Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Memory of Modern Egypt

It is a digital repository documenting the last 200 years of Egypt’s modern history through tens of thousands of varying items, such as documents, pictures, audios, videos, maps, articles, stamps, coins, etc. that created an index of 14 different material types.

From the Memory of Modern Egypt repository, the user has access to:

  • Over 50,000 photos of famous figures and important events in Egyptian history;
  • Over 18,000 documents related to subjects such as the formation of ministries and political parties, wars and revolutions, etc;
  • About 1,200 analytical and biographical essays written by the Special Projects Department;
  • Over 5,800 news clippings gathered from various newspapers and magazines;
  • More than 200 unique maps;
  • Over 1,000 speeches by different rulers and prime ministers, covering diverse topics and events;
  • Over 1000 audio recordings, including songs, speeches, and interviews with figures from various fields;
  • More than 1600 video recordings, mostly of rare quality;
  • About 590 historical advertisements for different goods and services;
  • Over 1000 covers of magazines, newspapers, novels, albums, and film posters;
  • About 290 currencies, both coins and notes;
  • Over 1000 stamps commemorating significant people and events in modern Egyptian history;
  • About 100 medals awarded to different figures; and
  • Relevant books accessed through DAR.

Page with rulers of modern Egypt below:

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