الجمعة، 3 سبتمبر 2021

Scholarly Tours of Cairo and Egypt in September and Early October

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Sunrise Rhythmic Tour of Historic Cairo

Gates of Glory and Façades of Fame

Led by Architectural Historian Ahmed Seddik

FRIDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 05:30 

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In this beautiful tour of words and deeds, history and architecture are elegantly braided together. Travel back in time to the splendid scents, sights and sounds of historic Cairo, the fabled bridge between ancient Egypt and modern Egypt. This is the story of the rise and fall and rise of the Islamic Empire.

In this tour, I shall prove that there exists an architectural historian technique whereby history can be interpreted through architecture. Behold! Seddik technique is unique.

"Travel. Set out and head for pastures new. 
Life tastes richer when you've rode warm feet.
No water that stagnates is fit to drink, for only that which flows is truly sweet ...."
- Ibn Battuta

Behind gates of glory and façades of fame lie unique stories of rise and fall that teach us to never give in, in nothing great or small, in the march of history against the juggernaut of time. When domes dominate a relief of belief reveals the architecture of history in the history of architecture through abodes beyond the boundaries of death. The minarets dot the I's and cross the T's of architecture, furnishing a Rosetta Stone to untangle the web of history. The palaces of startling elegance provide visual biographies highlighting the salience of sailing in the sea of history and granting us a passport to the past.

The Nile Speaks 


Felucca Lecture Adventure: sail and listen to the story of the Nile.

Brought to life by the Legendary Egyptologist Ahmed Seddik

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The Story of the Nile


Walking Tour of the City of the Dead, The Northern Cemetery
Shine from the Shrine 
La città dei morti
Friday, 24 September 2021 at 06:00 a.m. 
Led by Storyteller Ahmed Seddik

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The scintillating City of the Dead, anecdotally known as Al-Qarafa, is so full of life and amenities that if you sum, you realize it is more town than slum. We will be able to label the fabled vast necropolis and feast our eyes on monuments glorious from the City Victorious.
The lively City of the Dead is a treasure trove of masterpieces from almost all eras of Egyptian history. Walking there gives you an encyclopedic tour of Egyptian history. True to the vision of some of its founders, the City of the Dead has the power to entertain the mind and retain the body. Around 100,000 Cairenes live here amongst the dead. At the pinnacle of Islamic art, the monuments are architected to articulate the vision of the stellar dweller.

Picnic among the graves in the City Beyond the Walls! It is a kaleidoscope of culture.

We attempt to see:

Al-Fayed Family
Kazoroony Family
Mausoleum of Ibrahim Pahsa Halim
The Tomb of Guzal or Kuzal or Sidi Karkar
Tomb of Al-Torjoman
Mamelukes St.
Sultan Ahmed St.
Mausoleum of Sir Aḥmad Moḥammad Makhlūf Ḥasanēn Pasha al-Būlākī , Writer, Diplomat and Desert Explorer and Author of the Lost Oases.


Palace of Khedive Ismail
Tomb of Narriman Sadek, Cinderella of the Nile, the Last Queen of Egypt
War Martyrs Tombs
Tomb of the First President of Egypt, Muhammed Naguib
Amir Kabir Qurqumas Complex
The Religious and Funerary Complex of Sultan al-Ashraf Inal
Mausoleum of Princess Shwikar
Tomb of Princess Ruqayya `Abd al-Halim
Mausoleum of Muhammed Talaat Harb, Egypt's Leading Economist
Tomb of Omar Makram
Tomb of Noubar, First Prime Minister of Egypt
Mosque and Mausoleum of Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq
Mausoleum of Al-Ashraf Barsbay
Tomb of René Jean Marie Joseph Guénon, French Author and Intellectual
Mausoleum of Khedive Muhammed Tewfik Pasha
Tomb of Professor Ali Moustafa Mosharafa Pasha, Egyptian Theoretical Physicist
Compound of Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay
Tomb of Sultan Qansuh Abu Sa‘id, A.D.1499 / 904 A.H
Tomb of Emir Tashtimur
Chinese Tomb
Tomb of Ganibak al-Ashrafi, A.D.1427 / 830 A.H.
Tomb of Anas, A.D.1382 / 784 A.H.
Rab‘ of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay, ca A.D.1474 / 879 A.H.
The Gate of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay, A.D.1472-74 / 877-879 A.H.
Tomb of Gulshayni, CA A.D.1468 / 873 A.H.
Tomb of Khawand Tughay (Umm Anuk), before A.D. 1348 / 749 A.H.
Tomb of Amir Nasrallah (Kuz al-‘Asal) (Pot of Honey), ca A.D.1441 / 845 A.H.
Tomb of Amir Azrumuk, A.D.1504-5 / 909-10 A.H.
Tomb of Khawand Tulbay (No.80) A.D. 1363-4 / 765 A.H.
Hawd and Tomb of Qadi Muhammad Mawahib, A.D. 1685 / 1097 A.H.


