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01/07/2007
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articles
Egyptologists think they have Hatshepsut's mummy
Coral Grouper
One hundred years of Egyptian cinema celebrated on Sicily
A passport to the Ancient Egyptian After-life
Orange Cafe Friday Barbecue Offer
whats on
Biodanza
 
Breakfast at Drifters
amusement
Erupting Volcano
Nutrition Facts : Sunflower Seeds
classifieds
Specialty Dive Instructor looking for work
MX5 Sea & Sea Underwater Camera for sale
Yamaha Motor Bike for sale
Jeep Wrangler for sale

 

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Egyptologists think they have Hatshepsut's mummy

Egyptologists think they have identified with certainty the mummy of Hatshepsut, the most famous queen to rule ancient Egypt, found in a humble tomb in the Valley of the Kings, an archaeologist said on Monday.

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Hatshepsut

Egypt's chief archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, will hold a news conference in Cairo on Wednesday. The Discovery Channel said he would announce what it called the most important find in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamun.

The archaeologist, who asked not to be named, said the candidate for identification as the mummy of Hatshepsut was one of two females found in 1903 in a small tomb believed to be that of Hatshepsut's wet-nurse, Sitre In.

Several Egyptologists have speculated over the years that one of the mummies was that of the queen, who ruled from between 1503 and 1482 BC -- at the height of ancient Egypt's power.

The archaeologist said Hawass would present new evidence for an identification but that not all Egyptologists are convinced he will be able to prove his case.

"It's based on teeth and body parts ... It's an interesting piece of scientific deduction which might point to the truth," the archaeologist said.

Egyptologist Elizabeth Thomas speculated many years ago that one of the mummies was Hatshepsut's because the positioning of the right arm over the woman's chest suggested royalty.


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Coral Grouper (Coral Rock-Cod)
Cephalopholis miniata
red sea marine life
 
Coral Grouper



Description & Behavior


Found around coral in areas with clear water. Easy to spot and fairly common. Range from 2 to 150 m and feed mostly on fish. Juveniles have yellow bodies with blue spots and as adults grow to around 41 cm. Like all groupers, Cephalopholis miniata has a large mouth and sharp teeth. They use grinding plates within their throats to break up prey. Groupers are the most important family of reef based predators. Territorial and solitary apart from in the mating season in June. Also common in other parts of the world, including Australia.

According to legend, the grouper was the first fish to have gills. This was because he swallowed a beautiful girl that he loved. The girl had sharp shells with her which she used to cut slits in the fish's body and swim to freedom..

 
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One hundred years of Egyptian cinema celebrated on Sicily
Cairo - Cineasts and cinema fans in Egypt were celebrating one hundred years of filmmaking on Wednesday in a special film festival on the Italian island of Sicily.
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Egyptian cinema celebrated

On June 20, 1907, the technique of the moving image was employed for the first time in Egypt to document the visit of Egypt's then ruler Khedive Abbas Helmi II to Alexandria.

Al-Ahram newspaper, appearing then from Alexandria, reported the following day that the famous Yassin photography shop in Raml Station Square in Alexandria had used a cinema camera to capture 'the visit of his highness to the academic institute of Morsi Aboul-Abbas Mosque, and how he was received by the scholars and students of the institute.'

Al-Ahram's news item said that the short documentary of the Khedive's visit was going to be shown in a special exhibition to be held the following week in the port city.

To commemorate the centenary of the Egyptian cinema, the 53rd Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, which started Saturday and runs to Friday, selected Egypt as this year's guest of honour.

In Taormina, and throughout the week-long festival, many Egyptian feature films, documentaries and shorts were to be screened 'to give a taste of the history of Egyptian cinema and its remarkable recent works,' the festival's organizers said.

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A passport to the Ancient Egyptian After-life
Evidence of large-scale gold extraction in the ancient Nubian kingdom of Kush has been found along the Nile River, archaeologists will announce today.
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3000 year old document

Xaar, one of the world's leading suppliers of inkjet modern printing technology, is sponsoring an exhibition of one of the finest examples of an ancient colored document in the world: “The Book of the Dead of Ramose” at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

The 3,000-year-old document is made up of papyrus sheets originally forming a 20m roll, and was unveiled on June 19. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view one of the finest and most recently restored Egyptian Books of the Dead in existence.

"One of the most striking features of the Ramose papyrus is the vibrancy of colors used in the painted scenes. It feels particularly appropriate that a company whose primary concern is with color printing should be involved with this project," said Julie Dawson, co-curator of the exhibition and Senior Assistant Keeper (Conservation) in the Antiquities Department in a statement to the press.

"The technical expertise of the Egyptian artists who worked on this papyrus is outstandingly high. Xaar has provided invaluable sponsorship towards an exhibition that allows us to bring this beautiful document before the public after two years of conservation work," added Helen Strudwick, co-curator and Outreach Officer, Ancient Egypt.

The Book of the Dead was a collection of spells and instructions placed in the tomb or coffin to ensure the dead person’s safe passage through the after-life. First written on linen mummy shrouds and later on rolls of papyrus, Books of the Dead are found in Ancient Egyptian burials from around 1650 BC.

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Orange Cafe
Every Friday Barbecue Night
Featured Article
 
Orange Cafe

The Orange Cafe will be offering every Friday evening from 8pm till 11pm a delicious open barbecue.

