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- Since Ramesses II has won the battle, the Nubians must bring him food, animals, gold, and special objects. - The procession: Ramesses II sits under a canopy, wearing a special collar and headdress. He is waiting for the procession to start. - The 'vizier' (an advisor to the pharaoh) greets Ramesses II in front of his canopy as the procession begins. - The procession moves slowly, and the Nubians bring all kinds of animals. - Among the animals are a leopard, a pair of oxen, a giraffe, a gazelle, and an ostrich - A group of Nubian soldiers hold up their weapons to show Ramesses II that they will not ďŹ ght again. The lion is the most powerful of all the animals, and it pleases Ramesses II. - There are piles of ivory, ebony wood, and ostrich feather fans carefully laid on the ground. - There are also tables to look at piled high with ostrich feathers, ostrich eggs, animal hides, and gold. - The 'viceroy' (the Egyptian governor of Nubia) is given a gold necklace to reward him for his good work. -Finally, one of the princes stands near Ramesses II. He is glad to see all of the animals and precious objects that have been brought for his father the Egyptian pharaoh. The end

Tanoura

Tannoura is a popular traditional Egyptian folk dance.

The word "tannoura" may refer to the dance, the dancer, or the large colorful skirt used in the performance. The tanoura dancer moves himself, he is like the sun and the dancers around him like the planets. The dancer unties and removes four different skirts during the ďŹ nale when he turns himself around at anticlockwise movements. Every movement in this show symbolize something in the nature or culture or religion.


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Wrong Medical Beliefs

If you were asked to give up something you used to do just because it was scientifically proved wrong, would you be willing to do it? It’s always hard to change peoples’ minds about their habits especially if they were raised believing they are true. Humans are in a state of ‘Mind over body’ as they find themselves programmed to do things they are deliberately trying to avoid. A recent study has shunned physicians for their acceptance of some widespread medical beliefs that are nothing but ‘old granny tales’. Many of these common beliefs have never been proven and there is no evidence to support them. These things are incredibly hard to get rid of. Other people beside us have pointed these out, but still the myths persist.

1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day Studies showed that the typical diet with accompanying intake of juice, milk, coffee, and caffeinated drinks usually meets the body's fluid requirements. There's not a number amount, it’s more that you just need to pay attention to what your body wants. Although no harm would be expected from drinking an extra eight glasses of water beyond fluid intake from diet, excessive amounts could lead to water intoxication, hyponatremia, and death in the most extreme cases. Suitable allowance” of water for adults is 2.5 liters a day. 2. We use only 10 percent of our brains We use much more than 10 percent of our brains. Numerous types of brain imaging studies show that no area of the brain is completely silent or inactive. Evidence from studies of brain damage, brain imaging, localization of function, micro structural analysis, and metabolic studies show that people usemuch more than 10% of their brains. Studies of patients with brain injury suggest that damage to almost any area of the brain has specific and lasting effects on mental, vegetative, and behavioral capabilities. Detailed probing of the brain has failed to identify the “non-functioning” 90%.


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5. Shaving causes hair to grow back faster or coarser When hair grows back after shaving, it seems coarse because it doesn’t have the fine taper of unshaved hair. It seems darker because it hasn’t been exposed to the sun like the previously unshaved hair. Shaving removes the dead portion of hair, not the living section lying below the skin’s surface, so it is unlikely to affect the rate or type of growth. 6. Mobile phones are dangerous in hospitals At the Mayo Clinic in 2005, in 510 tests performed with 16 medical devices and six mobile phones, the incidence of clinically important interference was 1.2 percent. A 2007 study that examined mobile phones “used in a normal way” found no interference of any kind during 300 tests in 75 treatment rooms. 7. Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy Turkey contains tryptophan, an amino acid found in proteins and essential to the human body. Scientific studies show that sleep and mood are affected by tryptophan. Because turkey is consumedwith other foods, absorption of tryptophan from turkey is minimal. For tryptophan to promote sleep, you need to ingest it on an empty stomach (with no protein present) – something that’s unlikely at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. The myth likely stems from the fact that everyone feels drowsy after eating a large meal because the body is using energy to digest food and blood flow and oxygenation to the brain decrease.

Eman Khaled Mahmoud Yehia Safia sa’eed Wafaa Zedan Yomna Hamed

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