throwing it back to ancient civilizations!
Published: July 30, 2018
Izzayyikom?! How are you?! Welcome back to our blog! The first thing we did today was say our goodbyes to our artist-in-resident Ahmed Ali El Haggar. To commemorate, we took a group photo:
Afterwards, the villagers headed to their first mughamara. I followed and interrupted them to take some side profile shots for an activity for the evening program happening later today. As you can imagine, it was quite awkward.
Next, we continued with our arts and sports time, where the calligraphy session villagers had just completed their designs.
Then, we headed to the beach to play and chill!
Following dinner, we went to sahar el-layali, our name for the evening program. Today’s topic was ancient civilizations, and we specifically focused on the Phoenicians, Babylonians, and Ancient Egyptians.
At the Babylonian station, we mainly talked about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Malwiyya Minaret.
At the Phoenician station, we learned about the Phoenician alphabet and some of the inventions that Phonecians contributed like the wheel and the boat.
At the Ancient Egyptian station, we used the side profile shots from this morning to create paper replicas of the Nefertiti bust.
By the way, the concert video from two nights ago is now ready, and you can watch it below. A special shout-out to our counselor/teacher Safiyya for taking and editing the footage!
And thank you to you all for joining us once again on our blog!