Egyptologist Discusses Ancient Egyptians’ Understanding of Meteorites at Harvard Museum Event
Egyptologist Victoria Almansa-Villatoro, a junior research fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, delivered a lecture on meteoritic iron in ancient Egypt at the Harvard Museum of Science and Culture Thursday evening.
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
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.
Dorm Room Decorations and Wartime Pressures
Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.
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.
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.
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
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.
Masoud Talks Islam in Egypt
Professor Tarek Masoud allayed fears yesterday that the powerful Muslim Brotherhood will turn Egypt into a Islamist nation.
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.
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.”
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.
Harvard Panel Calls Egyptian Protests 'Historic Moment'
A panel convened at the Harvard Institute of Politics yesterday called the situation in Egypt “the most historic moment in the modern Arab world in the last century.”