Treasured Trees Tour

Walk and Let the Trees Talk
FRIDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 05:30 

Led by Botanical Guide Ahmed Seddik 

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We explore the flora of Cairo's greenest neighborhood and its botanical history. 

Big Picture Tour of the Pyramids

Your Visa to Giza


Led by Egyptologist Ahmed Seddik 

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Pyramid of Khufu
Pyramid of Khafre
Pyramid of Menkaure
Pyramids of the Queens
Khufu's Boat
Tomb of Idu, Overseer of the Construction of the Great Pyramid
Tomb of Qar (G 7101)
The Sphinx
The Valley Temple of King Khafre
Making El Fayoum Bloom

A Guided Tour of El Fayoum, the Garden of Egypt

FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2021 AT 08:00


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The sites that we are planning to explore:

The Graeco-Roman City of Karanis (Kom Oshim)

Quick visit of Fayoum Museum 

The Village of Tunis, the St Ives of Egypt

Medinet El-Fayoum, the Venice of Egypt
Lake Qarun (the Birka)

The Water Wheels (Al-Sawaqi)

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"Cool are the dawns; tall are the trees; many are the fruits; little are the rains."
Abu Uthman al-Nabulsi 

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Ahmed Seddik is a polymath and a polyglot who speaks with hilarity, clarity and jocularity. 

Ahmed Seddik appeared on BBC, CNN, ABC, Travel Channel, History Channel, National Geographic...

'Hide not your talents, they for use were made; what's a sundial in the shade?' —Benjamin Franklin

Egyptologist Ahmed Seddik on CNN:




Egyptologist Ahmed Seddik on ABC News:



 Ahmed Seddik on Brazilian TV: Enigmas do Egito


“Egyptology runs in his veins”

Dr. Zahi Hawass


In the lobby of the Egyptian Museum, Ahmed handed me his business card. Melek kelem, it read, in mirror-like Arabic script. This was no empty palindromic boast, I saw

as soon as he started the ten-minute "preview' tour we'd arranged. Ahmed was indeed a Master of Speech, a Word Lord, even -- to stretch the effect into English -- an

Emir of Rhyme. He had a dense and mesmerizing way of speaking, full of shifting rhythms and ridiculous puns. Ambling through the museum next to him felt more like

jogging, trying to keep up with his ancient-Egyptian etymologies, mnemonics for hieroglyphics, and archaeology gossip.

Zora O'Neill, Travel Author


Witty and enthusiastic.

Arguto e pieno d'entusiasmo.

Lonely Planet


In Ahmed we found not only an amazing producer, but a great resource for all things Egypt. His offhand knowledge of Egyptian history, of pharaohs and antiquities, of

hieroglyphics and pyramids is astounding. He can quote ancient Egyptian texts from memory. In many ways he was our tour guide and history professor on top of

everything else.

Erin Lyall George


The CBS Evening News


He is also particularly good at turning dry facts into fascinating anecdotes and was often able to entertain and educate us with interesting stories about Egypt’s

history. He is obviously passionate about the country, its history and culture.

Helena Merriman

Broadcast Journalist

BBC World Service


 His language skills, especially his knowledge of English, are absolutely first class and he has an ability to express himself in a manner that many native English

speakers would find difficult to improve upon.

Michael Buchanan, Correspondent, BBC News






Condé Nast Traveler Senior Correspondent


 Seeing you in action in these photos I can almost hear your voice and feel your energy!

 Eric Sinkkonen


 Scenic Designer


“You are a student of the finer point of the English language.”

Hugh Sykes, BBC, the World at One


 Un grand tour du Caire avec Ahmed en une journée fut une expérience exceptionnelle et inoubliable lors de notre séjour en Egypte !

Ahmed est venu nous chercher à 8h30 du matin, frais et déjà plein d'une joyeuse énergie qui allait s'avérer sans limite tout au long de notre longue marche… il faisait déjà très chaud à cette heure-ci, car nous étions en août 2015, à ce moment de la canicule, où même les égyptiens n'envisageaient pas de sortir de chez eux. Nous avons traversé le Caire moderne, en passant par la place Tahrir et nous avons finalement atteint le vieux Caire à pied au milieu de la journée. Toute cette première partie de la visite fût agrémentée de commentaires sur la situation politique de l'Egypte, au gré des palais et bâtiments publics qui se trouvaient sur notre chemin. Nous avons aussi eu droit à notre première leçon d'arabe, car Ahmed est un excellent pédagogue, et grâce à des jeux de mots associés à des mimiques comiques et des explications de linguiste pertinentes, certaines expressions sont gravées dans ma mémoire alors que je ne les utilise jamais… Laa Shai, rien, Talasha disparaître. Je le vois encore s'enfuir au loin ce « talashaaaa » !! Car Ahmed s'amuse autant que nous et partage avec une joie enfantine ses connaissances dans tous les domaines, amassées au gré d'une curiosité insatiable.

