The city of Asyut sits in the heart of Upper Egypt, at a crescent-shaped bend in the Nile River, where the western bank is home to a university, a train station, approximately four hundred thousand people, and three shops in which Chinese migrants sell racy lingerie to locals. These shops are not hard to find. The first time I visited Asyut, I hailed a cab at the entrance of the city and asked the driver if he knew of any Chinese people in town. All three are owned by natives of Zhejiang province, in southeastern China, and they sell similar products, many of which are inexpensive, garishly colored, and profoundly impractical. There are buttless body stockings, and nightgowns that cover only one breast, and G-strings accessorized with feathers. There are see-through tops decorated with plastic gold coins that dangle from chains.
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Police in Egypt have arrested the parents and aunt of a year-old girl who died while undergoing female genital mutilation FGM. The doctor who allegedly performed the procedure in the province of Asyut was also held. All four were detained after the victim's uncle alerted the authorities, officials told the BBC. FGM was banned in Egypt in but the country still has one of the highest rates of the practice in the world.
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These small figurines of different sizes, wood stuccoed and painted, represent Nubian soldiers as if in a parade. They are fixed on a base composed of five boards joined by three cross boards below. This group was found in a tomb dated to the beginning of the Middle Kingdom in the necropolis of Asyut in Middle Egypt, accompanied by a second group representing a troop of Egyptian soldiers. They probably belonged to the governor of the nome province that they call Nomarch, perhaps Mesehti, who lived during the late 11th Dynasty.
Herod, who was pursuing the family, had died. The page of that pursuit was turned, and Christ could finally return home. The family departed from Qusqam Mountain, where Muharraq Monastery is located, arriving at a nearby cavern, and continued until they reached Dronka Monastery, where we saw simple people praying for children and healing. From Upper Egypt, they left to the North, blessing the Nile, which had kept their secret and the land that had protected them from their fears.