Category Archives: History

Cairo – special places revisited

Next month it will be 20 years since I first visited Egypt and first experienced the pyramids, Citadel of Salah Al-Din and Mosque of Mohammad Ali, Saqqara and the step pyramid. And it is 10 years since I have visited … Continue reading

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Ancient stone tombs of Sinai

January has skipped past and I have had some travel adventures, so I will catch up with several posts today. On January 9 and 10, I traveled into the Sinai desert to the yearly camel race between the two Nuweiba … Continue reading

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October 6 – Armed Forces Day

A significant day in Egyptian history. In 1981 on 6 October, Egyptian President Sadat was assassinated while he watched a military parade, which was commemorating the eighth anniversary of the 1973 battles. On that day Egyptian forces had broken the … Continue reading

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Views of the past, with an eye to our future

‘We are all people of one world, and if we remember nothing else, let us remember that we belong to each other.’ author unknown It is September 11 and many people will be thinking about terrorism and war. Most of … Continue reading

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Time travelling

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. Martin H. Fischer Before I left Australia, I was given a perfect early farewell gift by H., the professor and researcher in design and architecture who heads the university Design … Continue reading

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Springs of delight

Swimming at hot spring yesterday, and on the walk home again met the charming young Siwan woman and several of her sisters. On a future walk there I hope to spend some more time with them, but need more Arabic … Continue reading

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some books about Siwa

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