Mais c'est lorsque nous avons atteint le vieux Caire que nous avons été scotchés par l'érudition d'Ahmed en matière d'histoire. Nous avons voyagé avec lui à travers un passé lointain, qui, parce qu'il le connaît si bien, se dressait vivant devant nous avec évidence. Nous avons pu comprendre la fondation et la construction de la ville, sa position politique et stratégique au sein de l'Egypte au cour du temps, ses liens avec les autres peuples et civilisations.

La beauté des anciens palais et des petites maisons, des églises et des et des mosquées, l'architecture et le quadrillage des rues, tout ceci prenait soudain sens grâce au don d'Ahmed pour rendre réels les personnages et les événements que ces lieux avaient connus.

Ahmed nous a emporté dans ce monde avec une telle efficacité, que nous ne nous sommes rendus compte que nous n'avions ni bu ni mangé, qu'au moment ou une petite faiblesse se fit sentir chez les filles, vers 16h. Nous avons pris une glace et nous sommes allés au café Fishawy où l'écrivain Neguib Mahfouz avait l'habitude de prendre son thé.

Nous sommes également passé par les petits escaliers où se déroule l'histoire du roman Zuqâq al-midaqq.

Nous avons ensuite poursuivi notre marche jusqu'au jardin Al-Azhar qui formait un vif contraste de calme et de nature après cette plongée au beau milieu de la plus grande ville d'Afrique.

Nous avons pu contempler le Caire au soleil couchant grâce à une vue imprenable, et nous pouvions « voir » la ville, non pas comme une jolie carte postale mais avec compréhension. Le souvenir de telle ou telle anecdote associée à telle coupole nous rendait cette vue sympathique et touchante. Il était environ 19h lorsque nous nous sommes dit au revoir. Nous ne nous sentions pas fatigués, et nous pensions que c'était vraiment notre meilleure journée au Caire depuis notre arrivée.

Bab Zouche


 My aim was to take a break with a cultural and historic character. And having Egyptologist and tour guide Ahmed Seddik as my companion made my adventure


Amira El-Naqeeb, Travel Writer


 The Digger Who Can Figure:

 Mehri Khalil spoke with Ahmed Seddik (a rising figure in the field of Egyptology) about the all-important tourist economy in post-Revolutionary Egypt. Khalil met the

unusually poetic archaeologist and tour guide at the American University in Cairo, where he studied in several different departments, enabling him to perceive and

discuss history from multiple perspectives. Seddik has given tours all over the country; organized talks and debates in universities and cultural centers...Here, in

his undeniably unique style, Seddik discusses his journey and reveals his dreams for his beloved Egypt.



"His name is Ahmed Seddik and he is the most delightful, smart and funny person you can imagine. He loves languages and speaks incredible English. He talked

continuously without notes of any kind during our tours of the temples at Saqqara, the Pyramids and tombs in Giza, Islamic Cairo, and the City of the Dead--not just

providing fascinating and encyclopedic information, both historic and modern, but peppering his monologue with puns and alliteration."

Caroline Moore


“Ahmed Seddik is the brightest Egyptian I have met since I came to Egypt. I have found his Egyptological knowledge prodigious.”

Professor Jerry Leach


 Ahmed Seddik worked with me as a discussant on the translation of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq’s monumental mid-nineteenth-century work al-Saq ‘ala l-saq (Leg over Leg)

during 2012 and 2013, a work widely considered among the most linguistically challenging of Arabic texts in view of its use of little-known words, word-play and puns,

and complex grammar. I reviewed and discussed in depth with Ahmed most of the cruxes of the text and benefited enormously from his in-put. His knowledge of Arabic

grammar, verse, and the Quran is encyclopedic and his ability to untangle the contortions imposed from time to time on the language of the book by the constraints of

verse and rhymed prose proved to be prodigious. Ahmed’s love of language in general and the Arabic language in particular made him the ideal partner in an enterprise

of such a daunting nature. I can recommend him unreservedly to anyone involved in scholarly work involving the Arabic language arts.

 Dr. Humphrey Davies


My wife and I heartily recommend the young Egyptologist and lecturer Ahmed Seddik, who recently provided us with an immensely informative and lively guided tour of

Saqqara. His encyclopedic knowledge of Egyptian history, including the beliefs and language of the ancient civilization of the Nile Valley, along with his tact, humor,

and treasure trove of anecdotes and stories, provided unusual texture and depth to his explanations. His familiarity with both literary and idiomatic English, combined

with his gifts at word-play and poetic device, further enlivened our exchanges. We spent an eminently pleasant and worthwhile several hours in his animated company.

