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Luxor Times: 13 Mar 2013

Luxor Times

Wednesday 13 March 2013

The Fifth Arab Speed Ball Championship,Luxor 2013

 The Championship for the Arab Universities was hosted in Luxor by South Valley University.
There were 14 Egyptian universities competing including The German and Russian universities in Egypt. The other universities in competition were from Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Sudan, Libya, Bahrin, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Jordan.

The opening of the championship was held behind Luxor Temple which is where all the matches took place as well. The ceremonies were attended by Dr. Ezzat Saad, Governor of Luxor and Dr. Abbas Mansour, South Valley University President on Monday 11th March.
The competitions started Sunday evening, the night before the official opening.

The photographs below from Sunday night training before the official opening

 The first day of the Championship
On Wednesday evening, the final of the teams competitions were held. Egypt has won the Gold, Lebanon came second and Saudi Arabia in the third place

Egyptian Italian Art Exhibition in Luxor

 At the opening of the Egyptian Italian Art exhibition at Luxor’s public library (formerly known as Mubarak library) Dr. Ezzat Saad, Governor of Luxor said “Such events are considered a positive message to say that the violence in Cairo doesn’t stop us from moving forward and organize cultural events in the city of culture and tourism in Luxor.” Dr. Saad praised the efforts of Mr. Ladislav Sakala, The Honorary Italian Consul, to organize and put together such an exhibition especially that the Egyptian and Italian cultures share mutual activities and historical roots.
The exhibition titled “Turin in Luxor” is hosting a different art school presenting the Italian culture as well as reflecting the Upper Egyptian environment in general.
The exhibition will be on till 16th March 2013. It is open for public free of charge but of course you may have to get a ticket to the library for 2 L.E to enter the building. The exhibition is at the Cultural Heritage Centre (Culturama) downstairs.

 Abdallah by Anna Maria Saponaro

 Horses by Anna Zamolo

 Natural Refuge by Anna Lisa De Marianis

The Warrior by Graziella Paolini Parlagreco

Abbey Road by Antonio Ricci

By Ahmed Saber

 Horus between Shade and Light by Joseph Virgone

Let me go by Serena Chiari

Life stories by Marzia Lazzaro

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