Tag Archives: Port Said

Allenby Effigies

From Youm7 and Egyptian Chronicles (see video!) I am reminded today of Port Said’s tradition of burning effigies of hated political figures on Sham el-Nassim, a spring festival the Monday after Easter celebrated as a national holiday in Egypt. The … Continue reading

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Dear Leader, Could We Have A New Military Museum? (Part II)

The El-Alamein Military Museum was built in 1965 to cater to visiting veterans and their families. Both the winners (British) and losers (Italian and German) received equal exhibit space, and as a neutral caretakers of the battleground, the Egyptian authorities … Continue reading

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Mapping the Egyptian Presidential Election

Egyptians went to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to vote in the first open and genuinely contested election for president in Egypt’s history. Around 22 million Egyptians, about 40% of all registered voters, cast ballots for the twelve candidates … Continue reading

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