Thomas G. Weiss

Presidential Professor of Political Science and Director


Thank you for a truly remarkable Cairo experience. I don't think I've ever enjoyed excursions as much as I did this time. You have an absolutely fantastic way of

bringing history to life and make it relevant to the visitor. A huge Thank You and I feel truly privileged to have had you as a guide to the ancient wonders of Egypt.

Maria Kuhn

VP Public Relations, Kempinski Hotels


 If you are wishing to source an Egyptologist, we would have no hesitation in recommending Ahmed. Our attention was kept by Ahmed the whole day, including our twelve year old! Ahmed is extremely professional, his knowledge and stories are outstanding and entertaining.

Carolanne Reissiger

Hotel Manager


Ahmed has guided me around the pyramids, the national museum and Islamic Cairo. He is a font of information, full of enthusiasm and you will tire before he does! I can warmly recommend Ahmed as an expert guide for Cairo and surroundings.

Christopher McLaverty

Consultant to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Church of England


 I had the opportunity to work with Ahmed Seddik last summer in Cairo, where I was temporarily based as a correspondent for Time Magazine. Though he clearly was far too qualified for the task, he cheerfully served as my translator for a couple of stories. I found him to be a precise interpreter, providing me with excellent translations of what was said in interviews, often a rarity where the need for speed overrides the desire for colorful, exact phrasing.

He also demonstrated a willingness to work long hours, and at the last minute. If I have the opportunity to return to Cairo, I will be sure to use his translation services once again.


 Aryn Baker,

 Associate Editor,

 Time Magazine Asia


 Siamo stati al Cairo per un weekend lungo, purtroppo durante i disordini di

 piazza di novembre, che ci hanno impedito di visitare il museo egizio a Piazza

 Tahrir. Ma anche senza il museo, il viaggio è stato straordinario. Meravigliose

 le piramidi e il plateau di Giza, bellissima la visita alle moschee e alle

 strade del cairo islamico, entrambi posti che abbiamo visitato con la nostra

 guida Ahmed Seddik, la cui mail era indicata sulla Lonely Planet e che abbiamo

 contattato dall’Italia subito prima di partire. Ahmed ha fatto una grande

 differenza: è affidabile, preparato, pieno di entusiasmo, appassionato di

 storia, archeologia, letteratura, geroglifici e conosce i luoghi come le sue

 tasche. Alle piramidi ci ha fatto vedere tombe delle quali non avremmo mai

 capito neanche la presenza, ci ha portato a vedere un panorama strepitoso da un

 posto un pò più lontano ma senza turisti, e ci ha pagato addirittura lui il

 ritorno con il cammello come “regalo” di benvenuto. Con lui ci siamo

 avventurati in posti dove non saremmo andati da soli, abbiamo capito tanto

 della storia dell’egitto e delle piramidi e anche dell’orgoglio degli egiziani

 di oggi. Insomma, posti meravigliosi, clima perfetto.. speriamo che la

 situazione politica si tranquillizzi presto, perchè non vediamo l’ora di

 tornarci e di portarci anche i nostri figli!

Silvia Cavallo


I have the privilege to recommend to you Ahmed Seddik as an excellent guide and efficient informant. I am fortunate both to have known Ahmed as a fellow student at

the American University in Cairo and to have seen how he developed his college interests into his current profession. Although he makes guiding and lecturing his

profession, Ahmed is a veritable renaissance man due to his passion for learning. He delights in learning various subjects and can claim expertise in many. Ahmed has a

talent for drawing diverse connections from his numerous interests into any talk or tour. In addition to his tours, Ahmed makes good use of his talent in his frequent

lectures on diverse topics at the Sawy Culture Wheel, a famous cultural center and academic forum in Zamalek, and elsewhere.

In the tours I have attended, Ahmed was lively, engaging, and spontaneous. Both the tour to the City of the Dead and Islamic Cairo were chock‐full of information,

partly due to Ahmed’s vast memory for fact and stories. On his tours each monument has a story and every side street is another step back in time. The tours I attended

lasted about five hours each, although he has told me they can stretch longer or take less time depending on the audience. When I took the Islamic Cairo tour, we went

the full length of the Fatimid city from gate to gate in four hours. His tour of Islamic Cairo is especially nice because it takes place in the wee hours of the

morning. The streets of the Khan el‐Khalili are amazingly serene at that time, which makes for a stark contrast with the market’s usual chaos. If you should take the

tour make sure to see the inside of the mosque and madrasa of Barquq; Sultan Plum had an eye for beauty. On these tours, Ahmed is always thinking about ways to improve

and innovate. For example, while leading us through the streets of Islamic Cairo, Ahmed thanked the street cleaners and pondered organizing them to keep the roads

cleaner. Ahmed says he has never given the same tour twice. I believe it.

