#EDEX23: Introduction of new #Egyptian surveillance #radar #EMBR16A
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/ArmyRecognition/status/1731970331881902263
#EDEX23: new #Egyptian anti-drone jammer #DJ400V mounted on vehicle
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/ArmyRecognition/status/1731968660766347355
#Tunisia: 39 Palestinians, including 29 wounded, were evacuated from #Gaza to the country, aboard a military aircraft of the #Tunisian Air Force, which landed at #Tunis-Carthage (pilgrims airport) on Sunday evening from the #Egyptian airport of #ElArish. http://www.tap.info.tn/en/Portal-Top-News-EN/16877695-39-palestinians
What does this mean?
If #israel knew about the #hamas attack for a year did they LET it happen which Tik Tok immediately said?
#egyptian intelligence said they told them now do you believe them?
A senior US House Intelligence
Committee member said they were informed but the specifics were unclear .
Questions must be answered. Too many lives have been lost.
More than 500 km of #Hamas terrorists underground infrastructure
with schools & hospitals & 'hubs' in #Egypt & #Lebanon
of the #Palestinian #Egyptian #Lebanese #Iranian Gov.
and at least consent of Palestiniam Population
Defining Hamas only terrorists is a diplomatic 'kindness'
they are a military invading force 'without uniform'
#Iranians decided to abandon Hamas
so as not to compromise Iebanese #Hezbollah terrorists
with whom they have closer ties.
Asher and Rin are out for a morning jog! Asher is especially excited and Rin's having issues keeping up though.
Art done live at https://www.twitch.tv/ra_zim by Wicked Whiskers
Feline is https://www.twitch.tv/RintheCatato
Labramon is https://linktr.ee/Ra_Zim
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Cobra-headed Meretseger protected the Valley of the Kings & Wadjet protected both #kings & childbirth.
In Lower Egypt, the cobra topped crowns.
In 2011, The Bronx #Zoo had to inform the public that an Egyptian Cobra escaped its enclosure.
It was found 5 days later hiding & named Mia - “missing in action”.
Egyptian E-Payment Vendor Recovering From LockBit Ransomware Attack – Source: www.darkreading.com https://ciso2ciso.com/egyptian-e-payment-vendor-recovering-from-lockbit-ransomware-attack-source-www-darkreading-com/ #rssfeedpostgeneratorecho #DarkReadingSecurity #CyberSecurityNews #DARKReading #EPayment #Egyptian
Video footage shows a man, identified as #Stuart_Seldowitz, a former national security advisor to president #Obama, who also worked at the #US_State_Department expressing extreme anti-Islamic sentiments towards an #Egyptian man running a halal food cart in New York City, #USA.
Seldowitz ominously threatened the vendor with dire consequences from the Egyptian intelligence service, including potential harm and torture to the man's father in Egypt.
"European countries need to play a leading role in recognizing a Palestinian state," he said during the meeting snubbed by Israel.
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#Tunisia: Political parties, associations & organisations said they are joining the human convoy, "World’s Conscience Convoy," called for by the #Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, in response to #Palestinian civil society appeals, to break the #Gaza siege. http://www.tap.info.tn/en/Portal-Politics/16827293-tunisian-civil
This is a detail from the lower torso of the outer coffin of a woman called Djedmutesankh, who lived around 3000 years ago. She was buried in tomb MMA60 at Deir el Bahri alongside other members of her extended family, and the tomb was excavated by the Met Museum in the 1920s.
As you can see the coffin is one of those busy 21st Dynasty ones, with motifs and gods almost totally covering up the yellow background. In the centre of the photo is a falcon with its wings outstretched and a sun disk on his head, probably Re-Horakhty.
Above & below are more falcons with their wings in front of them facing in (above) and out (below) from the centre. You’ve got two Osirises flanking a djed pillar above, and two more flanking a scarab beetle with a sun disk (the god Khepri) below. 🧵 1/3
From 11 Nov: Mummified baboons point to the direction of the fabled land of Punt - Enlarge / Drawing of a trade expedition to Punt during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. Note... https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/11/mummified-baboons-point-to-the-direction-of-the-fabled-land-of-punt/ #ancient-dna #ancient-egypt #archeology #baboon #dna #egypt #egyptian-mummies #genetics #science
Did the Proto-Indo-Europeans borrow agricultural and cultural terms from a population that spoke something close to Proto-Semitic? Rasmus Bjørn has just published a new paper (paywalled) discussing 21 (Proto-)Indo-European words that have been suggested to be borrowed from Semitic or Afroasiatic more generally and argues that yes: there are enough terms in Proto-Indo-European and its daughters to posit the existence of a Semitoid “Old Balkanic” language bordering the PIE steppe homeland to the west.
