The First Mediterranean Games

I don’t know about you but I had never heard of the Mediterranean Games. That was until I found the official booklet for the first ever Games held in Alexandria in October 1951. The games was apparently first proposed by the Egyptian, Mohammed Taher Pasha, who later became assistant president of the I.O.C and was…

American Missionaries in Egypt: Bamba and the Maharajah

The subject of Missionaries in the 19th century Arab world has a habit of coming back to me again and again. I have already written a blog on some copies of the journals of the Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews. In a Boston bookshop, I recently came across a copy of a history…