Sunday, 13 February 2011

The American University in Cairo Press on Tahrir Square

The low white buildings among the palms are The American University in Cairo where The AUC Press has its offices. In the immediate foreground the red building with a dome is the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Between the two is Tahrir Square, centre of the insurrectionary demonstrations. Protesters in the square were fired at by police snipers from the roof of The American University in Cairo Press, according to reliable report. Also the police, as well as demonstrators and escaped convicts, have been blamed for vandalism at the Antiquities Museum, which has included destroying numerous artefacts and stealing statues of Tutankhamun, Akhenaten and Nefertiti.

The American University in Cairo Press publishes books about all aspects of Egypt and the Middle East including a few by Michael Haag. Its remarkably resourceful editors and staff have continued working from their homes during the insurrection when not joining the demonstrations themselves. To visit The AUC Press website, click here.