The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 52
19th January 2004

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Features & Articles

Chinese New Year - 22nd January 2004

Year of the Monkey

What animal are you?

Rat 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996
Ox 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997
Tiger 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998
Rabbit 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
Dragon 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000
Snake 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001
Horse 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002
Sheep 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003
Monkey 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004
Rooster 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005
Dog 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
Boar 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007

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Local News

Tomb Find Proves Lion's Sacred Role

Scientists have found the first complete skeleton of a lion in a tomb in the Nile valley - a discovery they say confirms the animal's sacred status in ancient Egypt.

The adult male skeleton was buried about 2000 years ago. It was unearthed at Saqqara near the entrance to the much older tomb of Maia, the wet nurse of King Tutankhamun.

The animal was mummified and buried among the cats' catacombs that were created in the last century BC at a site dedicated to the feline goddess Bastet. The undisturbed skeleton, found lying on a rock with its head facing northwards and with its body orientated to the east, confirmed that lions were alive in Egypt in the last centuries BC. It was bred in captivity, and probably died naturally.

Although the skeleton was found in a tomb dating to about 1430 BC, it was buried much later when the tomb was reused.

What's On ... in Cairo

Wist El Balad - Modern Egyptian Folk

The Cairo Jazz Club (197, 26th July St., Agouza) is hosting Wist El Balad, the modern Egyptian folk and an eclectic fusion of instruments and styles spiraling around the oriental, with their unique sound and high spirit. 20th January, 10pm. For more information please call : (02) 345 9939. Reservations necessary.

What's On ... in Sharm

The World Finals of the most popular karting formula on the Internationally sanctioned Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK) calendar, the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) will take place this month in Sharm El Sheikh, at the Ghibli Raceway.

More than 7000 competitors from over 38 countries competed for the chance to qualify for the upcoming Finals in Sharm El Shekh making the RMC by far the most international and popular motor sport chamionship in the world

What's On ... in Hurghada

Seagull Cinema
Tel: 012 313 2009

Football for Children

Public Beach No. 5 (Sekalla)
Saturday's at 2pm

Parents & Kids

Do you tell stories to your children? Would you like to do it better?

Alec Williams, a renowned UK storyteller and Vice Chair of the School Library Association, will be giving a workshop for parents and their children at the British Council in Agouza on Saturday 24th January at 10.00 a.m.

He will look at practical techniques for bringing alive the words and pictures in your favourite children’s books. The first part of the workshop will be for parents only. During this time your children will be provided fun activities to keep them occupied. Once you have improved your storytelling skills your children will join you for you to practice what you’ve learned. The first sessions will be in English, but you can use a favourite book in any language for practising.

Places on the workshop are limited. If you would like to attend, please send your name and the names and ages of the children you will be bringing to:

Cathy Costain
F +20 (0)2 344 3076
T +20 (0)2 300 1857
[email protected]

Interactive Storytelling in Arabic
Diwan, 159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Cairo. Tel: (02) 736 2598/736 2578

Saturdays at 11.00 am. Ages 4-7.

Facilitator selects educational stories and others, promoting positive behaviour and values through simple group games, discussions and stories. Children will also learn colours, numbers, animals and basic information about Egypt through simple educational games.

German Storytelling, Sundays at 4 pm. Ages 4–9.

English Storytelling, Mondays at 6.30 p.m. Ages 3–8.

Arabic Storytelling, Thursdays at 6.00 p.m. Ages 4–7.

(Price per child for each session LE 15)


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For Sale/Rent

Car for sale. Dodge Crysler, 1982 model with A/C, power steering, central locking, electric windows. Excellent condition, contact 012 747 2899 (Hurghada)

Hurghada Dive Centre for Rent. The centre includes:

18 metre boat with Caterpillar engine - 250 horse power
Compressor - Power K14
50 Aluminium Bottles
Complete Diving Equipment
Boat Permission for 25 tourists
Tourist Permission for Dive Centre Operation for 12 Months
Accommodation - 2 Studio Apartments
Total Centre Size - 350 square metres - including newly built equipment room
& classroom

PRICE PER MONTH: 3800 EUROS. For further details, please email: [email protected]

Apartment for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada. Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with 3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone and automatic washing machine. Please contact : 012 747 2899
Second-hand outboard motorboat with the following specifications :
Power : 80 to 115 HP
Size : 17 to 22 feet
Polyester or semi-rigid.
Please contact : Hervé Siegrist in El Gouna - [email protected]
Second hand Jeep Wrangler wanted as soon as possible. Please contact Andy. 010 356 4925. Hurghada.
English lady required to work as Nursery Assistant, to work with children aged 3-4 years. Nursery experience preferred, but not essential as full training will be given. Salary dependent on experience. Please contact: Marika 012 393 4407
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