 Ahmed’s style of guiding and touring is not like that found on any other tour. It has more artistry in it than the others. But the faint of heart beware, he is more

than half a poet. Emblazoned on his business card is the Arabic palindrome malik kalim, meaning “king of words.” And certifiably, he can claim to rule his words. Ahmed

is a possessor of a veritable treasury of terms and an arsenal of anecdotes. Don’t think it tedious if he recites a list of synonyms or lines of poetry. Listen

attentively. It is all part of the tour.

 Bryan Kraemer

 PhD. Candidate Egyptology

 University of Chicago


One of the best ways to hear and see Cairo's many stories!

Lydia Smith, Watson Fellow at Thomas J. Watson Fellowship


When you get the chance to visit historic places with Ahmed, expect to use all your senses during the tour, because Ahmed's detailed explanation expands your imagination beyond the architectural appreciation. By the end of the tour you would have learned about the life surrounding the visited place as it once unfolded--how people dressed, what they ate, notable events, unique social habits, and so on.

Hadeer EL Shafie


Previous Tours:

 Seton Hall Law Program, Faculty and Students

 The American University in Cairo

 Princeton University

 Cambridge University

 American Embassy

Time Magazine, Chief of the Middle East Bureau

 Harvard University

Yale University

 Cornell University

 Rice University

 AUC Faculty and Students

 University of British Columbia

 British Engineering Institutions - Egypt (BEIE)

 Alexandria School of Theology (http://www.ast-eg.org/)

 Dr. and Ms. William Vocke of Carnegie Endowment

 Dr. George P. Fletcher of Columbia

 Dr. Bernard Freaman of Seton Hall

 James K. Galbraith, American Economist

 James Balfour of Oxfam

 Peter Blauner, Novelist (http://www.peterblauner.com/)

 Dr. Jerry W. Leach

 US Consul-General Roberto Powers

 British Museum Curators

 Sir Eldon Wylie Griffiths, former British Minister

 Dr. Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science

 Dr. Victor G. Vogel, Director of the Cancer Institute

 Stanley F. Buchthal, an entrepreneur and producer

 John Bohannon, Science Magazine Correspondent

“The City of the Dead "Informal Settlements and Development Strategies

 Middle East Studies Program, the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

 Ian Davison, Managing Director of Earthmoves Ltd

 Julia E. Marshall, Editor for the Oxford English Dictionary

 Durham University

 Rudy Wenk, Professor of Geology, University of California

 University of Minnesota

 Leiden University

 Penguin Group

 Judge Mary Davis

 Dr. Richard D. Lewis, author of When Cultures Collide

 University of South Alabama

 San Francisco State University

 University of Memphis

 University of California, Berkeley

 Temple University

 The College of William & Mary

 League of Arab States

 United Nations

 Helwan University

 Cairo University

 University of Massachusetts Boston

 American International School in Egypt

 Florida State University

 University of Greenwich

 University of Sydney

 Western Michigan University

 Northwestern University

 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 University of Arkansas


 Egypt Air Horus Magazine

 University of Toronto

 London School of Economics

 University of Kentucky

 United World College of the Atlantic


 Syracuse University

 The University of Palermo

 Nalco Company

 Seattle Pacific University

 University of Ulster

 Griffith University

 Mona Almaraghi, Presenter

New York University

 Progress 2

 Duke University

 University of Pittsburgh

 German University

 British University in Cairo

 Zora O'Neill, Lonely Planet

 German Embassy

 Estonian Embassy

 The Netherlands Embassy

 Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)

 Goldsmiths, University of London

 The Spanish Embassy

 Green Valley School

 ARCE Fellows

 Cairo Scholars

 British Council

 University of Maryland

 University of Texas

 University of Virginia

 University of Michigan

 American Councils for International Education

 Conrad Hotel

 Jim Holthouser, Hilton Worldwide Global Head

 Maadi Wadi Runners

 Supreme Council of Antiquities


 Middlebury's Middle East Arabic Program

 Arabic Overseas Flagship Program

 Australian Embassy

 The French University in Egypt


 Modern English School Cairo

 Austrian Embassy in Cairo

 Embassy of the Czech Republic


 The European Union Delegation

 University of Houston

 Red Cross

 Irish Embassy

 Indian Embassy

 Kempinski Hotels

 MEPI - Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Program


Lectures Given:

