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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Egypt Experts Examine Islam’s Role

Three experts discussed the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in a democratizing Egypt during a panel discussion entitled “Islam and Politics in the New Egypt” at the Harvard Kennedy School yesterday.

Experts Say Turmoil Alters Peace Prospects

A Middle East composed of democratically elected governments will dramatically alter the behavior of the Israeli government and change the terms of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, according to experts.

Egypt Panel Gauges Media

David E. Sanger ’82, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times and adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Micah L. Sifry, co-founder and editor of the Personal Democracy Forum discussed the role of the Egyptian people and social media in the country’s recent revolution last night.

Mubarak Resigns, Future Unclear

On Friday morning, Tarek Anous, a research assistant in physics, stepped out of class to receive a phone call from his mother. She was calling from Egypt with the news: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had resigned.

Panel Discusses Mubarak’s Departure

As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced yesterday that he would not immediately step down from his post, History Professors E. Roger Owen and Serhii Plokhii were examining the nature of the Egyptian democracy movement in a discussion for Harvard faculty and graduate students.

Harvard Grad Leaves Egypt During Uprising

About a week after the first anti-government protests erupted in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, Devon A. Youngblood ’10 reflected on the movement that had displaced her from her post-graduate year of working and studying abroad in Egypt and decided that, since her neighbors had begun to arm themselves against looters, it was time to leave Cairo.

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