A very exciting possibility! Unfortunately, there are some issues with the words that Bjørn compares. Let’s dive right in. The main question we’ll try to answer: do these Indo-European words really have close parallels in Semitic, and if so, is there convincing evidence that Semitic was the source and not the recipient language? (I’ve modified some of the transcriptions of reconstructed words to match conventions I’m more used to. (P)IE means that a reconstruction is reflected in several branches of Indo-European but is probably not Proto-Indo-European proper.)
- PIE *h₂ster– ‘star’, PS *ʕaθtar– ‘deified morning star’ (Ishtar, Astarte, etc.). Aren Wilson-Wright wrote a 2016 book about the Semitic deity and has suggested before (probably also in the book) that this is a loanword from Indo-European. I’m inclined to agree that ‘star’ > ‘deified Venus’ is a more likely development than vice versa. With four more-or-less matching consonants and very similar meanings, I think a coincidence is unlikely in this case.
- PIE *h₃or-(n-) ‘eagle’, PS *ġVrVn– ‘eagle’. I can’t find the alleged Arabic reflex ġaran- in Lane, which leaves just Akkadian urinn- (possibly a Sumerian loanword). If these words are related, the fact that *-n- is only present in a few of the Indo-European reflexes suggests that it was borrowed from Indo-European (or a third language family) into Semitic, not vice versa.
- PIE *ḱer-(n-)(h₂/u-) ‘horn’, PS *ḳarn– ‘horn’. Bjørn cites the PS form as *ḳar-n-, but the *n is part of the root in Semitic. I don’t know what’s going on with “Tigre ḳär(n)“, but if it lacks the –n sometimes, I’m highly skeptical that this says anything about Proto-Semitic; all of Tigre’s closest relatives do have the n. The tentative derivation from Proto-Afroasiatic *ḳar– relies on “Omotic [ḳ]ar” and “Egyptian ḳr.ty (dual) ‘horns of the crown (of one of the manifestations of Amun)’”. Omotic isn’t a language; it’s a language family, and we need attested forms to judge the possible relationship. Moreover, Omotic has not been demonstrated to be Afroasiatic. As Marwan Kilani’s personal communication in a footnote points out, the Egyptian attestation is highly specific; if it’s related to the Indo-European word, it could perhaps be a borrowing from something like Greek (I have no idea when or where the word is attested, so this may be difficult). Without any indication that the Semitic –n is a suffix, it is again hard to see the PIE word which sometimes lacks it as a borrowing from Semitic.
- PIE *guōu– ‘cow’ (I’ve also seen this as *gueh₃(-)u-). “[T]his is an item that is not attested in PS proper while being shared with the wider Northern Afro-Asiatic speech community”, i.e. Egyptian gw (referring to a certain kind of bull). The similar words in Northwest Caucasian, Northeast Caucasian, and Sumerian (and elsewhere, like Proto-Bantu gòmbè ‘cattle’) suggest a much wider cultural diffusion and/or onomatopoeia.
- PIE *septm ‘seven’, PS *tsabʕ– ‘seven’. I greatly appreciate the informed PS reconstruction based on some Twitter discussions we had in the past. Bjørn cites the masculine stem, *tsabʕ–at-; to really make the comparison to PIE work we should probably add the absolute state ending and make it *tsabʕ–at-Vm. Is there some known PIE process that would get rid of the laryngeal in a form like *seph2tm? If so, the fact that we can understand the *t and *m as Semitic morphemes does make PS > PIE a good possibility, if this isn’t a coincidence.
- PIE *(s)ueḱs ‘six’, PS *sidθ– (not “*sidt”) ‘six’. “On the surface not very compelling as a contact phenomenon directly between PIE and PS, but the sequential nature and the similarities that permeate the same group of languages as for the number seven nonetheless make the comparison worth entertaining.” The similarities for ‘seven’ mainly consisted of many languages having a sibilant at the beginning. Either way, the argument for both ‘six’ and ‘seven’ being borrowed from Semitic would be much stronger if PIE ‘six’ also ended in *-tm.