 1. Give a Pharaoh Five, a joint lecture with Bill Barazzuol

 2. The Divine Board, Pharaoh Amasis in Art and History, with Dr. Raymond Stock

 3. The Battle of Kadesh

 4. The Tale of Sinuhe, a Highly Informative Performative Narrative

 5. Music in Ancient Egypt, a joint lecture with Dr. Khairy ElMalt

6. Behold How Howard Uncovered Tut

 7. A Night of Hieroglyphics

 8. Nefertiti

 9. View from a Mashrabiyya: the Architecture of History in the History of Architecture

 10. Feasting with the Pharaohs, Banqueting in Antiquity, with Bill Barazzuol

 11. The HelleNilotic Melting Pot

 12. Freezing Time: from Imhotep to Ahmed Zewail

 13. Gates of Glory and Façades of Fame

 14. Alexander: a King Akin to a God

 15. Eratosthenes, from Cyrene to Syene

 16. Pharaohs of Pharos

 17. The Roman Aroma

 18. A Crumb of Cruelty

 19. A Taint of Atenism

 20. The Art of the State in the State of the Art

 21. The Hype in the Hypostyle

 22. The Tale of an Ancient Egyptian Expat

 23. Relief of Belief

 24. When in Doubt, Hieroglyph it Out

 25. Thieves from Thebes

 26. Relief Beyond Belief

 27. When Domes Dominate

 28. From Khaemwas to Zahi Hawass

 29. From Cubits to Units, a History of Measurement

 30. Emulate an Amulet

 31. Write Like an Egyptian & Hear it "From Pharaoh's Lips"

 32. Sobek, Biology and Myth, a joint lecture with Dr. Jeffrey Dean Miller

 33. Pinpointing Punt, a joint lecture with Nadia Mottalib

 34. Ramsiscape, a joint lecture with Dr. Ann Shafer

 35. From Haroun Al-Rashid to the Stone of Rashid

 36. Lemon, Biography of a Fruit

 37. Ahmed Shawqi with Howard Carter

 38. Ahmed Shawqi with Tutankhamon

 39. Albert Einstein, Father of the Atomic Age

 40. PowerPoint to Empower Your Point

 41. Digital Grammar

 42. Networking That Works

 43. Ahmed Shawqi in France

 44. How Gibraltar Altered History

 45. “Weaving the Web”

46. Ahmed Shawqi, a Children’s Poet

 47. Umm Kulthum with Hafez Ibrahim and Ahmed Shawqi

 48. Ahmed Shawqi, the Bard of Wisdom

 49. Ahmed Shawqi, the Egyptologist Poet

 50. From Karma to Karama

 51. "Naguib Mahfouz as Imhotep and Manetho, a joint lecture with Dr. Raymond Stock

 52. Romance in the Land of the Pharaohs

 53. Ahmed Shawqi in Philae

 54. “Champollion: The Linguist and the Emperor”

55. “100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian”

56. Conquering the City of Grammar

 57. Law in Ancient Egypt

 58. Color in Ancient Egypt, a joint lecture with Dr. Gamal Lamie

 59. Ancient Egyptian Fauna

 60. Ancient Egyptian Flora

 61. Sailing in Ancient Egypt

 62. Naguib Mahfouz: Reading from the Otherworld, with Dr. Raymond Stock

 63. Imhotep, a Modern Mind in an Ancient Body

 64. The Story of Influenza

 65. The Two Doves

 66. What Is Light?

 67. Reshaping the Shipwrecked Sailor

 68. Making Zoser Closer to Eternity

 69. From Narmer to Nasser

 70. Isis and Osiris

 71. A Virtual Tour to the Egyptian Museum

 72. The Hieroglyphic Nature of Art

 73. Ancient Egyptian Proverbs

 74. Body Language in Ancient Egypt

 75. Sinuhe Insinuations

 76. The Art of Guiding

 77. Flood, Growth, Harvest

 78. The Tooth That Told the Truth

 79. Date Palm: Biography of a Tree

 80. Let Stone Set the Tone

 81. Ancient Egyptian Religion

 82. The Third Dynasty is a Charm

 83. Diplomacy in Ancient Egypt

 84. The Art of Translation

 85. Cleanliness in Ancient Egypt

 86. The Ancient Egyptian House

 87. Medicine in Ancient Egypt

 Journey back in time and meet the leading medical practitioners in the wonderland of Egypt. Through ancient medical papyri and temple wall carvings we piece together

the world of medicine in ancient Egypt; diagnosis, prognosis, remedies, tools and techniques that at times surpass our state-of-the-art modern medicine.

