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issue 11
Slow Fashion
PART I: Everyday Ancient Egyptian Clothing
Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Our impressions of what the ancient Egyptians wore have largely been shaped by modern-day films, but are these perceptions accurate? Or was the reality much more varied and complex?

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Chronicles in Stamps
Dr. Sherif El Kerdani and A Philatelic Telling of History
Seif El Rashidi

A country's heritage is not only safeguarded in museums. Methodical collectors who give access to their collections contribute in no small way to cultural preservation. This is the story of a passionate collector who preserves little snippets of Egypt’s history, one stamp at a time.

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Fabric Palaces
The Art of Tentmaking, from the Ancient to the Modern
Seif El Rashidi

The fascinating history of the colourful and intricate appliqué tents ubiquitous at every Egyptian social occasion.

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Horticultural Dreams
In Search of the Historical Gardens of Cairo
Eva Dadrian

Few of Cairo’s historical gardens remain today, but those that still exist offer a glimpse into a lush past where gardens were both a refuge from the city’s desert heat and a status symbol for its ambitious rulers.

issue 10
'COOKLET' PART V:
The Modern Age?
RAWI

Some of the most drastic changes in Egyptian food culture begin to take place.

issue 10
'COOKLET' PART IV
The Transformative 19th Century
RAWI

When Khedive Ismail’s palace chef retired, he shared his rich repertoire of recipes in a book. These are not for the kitchen novices out there!

issue 10
'COOKLET' PART III:
Egypt after the Arabs
RAWI

Between the Arab Agricultural Revolution and the Columbian Exchange, Cairene cuisine reaches its zenith and carries the torch from Abbasid Baghdad.

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'COOKLET' PART II
Graeco-Roman Recipes
RAWI

The world's oldest cookbook and an ancient papyrus preserving Egyptian recipes.

issue 10
'COOKLET' PART I:
Ancient Egyptian Recipes
RAWI

Two rare surviving recipes from ancient Egypt.

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Going, Going, Gone
Egypt's Endangered Foods
Sara El Sayed

Whether from modern convenience, shifting trends, or climate change, traditional food in Egypt is facing many threats to its survival.