- PIE *(H)oḱtoH ‘eight’, Proto-Berber *okkuz ‘four’ (sic; this should probably be *ăkkuẓ, Maarten Kossman p.c.), (Proto?-)Kartvelian *otxo ‘four’. In the background here is the idea that the PIE numeral is a dual, either ending in the PIE dual suffix *-h1 (Bjørn thinks this unlikely) or something related to the PS dual suffix *-ā–na, making it ‘two fours’. The argument is that what looks like a coincidence for ‘eight’ individually may be significant given the pattern that ‘seven’ and ‘six’ also have relatives. We just heard the same argument for ‘six’, so where this isn’t circular, it all relies on ‘seven’. Note that ‘eight’ is not ‘two fours’ anywhere in Afroasiatic.
- PIE *medhu- ‘sweet, mead’, PS *mtḳ ‘to be sweet’. “Likely comparanda in both NE Caucasian and Uralic point to a wanderwort, possibly of Afro-Asiatic provenance.” Bjørn cites these comparanda, neither of which has anything corresponding to the PS *ḳ. PIE *dh : PS *t also isn’t very convincing. Also, the word does not mean ‘sweet’ in PIE (that would be *sueh2d-), just ‘mead’ and/or ‘honey’—at least, that’s my understanding of it, but Bjørn has written more about this.
- PIE *dh2p- ‘sacrifice, feast’, PS *ðabḥ- ‘sacrifice, slaughter’. The metathesis increases the chance of a coincidental match, but otherwise this one is nice. It would be annoying to bring up Zulu hlaba ‘to stab, slaughter, sacrifice’.
- PIE *dhoHn- ‘grain’, PS *duḫn– ‘millet’. This one looks great! No notes. If related, the direction of borrowing is ambiguous.
- PIE *gwrH-n- ‘quern, millstone’, PS *gurn- ‘threshing floor’. The PIE *-n- is normally taken to be a nominal suffix so the word can be related to *gwrh2-u- ‘heavy’, but Bjørn suggests folk etymology in PIE. That would also explain why the PKIE laryngeal finds no counterpart in PS. Still, “the comparison between PIE and PS suffers from discontinuous semantics” (in other words: a quern is not a threshing floor).
- PIE *kleh2-u- ‘lock, key, bolt’, PS *klʔ ‘to retain, detain’. As Bjørn writes, “[t]he semantic match is not immaculate”. PIE *h2 : PS *ʔ is not so intuitive either.
- PIE *(s)teuros, *tauros (with *a!) ‘bull’, PS *θawr- ‘bull, ox’. “The European reflexes of *tauros are uniform to a degree that suggests a late (dialectal) distribution”. The originality of the Semitic form is based on Militarev & Kogan identifying Afroasiatic cognates, which are not presented.
- (P)IE *ghaid- ‘goat kid’, PS *gady-. Pretty nice. As with ‘bull’, the form (*a!) and distribution suggest a late loanword. Bjørn also brings in Proto-Berber *a-ɣăyd, which matches the Indo-European forms even better (note that PB *ɣ probably corresponds to PS *ḳ, not *g).
- (P)IE *lāp- ‘calf, cow’, PS *ʔalp– ‘bovine’. This one is piggybacking on the credentials of the previous two *a-nimals, which have similar distributions.
- (P)IE *bhar-(s-) ‘grain, barley’, PS *bVrr- ‘grain, wheat’. Pretty good: *barr- with an *a is reflected in Hebrew, and the simplification of the *rr to *r is expected in Indo-European.
- PIE *h2eǵ–ro-s ‘field’. The Semitic is a bit of a mess here: a PS reconstruction *ḫagar- is based on a Ge’ez form that can’t descend from it (hagar with h) and an Aramaic form that doesn’t exist (haǧar with h and a ǧ that doesn’t exist in premodern Aramaic; haḡar doesn’t exist either). This last one appears to be based on a misinterpretation of Leslau’s note “Ar[abic] ([of] Dat[ina]) haǧar village in ruins”. As Ge’ez hagar means ‘city’ etc., not ‘field’ either, I don’t understand where this *ḫagar ‘arable field’ is coming from.
- PIE *h2endh– ‘flower’, PS *ḥinṭ– ‘wheat’. The Semitic etymon is well attested, but the Indo-European one seems spurious (‘marshgrass’, ‘flower’, ‘arable field’, ‘soma plant’… are all of these related?). The formal correspondence is pretty nice, apart from PIE *dh : PS *ṭ.
- PIE *ǵlh3(o)u- ‘sister-in-law’, PS *kall-at- ‘bride, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law’ (Arabic kannat- has that last meaning; thanks, Marijn!). Citing earlier publications of his, he states that “the term should … be considered a Wanderwort tied to marriage and alliance strategies defying linguistic and cultural barriers”. This sounds exciting but I find the forms pretty different.
