VISITING THE NEWLY-DISCOVERED TOMBS AT EL MINYA
ALONG with traversing difficult terrain and dodging dangerous creatures, Ranulph and Joseph also had an opportunity to visit this network of underground tombs, found at the Tuna El-Gebel site in El Minya
, south of Cairo.
Braving claustrophobia as he crawls along narrow tunnels to see ancient mummies in the catacombs of El Minya
It has a branch network of 38 branches covering Greater Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Damietta, Port Said, Mansoura, Ismailia, Tanta, El-suez, El Dakahlia, and EL Minya
At the national level, three associations have benefited from interventions of this project, namely the Women and Progress Association in Kef, the Women of the South Association in Agadir (Morocco) and the Better Life Association in El Minya
(Egypt), she added.
This time we chose to include Mansoura and Alexandria and we focused on the Delta out of practicality," said Ammar Dejany, managing director of the Cairo Jazz Agency, who is organising the festival along with Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center."The reception in El Minya
was great and what all of these cities have in common is an established art and culture scene," added Dejany on the selection of cities.
Three tenders requesting offers from eligible bidders for the construction of (a) a potable water pipeline extending from Abwan Village to Road 242 in Markaz Mattay, (b) anther similar pipeline extending from Toukh El Kheil Bridge to Ezbet El Sameriya Village in Markaz El Minya
, also (c) rehabilitation/ replacement of a discharge pipeline serving Sultan Land old station all under funding from the US AID.
The "Gospel of Judas," a papyrus manuscript discovered in the 1970s in a cave in the remote Egyptian desert at El Minya
, has recently been translated from the original Coptic script into English, under the auspices of the National Geographic Society (whose website promotes it as "...one of the most significant finds of the last century").