10 random links
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Interesting links I found by chance, that are not widely known. They are all tagged `egypt' in my bookmarks:
1. Old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant PR film
This is a coca cola PR film made in the late 40s or early 50s in Egypt ... super cool and very funny. Worth the download.
2. Pyramid Cam
Finally a live webcam in Egypt. I love webcams. Now this website allows you to take a look at the pyramids every now and then from anywhere. They have a few time-lapse videos too.
3. Posters From Egypt
Nothing beats the colorful hand-drawn old Egyptian film posters, they are true works of art and very nostalgic.
The first and very good map service for greater Cairo. The maps are good, useful and with lots of data, but the interface is not so good. I blogged about this link before.
6. Cairo - a photoset on Flickr
This is a very nice set of astonishingly colorful photos of the murky city with a sleeping disorder, all creative commons.
7. The Architecture of Cairo
Although this is an MIT OCW lecture. It is a very nice tour of the city, giving you more information about the architecture of the buildings and their history. Specially the Islamic architecture. I found a couple of places I never heard about and one that I passed in front of often but never knew anything about. It is not a complete resource but very good.
8. Egyptian Patent Office
Such a pathetic office was in flames a month or two after I have blogged about it. %remember%to%search%this%freaking%way.
9. The Official International Fan Club of Dr. Zahi Hawass
Hawass has a fan club, No kidding !!!
10. Flash Airlines Safety Card
This might be a bit disturbing. I can't remember how I stumbled upon the site listing all the airline safety cards. Anyways, this is a copy of the passenger safety card of the plane that crashed in 2004.