- (P)IE *h1is(h2)-u- ‘arrow’, PS *ḥVθ̣θ̣– (not “*ḥiθ̣w-“) ‘arrow’. The *w in Bjørn’s PS reconstruction must be based on Classical Arabic ḥað̣w-at- ‘small (headless) arrow used for practice’, ‘twig’. Without it, there’s hardly any resemblance between the IE and PS words.
- (P)IE *peleḱu– ‘axe’, PS *plḳ ‘to split apart’. The semantics are nice but the *-e-e- vocalism would look as strange in PS as it does in Indo-European.
So what have we got?
- ‘seven’ has the same meaning in both families, is formally similar, and has linguistic arguments supporting a borrowing from Semitoid to PIE.
- ‘grain’/’millet’ is semantically and formally very close, with no reason to see either family as the source.
- ‘star’/’Venus’ is formally very close, with the semantics making IE more likely as the source than Semitoid.
- ‘eagle’ and ‘horn’ have formal reasons to see IE as the source, not the recipient (if the Semitic words are even related).
- ‘six’, ‘mead’/’sweet’, ‘quern’/’threshing floor’, ‘bolt’/’to detain’, ‘flower’/’wheat’, ‘sister-in-law’, and ‘axe’/’to split’ all have formal and/or semantic mismatches or problems increasing the chance that they just look similar by accident.
- ‘cow’, ‘eight’, ‘field’, and ‘arrow’ lack a convincing Semitic counterpart. Bringing in other branches of Afroasiatic (which have massively different lexicons!) greatly increases the chance of a coincidental match, especially when we allow for diagonal comparisons like ‘eight’ : ‘four’ and ‘cow’ : ‘class of bull’.
- ‘bull’ and ‘grain, barley’/’wheat’ both show a very close formal resemblance; allowing for metathesis, so do ‘calf’/’bovine’ and ‘goat kid’, and maybe ‘sacrifice’. Most of these cannot go back to Proto-Indo-European due to the presence of an *a (rare or non-existent in PIE). Whether ‘sacrifice’ is PIE depends on the identification of possible reflexes in Hittite and Tocharian. Notably, the forms with *a are all limited to European languages, and these words all belong to the same, agricultural semantic field.
Two strong examples and three weak ones isn’t a lot to base a whole account of European prehistory on, but I think this last category could point to post-PIE borrowings from Semitic or something close to it, which is a cool finding! For the rest, with just one word that is more likely to have been borrowed from Semitic into PIE than vice versa and one that could go either way, I don’t think there’s sufficient evidence to say that there are Semitoid loans in Proto-Indo-European proper. The two possible examples should be attributed to chance resemblance.
I want to finish with a note on this last point, chance resemblance. Can it really be a coincidence that ‘seven’ is *septm in PIE and *tsabʕ-at-Vm in PS; that ‘grain’ is *dhoHn- in PIE and ‘millet’ is *duḫn– in PS; and so forth, if you want to include more examples? Well… yes. Depending on how many of the comparanda you find close enough to consider them being related, we could just be dealing with the couple of words that end up looking similar and having similar meanings in any two languages you compare. In the case at hand, this risk of coincidence is increased because Bjørn isn’t very strict when identifying formal matches. For example, PIE had (at least) three laryngeals: guttural sounds of unknown realization, labeled *h1, *h2, and *h3. *H means “one of these three but we can’t tell which one”. PS, on the other hand, had six guttural sounds: uvular *ḫ and *ġ, pharyngeal *ḥ and *ʕ, and glottal *h and *ʔ. Bjørn is OK with any of these matching each other:*h1*h2*h3*H*ḫ*h2eǵ–ro-s/*ḫagar-?*dhoHn-/*duḫn–*ġ*h₃or-(n-)/*ġVrVn–*ḥ*h1is(h2)-u/*ḥiθ̣w-*dh2p-/*ðabḥ-; *h2endh–/*ḥinṭ–*ʕ*h₂ster-/*ʕaθtar–*h*h2eǵ–ro-s/*hagar-?*ʔ*kleh2-u-/*klʔ
It’s also fine for a laryngeal or guttural to be present in either language with nothing matching it in the other, as with *septm/*tsabʕ-, *(H)oḱtoH (is this a suffix?)/*okkuz, *lāp-/*ʔalp-, and *ǵlh3(o)u-/*kall-at-. That means that we can increase our forms that would count as a match: PIE *dhoHn– would match all of the following:
Moreover, PIE has three series of stops: voiceless, voiced, and voiced aspirated. PS has similar triads of voiceless, voiced, and ejective stops, affricates, and fricatives. These, too, can mix and match:*T*D*Dh*T*h₂ster-/*ʕaθtar-, *kleh2-u-/*klʔ, *(s)teuros~*tauros/*θawr-, *lāp-/*ʔalp–*ǵlh3(o)u-/*kall-at-*medhu-/*mtḳ*D*septm/*tsabʕ-, *(s)ueḱs/*sidθ-, *dh2p–/*ðabḥ-*dh2p/*ðabḥ-, *ghaid–/*gady-, *h2eǵ–ro-s/*ḫagar-*dhoHn-/*duḫn-, *gwrH-n-/*gurn-, *ghaid-/*gady-, *bhar-(s-)/*bVrr-*Ṭ*ḱer-(n-)(h₂/u-)/*ḳarn-, *peleḱu-/*plḳ*h2endh–/*ḥinṭ–The one correspondence Bjørn does not find is PIE voiced/PS ejective, which would have worked so well for the Glottalic Theory.
