modern-Egypt

18plusntrcollector replied to your photoset “Some of my Favourite Animated Black Women/Girls – [click on each pic…”

I’m okay with this except the Egyptian they weren’t and arent black. They are closer to middle eastern.

yeahhh..no. ancient Egypt like modern Egypt was incredibly diverse in terms of the physiognomy of its inhabitants, they came in all shades and complexions ranging from dark to light. in other words, there were ancient Egyptians who would be classified as black in today’s society and those that wouldn’t. look at this picture of Queen Kemsit, wife of Menuhotep, being attended to by her lighter-skinned maids, for example:

and modern black Egyptians do exist, so you’re wrong in that respect too:

genetic studies have also revealed that the Arab conquest and other foreign influences hardly changed the gene pool of the country with only 10-15% of the population showing any admixture…

also black ”middle eastern” ppl (i don’t really like that term, besides it’s a geopolitical classification and not a racial one) do also exist!

…the moral of the story is you should probably just stick to posting hentai instead of commenting on things you clearly don’t know…

Egypt’s January 25 Revolution in Photos

Inspired by The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters swept through the streets of Egypt on the 25th of January, 5 years ago, demanding an end to the corruption and Mubarak’s 30 year rule as President.

25 January 2011: An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria [Stringer]

26 January 2011: Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo as thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt’s streets and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office [Goran Tomasevic]

A protester holds up a banner in front of a line of riot police in downtown Cairo.  [Unknown]

28 January 2011: A protester stands in front of a burning barricade as police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo in a fourth day of protests

28 January 2011: An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt [Lefteris Pitarakis]

28 January 2011: A man tries to protect himself with an Egyptian flag as police fire water cannons at protesters in Cairo

A masked protester throws a gas canister towards Egyptian riot police, not seen, near the Interior Ministry during clashes in downtown Cairo. [Tara Todras-Whitehill]

28 January 2011: A protester watches an Egyptian Army armoured vehicle burn in Cairo after President Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into Egyptian cities in an attempt to quell growing mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule

28 January 2011: Egyptians gather around the burning headquarters of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in Cairo [Khaled Desouki]

A graffitied smiley face on a wall constructed by the military to impede protesters. [Amru Salahuddien]

29 January 2011: The headquarters of the ruling National Democratic (NLD) party burns after it was set ablaze by protesters in Cairo [Yannis Behrakis]

Riot police use water cannons on protesters trying to cross the Kasr al-Nile bridge. [Peter Macdiarmid]  

30 January 2011: Protesters in Cairo hold a banner featuring a cartoon calling for Hosni Mubarak to step down [Asmaa Waguih]

31 January 2011: Egyptian film star Omar Sharif points to Tahrir, or Liberation, Square, in Cairo, Egypt [Lefteris Pitarakis]

31 January 2011: A protester holds a placard depicting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as Adolf Hitler in Cairo’s Tahrir Square [Yannis Behrakis]

1 February 2011: Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators march in Alexandria, Egypt [Ahmed Muhammed]

1 February 2011: An Egyptian man sits atop one of the lions at the entrance of Kasr El Nil Bridge, leading to Tahrir Square [Zeinab Mohamed]

2 February 2011: A pro-Mubarak rioter riding on a camel clashing with anti-government protesters in what became known as the Battle of the Camel [Chris Hondros]

6 February 2011: A Muslim holding the Quran (left) and a Coptic Christian holding a cross are carried through opposition supporters in Tahrir Square in Cairo [Dylan Martinez]

8 February 2011: Egyptian anti-government protesters perform the evening prayers as they gather at Cairo’s Tahrir square [Patrick Baz]

10 February 2011: Anti-government bloggers work on their laptops from Cairo’s Tahrir square on the 17th day of consecutive protests calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak [Patrick Baz]

10 February 2011: Anti-government protesters raise their shoes after a speech by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak saying that he had given some powers to his vice president but would not resign or leave the country [Chris Hondros]

11 February 2011: Egyptian women celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, at night in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt [Tara Todras-Whitehill]

11 February 2011: Celebrating the announcement of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Tahrir Square [Jonathan Rashad]

18 February 2011: A girl attends Friday prayers in front of an army tank in Tahrir Square in Cairo a week after Mubarak resigned [Suhaib Salem]

