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  • 17 Jul 2023
    Robert Kubinec

    Arabs Want Democracy—But Not With Corruption

    Despite the costly efforts of Arab activists and citizens over the past decade of the Arab Uprisings, today no Arab state can claim to be fully democratic. Two countries, Egypt and Tunisia, traveled farthest down the path towards democracy, and Tunisia witnessed ten years of democratic elections–but today neither country protects the rights of citizens […]

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  • 20 Nov 2014
    Joseph Fourier
    T. W. Körner

    Remembering Joseph Fourier

    In this, the first of three posts, T. W. Körner, author of Calculus for the Ambitious (2014) sheds light on the life of Joseph Fourier - a mathematician and physicist who got caught-up in the French Revolution, and managed to help found modern Egyptology.

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  • 2 Jun 2014

    More Travellers to the Nile

    The land and history of Egypt have fascinated Western visitors since the time of Herodotus, and probably earlier. The Greeks allegedly tried to disguise their reaction to the gigantic remains of Egypt’s past by naming them with diminutives: ‘obeliskos’, a little ‘obelos’, or cooking spit; ‘puramis’, a small cake.

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  • 31 Oct 2013
    Rosalie David

    Ancient Egyptian Mummies: Their Contribution to the 21st Century

    At Cambridge, we're celebrating the scholarship behind some of our favorite creepy Halloween traditions. In October, the mummy is a staple in haunted houses, costume contests, and scary stories. But outside of Halloween horror, mummies are important cultural artifacts, and studying them gives us invaluable information about ancient cultures from their diets to their diseases.

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