So we can expand our list of acceptable PS matches for PIE *dhoHn-; this now includes:
- *ṭuḥn– (this root means ‘to grind’, as in tahini! Semantically close enough to match ‘grain’, right?)
We’ve increased the odds of getting a match by coincidence by 21 times, and have indeed found another match in the root *ṭḥn ‘to grind’.1 So if we really want to consider how likely it is that these similarities between PIE and PS are coincidental, we should ask ourselves how likely it is for one match as nice as *dhoHn-/*duḫn– to occur by chance, and then multiply that chance by 21. Would we really expect this to happen through sheer chance? In my view: yes, we totally should.
- This is only made worse by allowing for metathesis of the second and third consonant: now we have 40 options. Allowing for an additional final consonant corresponding to nothing, as in *medhu-/*mtḳ, multiplies the chance by a factor of 27 or so, taking some root co-occurrence restrictions into account. That would give us 1080 potential matches, although these wouldn’t all look as nice as *dhoHn-/*duḫn-. ↩︎
The #Egyptian, which hosted Hollywood’s first-ever movie premiere in 1922, will screen classic movies on the weekends, programmed by #AmericanCinemateque, the non-profit which previously owned the theater. During the week, it will host screenings for #Netflix, which purchased the building in 2020.
Last night I ate an entire large all meat pizza and a large box of fried potato wedges. Normally I wouldn't do this, but I went to bed soon after eating because I've been TIRED from the past month or so of work. Had a dream that I was looking for the lost tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess so I could revive and marry her to be the new Pharaoh of the Earth.
So how was your night?
This is a false door, which was an architectural feature that was particularly common in Old Kingdom tombs. This example is from the tomb of Pepyankh the Younger at Meir, and he lived during the reign of Pepi II around 4000 years ago.
It’s clearly not a functional door that could be used by living people, hence why Egyptologists call it a false door. But it was functional for a part of the soul of the deceased person – the ka could pass through from the afterlife and into the tomb.
The reason the ka did this was that this was the place in the tomb where food offerings would be placed. It was clear to the Egyptians that nothing was eating the food, instead they believed that the ka (or life force) of the deceased was nourished by the life force of the food. 🧵 1/2
(but i found this by pure chance when looking around the very limited street view)
There are also graves from the "Egyptian Labour Corps"
This is an unusal Egyptian #divination combining two techniques:
A yes/no answer based on the individual appearance of the god
a personal encounter with the god who will talk to the practitioner.
It's also extremely short for an Egyptian divination and the invoked god is not mentioned by name.
The London-Leiden Magical Papyrus, 2nd-3rd century
British Museum EA 10070
Translation: my own
The Singer in the Residence of Amun Ankhshepenwepet was buried at Deir el-Bahri (in tomb MMA56) around the early 7th Century BCE. Her burial was in a pit tomb and had been disturbed in antiquity but quite a few things remained, including these two shabti boxes.
The boxes are made of wood, painted white before being decorated. The text along the sides of both boxes is an offering formula, and on the lid of each box is a rather faded boat. The boat on the left has its sail up for sailing south, and the boat on the right has a cabin.
