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‘Memory of Egypt’...Prominent Figures, Heritage

‘Memory of Egypt’...Prominent Figures, Heritage

Wednesday, 12 January, 2022 - 06:45
The Memory of Egypt releases a new issue every three months - Asharq Al-Awsat

The 46th issue of the Memory of Egypt magazine released by the Library of Alexandria, highlighted heritage features from the Egyptian society characterized with cultural diversity and richness, in addition to exploring the centennials of many historic figures and events.

In the issue’s introduction, Dr. Mostafa al-Feki, head of the library, writes about two great figures who left our world in the past few years, Pedagogist Dr. Hamed Ammar, and Islamic philosophy professor and former minister of Endowments Dr. Mahmoud Hamdy Zakzouk.

According to al-Feki, they both represented a vital example of creativity in their fields given their contributions in the movements of religious and civil education.

The issue also featured a number of articles, including “Judicature between Literature and Egyptian Cinema…Standing on the Edge of Reality” by Judge and novelist Ashraf al-Ashmawy; “Centennial of Hamed Ammar, Teacher of the Poor” by Dr. Kamal Mughith; “Raya and Sakina…Case that Fascinated Egyptians for 100 Years” by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sameh Fawzi; “Route to Sidi Fathallah al-Ajami” by Dr. Mohammed Suleiman; “Queen Farida…Centennial of a Queen that Owned Egyptians’ Hearts” by researcher Mohammed Ghanima; “Popular Anniversary Celebrations…Tolerance Message from Egypt” by Dr. Doaa Bahieddine; “Alexandria and Golden Age of Cinema” by journalist Mohammed al-Malihi; “Neighborhoods, Lanes of Cairo in Modern Age” by Dr. Kamal Jamal Mahmoud; and “Scenes of Egyptian Cultural Diversity” by Dr. Sahar Hassan Ahmed.

This issue is a contribution to the magazine’s strategy in shedding lights on the different life aspect in Egypt, the creative historic and cultural manifestations, and the country’s connection to the Arab and international horizons.

Former issues contributing to this strategy include a special edition on the Nile which placed special emphasis on the river’s origins, myths, geographic features and popular heritage, and another that focused on the history of Egyptian summering. The magazine is also preparing a special issue on the civil work in the country in line with this year’s theme “2022: Year of Civil Society.”

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