Masr Umm id-Dunya


On loving Egypt
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My wife and I went out to dinner last night with a chemistry teacher from Snow College, in Ephraim, Utah, who was accompanied by an Egyptian chemistry professor from Mansoura University in Egypt who is teaching at Snow this year as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.


The conversation centered, to a considerable degree, on Egypt and Cairo, which we miss very much.  It pains me deeply to think of the trials that Egypt is passing through, and of the conditions with which so many Egyptians struggle.  Egypt is, quite simply, an incomparably fascinating country, and it deserves far better.  So does the world, for which Egypt is a treasure house.  The roots of much of Western civilization can be traced back to the Nile Valley.



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  • ClintonKing

    Thanks so much for joining us for dinner. We consider our visit to BYU yesterday to be a wonderful success, except for the part where Professor Nawar slipped and fell on the ice outside the Benson building.

    • DanielPeterson

      I get the impression that she probably hasn’t had much experience, in Egypt, walking on ice.

      I hope she’s okay. Or soon will be.

      We enjoyed the dinner a lot. Thanks for thinking of us.