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Egypt swears in new Pharaoh

pharaoh nuff!Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, or al-Sisi the first, as he has become popularly known, has been inaugurated as Pharaoh of Egypt for the next 4,000 years.

The former military chief comes to power at a time of uncertainty in Egyptian politics following two military coups, after which it was decided that a return to the dynastic system offered the only viable form of government for the forthcoming centuries, with elections to be held every epoch and results subject to the ‘divine right of kings’.

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Posted: Jun 8th, 2014
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Egyptian hieroglyphs ‘were early examples of Facebook status updates’

far more poking going on than was strictly necessary‘If a pharaoh wanted to let his friends know how he was, he’d just instant message them by carving a status update like ‘wavy line, owl, big eye, smiley face’ onto his wall.’

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Posted: Sep 28th, 2011
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