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Petra: An Ancient Poet Overlooks a Wondrous City

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.17.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Iconic facade of the Treasury building awaits tourists at Petra. The poet could have hopped on a camel at his home in Sidon, plodded off south down t...

Solar Plane Does Pyramid Fly-By

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green

CAIRO (Reuters) - An airplane powered by energy from the sun arrived on Wednesday in Egypt, the penultimate stop on the first fuel-free flight around ...

Re-Discovering Egypt's Boy Pharoah: No Ifs, ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

There's the impatient saying, TUT TUT; the orchestral term TUTTI; the Olde English game TUT ball. And then of course there's our old pal King TUT. ...

Finding Your Oasis While Exploring Egypt

John Nicholson | Posted 02.19.2016 | Travel
John Nicholson

Egypt can be a rough place to visit. There's pollution, crazy traffic, lots of hassle, and much much more that can turn your trip of a lifetime into a...

The Ultimate Guide to Mexico City: The Hot Destination for 2016

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The ultimate in Mexican entertainment, Lucha Libre puts WWE to shame. Matches take place at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City on Tuesday and Friday nights. The matches included a lot of hair-pulling, women in bikinis, screaming, and vows of vengeance. Basically, a bar brawl in Kentucky.

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Egypt and South Africa--Bucket List Must-Dos

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

I have always had an interest in traveling to South Africa and Egypt. I was deeply interested in learning about the impact of the apartheid atrocity a...

Did Joseph Build the Great Pyramid at Gezah?

James D. Tabor | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
James D. Tabor

Dr. Ben Carson has made lots of controversial headlines this week with his assertion, that turns out to be qute common in certain Adventist/Fundamentalist Christian circles, that the biblical Joseph, of the book of Genesis in the Bible, in fact built the Great Pyramid of Cheops--the one that appears on the back of our U.S. dollar bill as the "Great Seal" of our nation.

Ben Carson at Cheers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Of course many people don't realize that the pyramids were actually grain storage for Muslim aliens who took guns from the Holocaust victims and brought gays from another planet so they'd have some grain to eat at their weddings.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 11.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Learn what subliminal messages Ayatollah Khamenei has for you by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Oil b...

Ben Carson's Strange Theory About The Egyptian Pyramids

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson once vocalized an odd theory about Egyptian history. According to a video unearthed by BuzzFeed on Wednes...

My Friends Laughed When I Told Them I Was A Mars One Candidate. Here's Why They Support Me Now

Mohammed Sallam | Posted 09.11.2015 | Science
Mohammed Sallam

After thousands of people applied for Mars One from all over the world, only 1,058 were chosen by December 2013 for round two. I was one of them. I was shocked when I received that email. I probably read it like 10 times, with one thought crossing my mind. Why me?

Travel Companies & Hoteliers Are Calling Egypt Safe Again: Here's What Analysts Think

JustLuxe | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
JustLuxe

If you do go, do so without caution, and do your homework. Look into ratings and reviews of tour companies, talk with representatives, and find out what kinds of activities you'd be experiencing.

Two Egyptian Tourism Police Killed In Rare Attack Near Pyramids

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2016 | World

* Islamist militants often target police, army * Brotherhood says 4 leaders arrested this week * Man arrested for Islami...

Does God Exist?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The English term God is too vague, vastly overused and no longer represents a unified idea. If I ask a hundred people about God in Los Angeles, I migh...

Relic-Packed Museum in Cancun Turns Tourists on to Mayan Archaeo Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to visitors to Cancun: Sometime during your stay, chances are you're going to tear yourself away from your hotel's powdery beaches to get a look at one or more of the ancient Mayan cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula.

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Elysabeth Alfano

This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.

Egypt Is Getting A New Pyramid

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel

If you're planning on visiting Egypt to see the pyramids any time soon, you may have another monument to add to your list. Last month, Egypt's Hou...

5 Things to Know About Hamdy Reda

Simon Watson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Simon Watson

Though known as a photographer, Hamdy in fact creates photographic works that capture a kind of durational performance art. He's taken, for instance, thousands of photos of the desert that describe the infinitely wide color range of that terrain.

Egypt: Time to Return? What's New?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What's new in Egypt? Plenty and that which is not new will always inspire. The Sphinx awed Napoleon and it certainly still leaves me in awe...every visit.

WATCH: Ancient Construction Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2014 | Science

A new study offers an answer to a key question about Egypt's ancient pyramids, which were built out of huge stone blocks more than 4,000 years ago: in...

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

These 9 Famous Landmarks Look Absolutely Stunning... Until You Zoom Out

Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel

Let's play a game! We've all seen the stock photo versions of these world-famous landmarks. Some of us have even been there. But what they don't norma...

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Egypt Right Now

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

For my recent birthday I gave myself a gift I'd wanted since I was five - no, not a pony, the Pyramids. I've always been obsessed with Ancient Egypt...

Scientists Unearth Big Surprise Near Celebrated Pyramids

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

TORONTO — The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use w...

Wrapping Up: 10th Dubai International Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I came away from DIFF a believer in this as a film festival with a vision of the future of film, from the standpoint of aesthetics, technology and business.