Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt

The Great Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo. Archaeologists have unearthed 3,500-year-old rock art depicting bulls, donkeys and sheep in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. (Reuters)
Updated 13 June 2018
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Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt

  • The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday the discovery in the Wadi Umm Tineidba, by an Egyptian-American mission from Yale University, includes at least three concentrations of rock art.
  • Egypt hopes such discoveries will encourage tourism as it struggles to revive its economy after years of unrest.

CAIRO: Egypt says archaeologists have unearthed 3,500-year-old rock art depicting bulls, donkeys and sheep in the Eastern Desert.
The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday the discovery in the Wadi Umm Tineidba, by an Egyptian-American mission from Yale University, includes at least three concentrations of rock art.
Mission chief John Coleman Darnielen says the discovery provides evidence for the continuity and interaction of artistic styles of the Eastern Desert and Nile Valley.
Egypt hopes such discoveries will encourage tourism as it struggles to revive its economy after years of unrest.


The Six: Films to be screened at the Cairo International Film Festival

Tunisian actress Dorra Zarrouk poses on the red carpet of the Cairo International Film Festival 2018. (AFP)
Updated 29 min 28 sec ago
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The Six: Films to be screened at the Cairo International Film Festival

DUBAI:The Cairo International Film Festival is set to run from Nov. 20-29 and will feature a bevy of powerful films from the Middle East and beyond.

‘Poisonous Roses’
Ahmed Fawzi Saleh directs this film set in a poor Cairo neighborhood and zooms in on the life of Taheya, who wants to prevent his brother from escaping.

‘Jahilya’
Directed by Hicham Lasri, this 94-minute film follows the story of four different characters dealing with their lives as Eid Al-Adha is banned by the country’s leader.

‘Heaven Without People’
This provocative film is the debut feature-length work of Lucien Bourjeily. It centers on the tense reunion of a large family over lunch.

‘Laaziza’
Moroccan writer-director Mohcine Besri tells a moving story of Laaziza, a troubled mother who is faced with the difficulty of welcoming back a man who once rejected her — all for the love of her only son.

Fatwa
Exploring radicalization and its horrors, this movie is set in Tunis and follows a father’s bid to uncover the truth about his dead son who had links with a radical group.

Kilo 64
Director Amir El-Shenawy follows the journey of an ambitious pharmacy graduate who pursues career in farming just off the Cairo-Alexandria desert road.