Including:

Mini Steak, chicken, kofta, hot dogs, served with rice, potatoes, vegetables of the day and mixed salads.

Only 45LE per person

If you take this advert along with you to Orange Cafe on Friday 6th September 2007, you will receive one FREE soft drink to accompany your purchased barbecue meal.

Orange Cafe is located on the Village Road, opposite the Royal Palace Hotel.

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Biodanza
For women from 18 to 98 years, Whatever your physic, weight or language
Community news
 

Biodanza

Rediscover your energy and joy

Get better health, forget stress

Reinforce your self-confidence

Find the harmony in you

Meet new friends

Easy and simple movements
to expressive and various music

Courses are FREE, together we pay the rental cost!

For more information: Juliette Bemant 010 6859771

info@biodanza-egypt.com

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Breakfast at Drifters
All new breakfast, lunch & evening dinner menu
Community News
 

Drifters

From the 1st July Drifters will be offering an all new breakfast menu, opening at 7am to catch the morning trade of hungry workers.

Sausage & Bacon Sandwiches, Country Breakfast, Traditional English Breakfast. All accompanied with freshly baked on the premises bread, coissants and pastries.

The evening menu will also include pork products so if you fancy pork chops, book early to avoid disappointment.

Reservations Tel:010 522 6413

Drifters is the official distributor for Marsden Pork Products in the Red Sea. For wholesale enquiries call: 010 522 6413

 


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amusement
 
Erupting Volcano

This would be a fun experiment for classrooms, daycares, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts.

parents & kids
 

This project is rated EASY to do.

Age
7 and up (ParentalSupervision Recommended).


Note: As in all recipes, results can vary depending on humidity, conditions, etc. Please try any recipe out before attempting in a group setting.

What You Need.


For the Volcano:

* Large paper plate
* Bathroom disposable cup (3 ounce is best)
* Aluminum foil
* Scotch tape
* Scissors

To Make the Volcano Erupt:

* Water
* Baking soda
* Vinegar
* Tablespoon
* Cup
* Pan or tray

How To Make It

1. Attach the paper cup to the plate by taping the bottom of the cup to the middle of the plate.
2. Tear off a piece of foil large enough to completely cover the cup and plate.
3. Place the foil over the cup and plate and turn the foil under the plate edge.
4. Tape the foil in place.
5. Poke a hole through the foil into the middle of the cup.
6. Use scissors to make slits from the middle of the cup to the inside edge of the cup. Tape the foil to the inside of the cup. (see photo)
7. Now make your volcano erupt! (see below)

To Make Your Volcano Erupt:

1. Place the volcano on a pan or tray (or you'll get lava all over the place!)
2. Fill the volcano with 2 tablespoons of water and stir in a tablespoon of baking soda until it dissolves.
3. Measure 2 tablespoons of vinegar into a separate cup.
4. Pour the vinegar, all at once into the water/baking soda mixture and watch your lava bubble up!

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Sunflower Seeds nutrition facts
Nutrition Facts
Article
 

Sunflower Seeds

Looking for a health-promoting snack? Enjoy a handful of mild nutty tasting sunflower seeds with their firm but tender texture to take care of your hunger and get a wealth of nutrition at the same time. Sunflower seeds are available at your local market throughout the year.

Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded center. The flower produces grayish-green or black seeds encased in tear-dropped shaped gray or black shells that oftentimes feature black and white stripes. Since these seeds have a very high oil content, they are one of the main sources of polyunsaturated oil
.

Looking for a health-promoting snack? A handful of sunflower seeds will take care of your hunger, while also enhancing your health by supplying significant amounts of vitamin E, magnesium and selenium..

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For more details call 0123641279

 


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Sea & Sea MX5 Underwater Camera
Compact Waterproof ideal as a 1st Camera
for sale
   

The Sea & Sea MX-5 II is a compact waterproof underwater camera engineered to make taking pictures fun and easy.

It's rugged, reliable and built for the rigors of outdoor life. Take it diving, snowboarding, snorkeling, rafting. It has a built-in focus-free 28mm optical lens that captures sharp pictures both on land and underwater.

It's hassle-free with auto film load, advance and rewind plus a built-in flash that fires automatically when extra light is needed for a good exposure.

The MX-5 II is loaded with the following features:
Back door is O-ring sealed, protecting battery compartment and film chamber.
Strobe ready light is located next to the viewfinder, visible even while composing your next shot.
Power ON/OFF switch also functions as a lock for the Sportsfinder when not in use.
Wide-angle 28mm f/9 glass lens captures sharp underwater images. Exterior mount accepts the optional close-up lens.
The LCD panel displays low battery warning, frame counter, film load confirmation, and flash indicator.

Excellent Condition 250.00 LE

Tel: 010 502 8698


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Yamaha Motorbike for sale
Yamaha Diversion
for sale
   

Yamaha Diversion 600 cc

Yamaha, Diversion 600cc Motorbike for sale approx mileage 3100km.

20,000 EGP

For futher details please contact
:

Sam Harb Tel:010 522 6413

Email: drifters_redsea@yahoo.com

 


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Jeep Wrangler for sale
Sahara Edition 1997
for sale


Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition 1997

 

Jeep Wrangler


Serviced and repaired at Ezz El Arab, Cairo, in May 2007 with 12 months
warranty on repairs
Under 125,000 kilometres
Good condition


70,000 EGP


Tel :Jessica: 016 470 3184

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