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albert cossery. cairo-born french writer...of greek orthodox syrian & lebanese descent...pals with durrell, camus, genet, giacometti...henry miller wrote the intro to one of his books...published by New Directions, City Lights, Black Sparrow...embraced flaneur lifestyle (out of spite for materialism's imperative to produce )...
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"Cairo Boys" by Veasey J. Conway '12 in the City of the Dead, Cairo, Egypt. Cairo is unique in that some of its eighteen million citizens literally live among the dead. Large above-ground cemeteries - collectively known as the City of the Dead - have become squatter homes for the city's exploding population. These boys, found near Coptic Christian cemeteries, stopped their soccer game long enough to pose for a picture.
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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's minister of antiquities says Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old. Mohammed Ibrahim says Friday the tomb dates back to the Ramesside period and belongs to the chief "maker of beer for gods of the dead" who was also the head of a warehouse.
Cairo Could Devolve Into Chaos This Weekend With Bloody Clashes and Street Battles--Here's What's Happening
6/28/2013 Cairo Could Devolve Into Chaos This Weekend: Across city of nineteen million are hoarding food, gas & stockpiling cash. Nearby military bases are calling for reinforcements & the army has promised intervention if the protests turn too violent.
What about ... Cairo! A city with as much fabulous art, interesting architecture, and fascinating history and culture as Cairo seems perfect for the high-quality, in-depth tours that only Context can deliver. It's been 20-odd years since I've been there -- and I'd go back in a heartbeat if Context offered tours there! (But first, we're off to Istanbul, where Context fortunately already offers tours!) This photo is of an unfinished bust of the great beauty Nefertiti in Cairo's Egyptian Museum.