Semitic Museum

Augmented Reality App Lets Museum Visitors Experience Sphinx

The app allows viewers to engage with a reproduction of Thutmose IV’s “Dream Stela,” which sits between the legs of the Sphinx.

Master of Plaster
On Campus

Master of Plaster

Adam J. Aja, the assistant curator of collections at the Harvard Semitic Museum, demonstrates proper sieving technique for the production of plaster casts. Aja and his team worked to cast the “Dream Stele” of King Thutmose IV.


Semitic Museum Recreates Egyptian Queen’s Throne

​More than 4,000 years ago, Queen Hetepheres of Egypt was buried alongside treasures next to the Great Pyramid at Giza. Today, Harvard researchers have brought a key treasure of her tomb to life: the Queen’s very throne.

House Life

Dorm Room Decorations and Wartime Pressures

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

Harvard in the City

Dozens in Harvard Square Protest Mohamed Morsi's Presidency

Bundled in coats and hats against the snow and waving Egyptian flags, the crowd of about thirty chanted in Arabic and brandished signs with slogans such as “Do NOT Support the Dictator,” and “From Harvard to Tahrir Square: Power Grab is not Fair.”


IOP Forum Discusses Violence in Egypt

In light of the recent violence in Egypt, panelists expressed their concern about a security vacuum in a fast-paced panel discussion at the Institute of Politics Thursday night.


Cossery’s Clever ‘Color’ Combines Commentary and Comedy

Cossery is the Jon Stewart of Francophone literature, an author who sees levity and irony as necessary for sanity in a myopic political climate.



Human rights activist Shima'a Helmy, a main character in the documentary "Four Women, One Revolution" which follows her role in the Egyptian revolution, discusses her experience.

Mona Mowafi Egypt Neighborhood
School of Public Health

Huffington Post Blogger Mona Mowafi Says Egypt Revolt Likely to Succeed

Mona Mowafi said she believes that the energy generated during the revolt in Egypt that began last spring can be harnessed to support a “ground up” revitalization of the nation.


Focusing on the Arab World

Some professors say that the College is ill-equipped to offer a comprehensive undergraduate education on the modern Middle East.

School of Public Health

Forum Discusses Egyptian Politics

Rather than focusing on their country’s upcoming presidential elections, Egyptians should create a political system that distributes authority instead of concentrating it in one individual, said Mona Mowafi, a graduate student in the Harvard School of Public Health, at an event held at MIT last night.

Freedom and Democracy

Freedom and Democracy

Chants and protest songs could be heard throughout Cambridge on Jan. 28 2011 as protesters marched bearing signs calling for freedom and democracy in Egypt.

Harvard Kennedy School

Masoud Talks Islam in Egypt

Professor Tarek Masoud allayed fears yesterday that the powerful Muslim Brotherhood will turn Egypt into a Islamist nation.

Harvard Law School

Judge Wary of Egyptian Army

Adel Omar Sherif, the deputy chief justice of Egypt’s highest court, expressed concern yesterday at a Harvard Law School panel about the presence of the Egyptian army in the country’s constitutional proceedings.

Sahar El-Nadi and the Egyptian Revolution

Tahrir Activist Speaks Out

“Tahrir can’t be told. It has to be witnessed,” El-Nadi said. “I want you to see what I saw.”