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Ancient Heliopolis under threat

Caesar Augustus sent the obelisks from Heliopolis to Alexandria, from where they were moved to Rome, Paris and New York. This was the beginning of the looting of the ancient site of Heliopolis, a process that has continued to this day.

Daily News Egypt

Baalbak revisited, Lebanese restaurant offers great food the second time around

A few months ago we reviewed the Baalbak restaurant in the Sonesta Cairo Hotel, Tower and Casino, and unfortunately our experience left a lot to be desired. The management of the hotel invited us to return to Baalbak for another review, assuring us that the first experience was in no way representative of the restaurant’s quality. And so we went, and here’s what happened.

Daily News Egypt

The spiritual journey to Mecca

Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.

Abdel-Rahman Sherief