 88. The Art of Public Speaking

 89. Etymological Stories

 90. Magic in Ancient Egypt

 91. Ancient Egyptian Architects

 92. Dying to Live

 93. The Art of Tutoring

 94. Lily: Biography of a Flower

 95. The Hoopoe or News from the Father of News

 96. Quarrying the Quarantine

 97. Health in Ancient Egypt

 98. Drama Drawn from Ancient Egypt

 99. Egyptian Mathematics

 100. Ancient Egyptian Technology

 101. Ancient Egyptian Palaces

 102. Women in Ancient Egypt

 103. The Queens of Ancient Egypt

 104. Ancient Egypt in Film

 105. The Hyksos of Evil

 106. Kinship and Kingship

 107. The Hype Style of the Hypostyle

 108. The Plastic Bag of Antiquity

 109. Sport in Ancient Egypt

 110. For Whom the Sun Shines

 111. The Spirit in Ancient Egypt

 112. A Pause at the Paws of the Sphinx

113. Stele: Bulletin Boards of Ancient Egypt

 114. The Bee in Ancient Egypt

 115. Money: From Bricks to Clicks

 116. Bread in Ancient Egypt

 117. Friendship and Marriage in Ancient Egypt

 118. Pensive Pencils

 119. Zoser: From Imhotep to Lauer

 120. An Abode Beyond the Boundaries of Death

 121. Sound in Ancient Egypt

 122. Google Your Life

 123. Ahmed Shawqi: the Poet of Faith

 124. The Locus of the Lost Lotus in Egyptian Art

 125. The KaRaVans of Ra

 126. Egypt: Magic and Tragic

 127. From Sultan Barquq to King Tut

 128. Saqqara Village: Passport to the Past

 129. Cleanliness in Science, History and Art

 130. From Bab Zewaila to Bab Zewail

 131. When Nature Speaks, Art Listens

 132. Don't Worry, We Have a Quarry, to Tell the Story

 133. Sounding the Sands: Archeology Techniques

134. The Fourth Dynasty: Builders with Boulders

 135. An Elapse Marking a Collapse

 136. Carter: Purse and Curse

 137. Strokes of Genius on Ostraca

 138. Camels Were Late Comers

 139. Symposium on the Nile, with Barazzuol, Alshafie and Professor Leach

 140. In the Museum of the Atom

 141. The Story of Garbage

 142. Chorus with Horus

 143. The Mother in Ancient Egypt

 144. Nursing the Curse

 145. Knowledge: a Boon from the Baboon

 146. From Adoring the Sun to a Door in the Sun

 147. Mirroring Mereruka’s Meridian

 148. Wheel in, Camel out

 149. Petrie: Inch by Inch

 150. Ancient Egyptian Games

 151. From the Nave to the Cave

 152. Making El Fayoum Bloom

 153. Restoring the Cosmic Chasm

 154. The Rise of Monasticism

 155. Ahmed Shawqi: from the Poet of the Prince to the Prince of Poets

 156. The Egyptian Temple: from the Core Niche to the Corniche

 157. Karnak: a Hub for Hubris

 158. Tut: an Heir to an Era of Air

 159. The Ottoman Style: More Flash for Less Cash

 160. Lured by the Lucre

 161. Museums: Creation and Curation

 162. The Narcotic Nilotic Lotus

 163. Egypt: the Dynastic Destiny

 164. The Double Helix: The Inspiring Spiral

 165. Wade in Wood, Hopes on Ropes

166. Ahmed Shawqi in School

 167. The ABC of Electricity

 168. Ibn Al-haytham: the Father of Optics

 169. The Story of Numbers

 170. Your Wasta to Waset

 171. The Boy King Wanted His Plaything

 172. How Laser Works

 173. Anatomy of an Atom

 174. The Trial of a Triad

 175. The Library of Alexandria

 176. Let the Fable Come to the Table

 177. A Tale of Two Pyramids

 178. Schistosomiasis and an Unparalleled Site of a Parasite, a joint lecture with Bill Barazzuol

 179. Ahmed Zewail's Voyage through Time

 180. The Magic of Marriage in Ancient Egypt

 181. ABC Latin

 182. Paremiology in Arabic, English and Latin

 183. Zewail City for Science and Technology

 184. The Subject and the Predicate

 185. Ahmed Shawqi: the Revolutionist Poet

 186. West Meets East: the Rise of Tourism

 187. The First Tick in History: the Story of Measuring Time

 188. A Tale of Three Apples

 189. At First I Could See Nothing

 190. Story of a Bridge

 191. The Story of the Compass

 192. The Egyptian Revolution through Western Eyes

 193. The Story of Silence

 194. The Circle

 195. Ficus Benghalensis

 196. Water

 197. The Story of Olive

198. The Desert

 199. Om Kolthoum, the Many Layers of Genius

 200. Sustainability in Ancient Egypt

 201. Amarna Letters: Egyptian Bricks of Diplomacy

 202. Is the Nile Delta Going under Water? Joint lecture with Dr. Jerry Leach

 203. Calcium: the Backbone of Eternity

 204. Cairo Trees