18 February 2011: A woman waves an Egyptian flag on a balcony overlooking Cairo’s Tahrir Square as hundreds of thousands of people gather to celebrate the revolt that forced president Hosni Mubarak to step down [Mohammed Abed]  

Passover Vocabulary

Originally posted by themanwiththehibiscusspine

פֵּסַח-Passover
מַצָה-matzah
מָרוֹר-bitter herbs
בֵּיצַה-egg
טַלֵה-lamb
מַשׁקוֹף-doorpost
פַּרעֹה-Pharoh
עֵבֵד-slave
עַם ישׂרַאֵל-the nation of Israel, the Jewish people

מַכַּה-plague; hit
דַם-blood
צְפַרדֵעַ-frog
כּינים-lice
שׁחין-boils
אַרבֵּה-locust
בַּרָד-hail
חוֹשֵׁך-darkness
מַווֵת-death
בּכוֹר\ה-firstborn
(note: I didn’t forget any; I left some out on purpose because I was trying to do words that exist in Modern Hebrew)

מִצרַיִם-Egypt
מִצרים-Egyptians
יַם סוּף-the Red Sea
קריעַת ים סוף-the splitting of the Red Sea
סוּס-horse
מרכַּבַה-chariot
לִתבּוֹעַ-to drown; to sue
לְברוֹחַ-to escape; to run away
לְרדוֹף אַחַרֵי…-to chase after…

חַג-holiday
נֵס-miracle
שׁוּלחַן עַרוּך-a set table
אַביב-spring
ניסַן-Nissan (the month in which Passover happens)
בֵּית הַמִקדַשׁ-the Temple
קֹרבַּן-sacrifice
אוֹכֵל-food
לִסעוֹד-to feast
סְעוּדַה-a feast; holiday meal
לַשׁיר-to sing
לִשׂמוֹחַ-to be happy

Originally posted by quirkellect

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY : a n u b i s
All the old paintings on the tombs they do the sand dance don’t you know. If they move too quick (oh whey oh) they’re falling down like a domino. All the bazaar men by the Nile, they got the money on a bet. Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh) they snap their teeth on your cigarette

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100 years of Beauty: Egypt

Not only did each look show the typical aesthetics during that decade, but also represents the political struggles at the time

1910s [Typical Urban Look]: Features the Abaya and a veil which allowed women enter society and the public’s eye while simultaneously keeping their conservatism

1920s [Huda Sharawi]: A pioneering Egyptian feminist leader and founder of the ‘Egyptian Feminist Union’. Took off the veil as a sign of resistance

1930s [Oum Kalthoum]: One of the greatest and most influential Arab singers of the 20th Century. Known as Kawkab al-Sharq كوكب الشرق (“Star of the East”) by many.

1940s [Princess Fawzia of Egypt]: Daughter of King Fouad I and descendant of Mohammed Ali, the founder of Modern Egypt. The next decade would see the end of her family’s rule during the 1952 Revolution.

1950s [Doria Shafik]: A philosopher, poet and one of the leaders of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Her efforts would grant Egyptian women the right to vote later on.

1960s [Factory Workers]: Former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser at the time started to focus on local manufacturing and economy. Labour Laws were changed to ensure women’s role in the workforce was legally protected. Also this decade saw the adoption of more western concepts after the liberation from the British.

1970s [Souad Hosni]: One of the major stars in the 70s known as the ‘Cinderella of Egyptian Cinema’.

1980s [Conservatism]: There was a social descent against Sadat’s open door policy and his acceptance of western norms to infiltrate Egyptian society. Many conservative people Egyptians migrated to the Gulf during this decade as the rise of the veil and, in contrast, western norms of fashion started to clash.

1990s [Sherihan]: An Egyptian singer who was influenced by the religious wave of the 90s. The 90s saw the return of the migrants from the Gulf during and after the Gulf War. They brought back many more conservative styles back to Egypt with them.

2000s [Hybrid Fashion]: This decade saw a reconciliation of people’s conservative aspects with the modernist aspects. Many veiled women started wearing sleeveless tops and clothes with cleavage but in a way that would be deemed acceptable by the conservative society [eg. wearing long sleeve tops under]

2010s [The Egyptian Revolution]: Represents the 2011 revolution and concepts that were adopted during that period. The Youth wanted their voice to be heard and to end the corruption in the government. Women role’s in the revolution was very significant.