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Egypt revives ancient road connecting Luxor and Karnak

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Luxor, EgyptReuters A restored road connecting two ancient Egyptian temple complexes in Karnak and Luxor was unveiled on Thursday in a lavish ceremony aimed at raising the profile of one of Egypt’s top tourist spots. The procession to reopen the 2.7 kilometre road included a reenactment of the ancient Opet festival, where statues of Theban […]

Egyptian Copts face Muslim mobs protesting against legalisation of churches

Police in Al Koumair village

World Watch Monitor The closure of a church in Upper Egypt that sought legalisation has been condemned as illegal by the congregation’s lawyer, and charges made against eight of its congregation, who have been detained for more than a month, as not valid. Coptic Christians of Al-Koumair village in Luxor Governorate had been gathering at the house […]