 205. Thomas Alva Edison

 206. The Sycamore Fig

 207. Forty Winks at the Sphinx

 208. From Marble to Marvel

209. Tahrir: an Atmosphere of Utmost Fear

 210. The Pharaoh's Four Curses

 211. Poetry from Pottery

 212. The Mermaid of the Mediterranean

 213. A Chemist from Kemet

 214. The Pharaoh in the Quran

215. Science in the Quran

 216. Politics in the Quran

 217. Shine from the Shrine, the City of the Dead

 218. Coptic Cairo, the Babylon of Egypt

 219. Alexandria, the Capital of Memory

 220. Political Charisma in Egypt from BC to CC

 221. An Anatomy of Medical Terminology

 222. Conspiracy, Strikes and Revolutions in Ancient Egypt

 223. Zoom in Man: Zoo in Man

 224. An Arabic Arsenal in English: Arabic Ingredients for English Words

 225. The Story of an Ancient Egyptian Abroad

 226. All is Fair in the Pharaoh's Affair

227. Seddikism: Laconic, Iconic and Mnemonic

 228. Trees of Ancient Egypt

 229. Hair in Ancient Egypt

230. Fashion in Ancient Egypt

231. Family in Ancient Egypt

232. The Cat in Ancient Egypt

233. The Elephant in Ancient Egypt

234. Why is the Sky Blue?

235. In Pursuit of Hatshepsut

 For over 3000 years, the memory of Queen Hatshepsut remained shrouded in secrecy -- even her mummy. But in 2007, Archaeologist Zahi Hawass found a molar tooth inside

a wooden box inscribed with the name of the Queen. That tooth fitted perfectly in the jaw of the mummy that Zahi assumed to be the Queen. That was the tooth that told

the truth, a dental identity. Now, travel back in time IN PURSUIT OF HATSHEPSUT to reveal the mystery of the great woman who ruled Egypt in the Golden Age for over

twenty years -- listen to her words!

Books Translated:

-The Illustrated Guide to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings by Dr. Kent R. Weeks

Published as the Official Portal for Luxor

-Co-translated and co-edited How the West Was Lost by Dambisa Moyo for the National Translation centre

Ahmed Seddik Spoke at:

Boston University

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Pomona College

University of Washington

Fashion Institute of Technology

Portland Community College

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

The American University in Cairo

The Egyptology Society

The Egyptology Academy

The Desert Development Center

The Sawy Culturewheel

The Seton Hall Law School - Cairo Summer Program

Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Marketplace

SOC 299: invited by Dr. Emad El-Din Aysha

South Dakota Delegation

Students from Ulsan University in Korea, invited by Dr. Cyrus Reed, Associate Provost

Performing and Visual Arts

The British International School

Course: ARIC-315: ARABIC DRAMA (invited by Dr. Birairi M)


The House of the Poet in Al-Muez Street in the Palace City of Cairo


Cairo Toastmasters Club

California Toastmasters Club

New York Toastmasters Club

Virginia Toastmasters Club

Hawaii Toastmasters Club

Oregon Toastmasters Club

Seattle Toastmasters Club

Greater New Haven Toastmasters Club

Yale Toastmasters

Nutty Scientists

Darb 1718

Egyptian Center for Culture & Art (Makan)

Mashrou3 Al Mareekh

Ahram Canadian University

Future University in Egypt

Al-Balsam Bookstore


The International School at Dundee

Produced/Translated and/or Reported for:

The New York Times

BBC World Service (Egypt and Libya)

BBC America

Financial Times

CBS Network (the Egyptian 25th Jan. Revolution)

Swedish Radio


Amanpour and Khaled Mashaal, Leader of Hamas:


Baboon Filmes


France 2

French 24



The Daily Mirror


 GEO Magazine

Danish National Radio

South of Sweden News



AUC Times

Tahrir Lounge

Der Spiegel

KPFA Radio

CSSProject for Integrative Mediation (in Cairo, Portsaid, Sinai)

Field Producer of a film about Bob Bradley: We Must Go

Bas Uterwijk Photography

Petra Ramsauer

Future Cities: Cairo

Helsingin Sanomat Newspaper


Global TV






Painter Khaled Hafez

Photographer Eirik Bjørklund

Copper Pot Pictures

Show Time, Years of Living Dangerously

Andrew Hosken, Reporter, The Today program, BBC Radio 4

Ruptly TV


Roger Hercz


VII Photo Agency, Laura Eltantawy

Lorenzo Meloni



Nguni TV





CTV National News, Daniele Hamamdjian

Nine Lives Media

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