These boats are probably representing the pilgrimage to Abydos, place of Osiris. Linking the deceased to the god Osiris was intended to aid her in her entry to the afterlife. Once she got there the shabtis were to do any necessary work for her so she could enjoy herself. 🧵 1/2
The UN said four of its schools in #Gaza that were being used as shelters had been damaged in less than 24 hours.The UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees also noted that at least 20 people were reportedly dead at a school in the Jabalia refugee camp
A limited number of citizens were able to leave Gaza through #Rafah , near the #Egyptian border, which opened on Wed. Egyptian officials said 21 injured #Palestinians had left on Thursday, plus 344 foreign passport holders, including 72 children
I love the shape of beetles. We get some iridescent beauties here on our farm. This one is enchanted. :)
#art #artwork #artist #mastoart #fediart #beetle #beetles #scarab #bug #bugs #insect #insects #entomology #glam #mandala #mandalas #colorful #colorfulart #egypt #egyptian #symbolism #symbol #nature #natureart #naturelover #fun #cute
After weeks of waiting, hundreds of people were allowed to leave the besieged #Gaza Strip, today, the first of thousands of foreigners, aid workers and critically wounded patients who were expected to exit in the coming days.
(A) God's arrival
pH-nTr : peh netjer
For more on the pH-nTr see the recent online paper (free access) by Mark Roblee (2020):
The #Egyptian-controlled Rafah border crossing from the Gaza Strip opened on Saturday morning, letting trucks carrying humanitarian aid into the blockaded enclave, which has been under siege from the Israeli military for almost two weeks.
The first of 200 trucks loaded with about 3,000 tons of aid, which have been blocked near the Rafah crossing for days, started moving toward Gaza early Saturday
#Egypt is holding a peace summit today to discuss the deepening conflict between Israel and the Hamas group in Gaza.
The list of attendees compiled by Reuters include #Egyptian Pres al-Sisi, #Palestinian Pres Abbas, UK Foreign Sec Cleverly, UN sec gen Guterres, and several heads of state in the Arab region, among others.
Looks like trying to age your wine for 5,000 years doesn't quite work (all the liquid evaporates!) #egyptian #wine #archeology https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-find-remnants-of-5000-year-old-wine-at-egyptian-queens-tomb-180983107/
The #Egyptian military opposes that desire. It overthrew an elected Muslim president in 2013.
#Egypt 's current regime has relations with #Hamas, and has in the past been the link between Hamas and #Israel . But it does not want an influx of #Palestinian refugees.
The camps in Gaza still exist 75 years after they were established to house refugees - forced out by newly independent Israel - who have never been allowed home.
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From #BBC Monitoring colleagues:
Fears in Egypt of a possible Gaza exodus
An aid convoy is said to have been turned back from the #Egyptian border
#Qatar For Min says it is too early to talk about direct mediation
#Doha, Cairo and Ankara said to have been talking to Hamas acc to AlArabiya
Wow, this really is Israel’s 9/11.
the #Rafah border crossing between #Gaza and #Egypt had been closed - and then reopened but for humanitarian cases only. #Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-#Sisi and #Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman #MBS - talking in a phone call - have said the "voice of reason" should prevail in the conflict between #Israel and #Hamas.
An Egyptian presidency spokesman said that they agreed the ongoing escalation threatens the region's stability.
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Interesting! Ancient #Egyptian tablet was decoded some time ago and determined to be a work #timesheet, recording absences and reasons for employee absences. One of the most common was workers busy "brewing beer" #beer #homebrew https://mymodernmet.com/ancient-egyptians-attendance-record/
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I'm proud of my creative 25 year old #Egyptian cousin, who is working with Icelandic-Danish #artist, Eliasson Olafur, to put #ClimateChange front and centre in #Qatar exhibition & #desert installation.
My cousin is the young man in yellow t-shirt with the towering afro :)
This bowl was found inside the coffins of Rennefer next to her head. She lived during the reign of Thutmose III and her husband, Noferkhawt, was a scribe – she’s buried in his tomb (MMA 729, excavated by the Met in 1935 and this piece is now in that museum acc. no.: 35.3.78). 🧵 1/5
I would like to move into doing studies of #conspiracy and #conspiracytheory narratives and their underlying psychology, but that is still in the future (i.e. no funding/time yet). I think a lot about why people believe "weird" things.
#Introduction 👋🏼 #twittermigration International Broadcast Journalist/VJ for #voiceofamerica. I began posting on #Twitter (@VeroBalderasI) while covering the #Egyptian Revolution in 2011 for #CNN .Never imagined back then (or even a week ago) I’d need to explore other social platforms to freely do my job. So, here we are!