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Egyptian Expert Explains EID Holidays and Feasts

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Approximately 2 months after the end of Ramadan is the largest, most holy Muslim holiday called the Eid al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).

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Say I Love You with a Custom One of a Kind Cartouche Necklace

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One of our most popular products is the "I Love You" cartouche pendant. The hieroglyphs on this cartouche are phonetic (representing sounds) so when translated, the symbols pronounce ILUVYU. The shape of the cartouche signifies 'encircling protection for eternity'.     

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History of Discoveries Egyptian Imports - More About Us

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Our owner Steve Collins, traveled to Cairo in 1979 to tour the Middle East with his college friend David. In the 3 month trip, they bought hand-crafts and jewelry along the way with the hopes of bringing their treasures back home to sell them and help pay for their trip.  Now, more than 40 years later, Steve is still at it!  He lives in the US, but he spends a good part of his year traveling to Egypt to find new treasures. Over the years, he has made relationships with artisans in Egypt that are as close as family.  Steve...

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Egyptian History: Meet our Staff/Family in Cairo, Egypt

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Running a successful Egyptian import business means making connections with your staff. It also means that Steve, our founder, speaks fluent Arabic.Our Cairo office is managed by 3 Egyptians who have been working with us for over 25 years! We consider them as close as family and Steve talks with them daily. We really appreciate and care deeply for these men and their families.Hassan Gouda, Hassan Attiya, and Nasr Mahtouk manage orders with our vendors, receive and check the quality of our goods, and create shipments for export. They grew up in Faiyum (an Oasis west of Cairo), but live...

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Health, Life and Happiness - Our Most Popular Pendant Is Full of Meaning

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We all seek health, good life and happiness. It has been our pleasure to provide a pendant that represents just that. This pendant is our smallest and arguably most powerful one. The pendant has 5 symbols which represent these important values.The Eye of Horus at the top is a healing symbol. It symbolizes protection for the wearer and their strength. In the middle are ancient symbols that mean health (dja), life (ankh), and happiness (seneb). The bottom is the lotus flower, symbolizing rebirth. In Egyptian mythology, the sun was born from a lotus.These symbols are both beautiful, meaningful and popular. We offer these cartouche...

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