Friday, February 25, 2011

Copts in P'yŏngyang

Robert Koehler reports that "the Egyptians have completed at least the external work on Pyongyang’s [infamous] Ryugyong Hotel" and even more interestingly that "the Egyptian Orascom Group, which has done the work on the hotel," "is run by the Coptic Sawiris family, whose name is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman name 'Severus'" — Odds & Ends: Feb 24.

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