The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 20
9th June 2003

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Father's Day – 15th June 2003

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington, USA. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.

The Good Things of Egypt
By Tuyet Ramzy

Coming to live in Egypt for six years of my life was such a contrast to my childhood in a farming village in the middle of England, Derbyshire, especially as I grew up in this tiny village and attended a school of just 50 children until I was 11 years old.

Perhaps it was the love of art and facing long snowy, very cold winters that sowed the seed of seeking one of the world’s wonders, where the hot sun shone nearly every day.

So I came to Egypt, fell in love with it and was lucky enough to have a beautiful son, Farris, who shares the fantastic El Gouna village life with me. So what are some of the things that Egypt has given Farris and me? When I was in England my journeys to work each day took up to two hours - now we walk the 400 meters from our apartment to school and work; we both have a little of a completely new language and way of thinking; we both swim very well, where the cold British climate would not have been at all encouraging; our knowledge of the Arab, Coptic and Muslim world has grown so much with the enormous variety within the culture, and the beautiful children take my breath away. These are just some of the things that Egypt has given us.

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Rare Mummy find in Egypt

The Discovery Channel announced on Sunday the discovery and identification of the mummy of one of ancient Egypt's most intriguing figures, the queen Nefertiti, who has been shrouded in mystery for more than 3,000 years.

This Egyptian ruler of the controversial Amarna period was the co-ruler and wife of the so-called heretic pharaoh, Akhenaten. She was also the stepmother of the most famous pharaoh of them all, Tutankhamun. Her support for the Aten religion and persecution of the traditional priesthood made her the most hated Egyptian ruler. Her name, as also of her husband, was erased from historical records.

The mummy was discovered by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists led by Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher. An expert in mummification, specialising in ancient Egyptian hair, Dr Fletcher was drawn to the tomb KV35, in Luxor's Valley of the Kings, by her identification of a Nubian wig, lying next to a shaven headed female mummy, that was worn by royal women of Nefertiti's time. This mummy bore a striking profile and swan like neck, comparable to the famed beauty of Nefertiti, despite malicious post-mortem blows to her face. Dr Fletcher found other physical pointers to the late queen, including the impression of the tight-fitting brow-band she used to wear; a double pierced ear lobe, shaved head and physical damage reflecting the degree of hatred for the queen. Also, it was unusual for royal mummies not to bear identifying marks, suggesting that this particular mummy, although royal in status, had been intentionally deprived of the means to enter afterlife, according to Egyptian belief.

"I couldn't believe it when I first saw her", Dr Fletcher said. "It was probably the most amazing experience of my life. It certainly will have some wide ranging implications for Egyptology."

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10,30am, 1.30pm,3.30pm, 6.30pm, 9.30pm & 12.00am
He dwells in a world of eternal night but perceives things ordinary men cannot. Although Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) is blind, his other four senses function with supernatural sharpness. He is Daredevil, a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets of the city, a relentless avenger of justice. He is the Man Without Fear.

Kitchen Korner
by Kareena Spratt


1 kilo chicken thigh fillets
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup yogurt
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon ginger
1 green chilli, chopped (remove seeds)
2 teaspoons garam masala*


1/2 cup tomato paste
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon ginger
1 cup cream
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1/4 cup butter

Cut chicken into strips, sprinkle with salt. Set aside while making the marinade. Place yogurt, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and 2 teaspoons garam masala in a blender until smooth. Pour over chicken and marinade in refrigerator overnight or for at least one hour. Place chicken in shallow baking dish. Bake at 425F/195C/Gas 6 for 15 minutes. While the chicken is baking, make the sauce. Mix together tomato paste, 1/2 cup water, ginger, cream, garam masala, sugar, chilli powder, lemon juice, and cumin powder. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Stir in tomato mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes then add chicken. Simmer for 2 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice and vegetables.

*Garam masala is a unique blend of Indian spices. It can be found on the upper floor of the green supermarket opposite Thomas Cook in Sigala.

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Job Title: Factory Machinist
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Requirements: Egyptian, Male/Female
Contact: Remo 012 326 0893

Job Title: Administration Assistant
Location: Hurghada
Languages: English. German and/or Dutch advantageous.
Skills: Good computer skills
Contact: Essam 012 316 3245

Job as Personal Assistant/Secretary/Office Manager, etc. wanted - in Hurghada - to start immediately. Speak Norwegian & English fluently, and Spanish & German. Computer literate. Please contact: Camilla 012 426 4014 or email [email protected]
Job as Guest Relation/Reception/Office/Secretary in Sharm el Sheikh from September 2003. 25 years old, Swiss nationality and speak German, English, French, Italian and Arabic. Please contact : Susanne Geissler [email protected]

Seeking Summer Job!!! I am a 24 year old female seeking a job in Sinai, preferably Sharm el Sheikh, but open to any other place, for the month of August only. I speak both English and Arabic, am a Rescue Diver, have worked for two years with children in British International schools in Cairo, and love to sing! I am willing to try anything new! Contact me on 012 2149983 or [email protected]

Wetsuit manufacturer requires Factory Machinist. Egyptian, Male/Female. Experience of using a sewing machine an advantageous but not required as full training will be provided. Accommodation provided. Wages to be discussed. Please contact: Remo 012 326 0893. Hurghada.
New or second hand (good condition) children's toys suitable for children aged 18 months plus. Please call 012 718 6276. Hurghada. Wanted - English reading books, anything considered, will pay and Learn German books in English. Call Lisa or Paul on 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
For Sale
Aladin Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book (English) and face guard, good condition - 1100 LE o.n.o. Oceanic Versa Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book, only made 10 dive, unwanted present - 1800 LE o.n.o. (was 2600 LE new). Brand new Oceanic Console with hp hose, depth gauge, air gauge and compass - 700 LE o.n.o. Tiguullio mask with side windows, brand new - 180 LE o.n.o. Sherwood split fins as new, size medium/small - 400 LE o.n.o. Call Lisa or Paul on 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
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