Al-Ahram Digital Archive

Important Egyptian newspaper archive now available online : Al-Ahram

The University of Cambridge now has access to the Al-Ahram Digital Archive, the full publication run of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, on the East View Information Services Global Press Archive platform.

Go to the Al-Ahram archive via this URL:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://gpa.eastview.com/alahram/

Founded in 1875, Al-Ahram (الأهرام‎, “The Pyramids”) is one of the longest-running newspapers in the Middle East. It has long been regarded as Egypt’s most authoritative and influential newspaper, and one of the most important newspapers in the Arab world, with a circulation of over 1 million. Prior to 1960, the newspaper was an independent publication and was renowned for its objectivity and independence. After being nationalized by President Nasser in 1960, Al-Ahram became the de facto voice of the Egyptian government and today the newspaper is managed by the Supreme Council of Press.

Al-Ahram has featured writings by some of the most important political and literary voices of the day, including Nobel Literature Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, nationalist leaders Mustafa Kamil and Saad Zaghlul, as well as Salama Moussa, Taha Hussein, Yusuf Idris, Edward Said, Hamid Dabashi, and Anis Mansour

Saleem Takla, 1849-1892, the founder of Al-Ahram with his brother Beshara Takla

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