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Egypt outlaws all female circumcision

Source: China Daily, Sat June 30, 2007
Cairo, Egypt - Egypt on Thursday finally banned all female circumcision, the widely-practised removal of the clitoris which just days ago cost the life of a 12-year-old girl.

‘Find of century’ for Egyptology

Source: BBC, Fri June 29, 2007
Egyptologists say they have identified the 3,000-year-old mummy of Egypt's most powerful female ruler.

More than 24,000 people set record for simultaneous dancing

Source: TerraNet, Mon May 21, 2007
Ljubljana, Slovenia - Thousands gathered on Friday in the Slovenian capital and more than 40 other cities to dance the quadrille in a bid to set a new world record in simultaneous dancing, organisers said.

4,000-year-old tomb unearthed in Egypt

Source: Gulf Times, Mon May 21, 2007
Near Minya, Egypt - Belgian archaeologists have discovered the intact tomb of an Egyptian courtier who lived about 4,000 years ago, Egypt’s culture ministry said yesterday.

Great Pyramid Built Inside Out, French Architect Says

Source: National Geographic News, Wed April 04, 2007
Giza, Egypt - Ancient Egyptians built the 480-foot-high (146-meter-high) Great Pyramid of Giza from the inside out, according to a French architect.

Marriott Plans to Reduce Emissions by a Million Tons

Source: GreenBiz News, Sat March 24, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - As part of its ongoing committment to environmental stewardship, Marriott International has announced that it is on track to meet its goal of a reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly one-fifth over a ten year period from 2000 to 2010.

Archaeologists Unveil New Tombs in Egypt

Source: My Way News, Wed February 21, 2007
Saqqara, Egypt - Archaeologists unveiled the tombs Tuesday of a pharaonic butler and a scribe that have been buried for more than 3,000 years - proof that Egypt's sands still have secrets to reveal.

Coin hints Cleopatra had good personality

Source: Seattle Times, Thu February 15, 2007
London, England, UK - So maybe Mark Antony loved Cleopatra for her mind.

Thieves Lead to Discovery of Egypt Tombs

Source: ABC News, Tue October 24, 2006
Saqqara, Egypt - The arrest of tomb robbers led archaeologists to the graves of three royal dentists, protected by a curse and hidden in the desert sands for thousands of years in the shadow of Egypt's most ancient pyramid, officials announced Sunday.

Ancient Egyptian tomb yields flowery surprise

Source:, Mon July 03, 2006
Luxor, Egypt - The first tomb discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in 80 years doesn't have any mummies, but archaeologists opened the last of eight sarcophagi Wednesday to reveal something even more valuable: embalming materials and ancient woven flowers.

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