The International Reporting (and Life) Adventures of Vivian Salama

Watch Egypt Get Veiled

Posted by vmsalama on August 17, 2008

My pal Tom Gara wrote this fascinating post on his blog about the changes that have taken place at Cairo University over the last 100 years.  It is really breathtaking to compare these pics.  



This year is the 100th anniversary of Cairo University, the largest university in the Middle East. The Egyptian bog Hatshepsut has posted some pictures of Cairo Uni English Faculty graduating classes from the last 50 years.   

You’ll have to click on each pic to see it in full size – but the generational changes in the wearing of headscarves is amazing.







One Response to “Watch Egypt Get Veiled”

  1. Hey this is really clever. I counted the number of veiled to the unveiled and here are the results.

    1959: 0%
    1978: 0%
    1995: 32.5%
    2004: 81%

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