual tour

The tour is part of an initiative to bring ancient Egyptian civilisation to audiences worldwide who are staying at home in the fight against Covid-19

Renovated Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue to open on Friday in Alexandria after restoration

The restoration highlights the tourism ministry’s view that Jewish antiquities are an integral part of Egyptian heritage, expert says

Walking a Sufi path

Dina Ezzat continues her walks with historian and guide Youssef Osama, this week through the graves of Sufi saints in Cairo

Restoration works start on the pulpit of Al-Zaher Baybars Mosque

The projects department at the Ministry of Antiquities will itself oversee the reconstruction of the pulpit of Al-Zaher Baybars Mosque

Saving Egypt's Aragoz puppet shows

The Aragoz puppet show, Egypt’s oldest and most beloved form of theatre, has been placed on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Egypt's antiquities ministry restores second chandelier at Muhammad Ali Mosque

There are nine chandeliers in total, two of which have now been restored

Bronze decorations stolen from Fayoum mosque door: Antiquities ministry

The Khonda Aslabay mosque was put on Egypt’s Heritage List for Islamic Monuments in 1951

Siwa village to be preserved

The ancient village of Shali in the Siwa Oasis is to be preserved for future generations to learn from and enjoy

Conservation work on chandelier in the Mohamed Ali Mosque scheduled to be complete in October

Conservation work on the huge chandelier of Mohamed Ali Mosque is to be completed in October

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