In ancient Egypt, scarab beetles were revered and considered sacred. They were a symbol of hope and the restoration of life. Their images could be found on amulets, funerary objects and seals. The discovery of two new species are important finds.
Mihalis Eleftheriou, former activist in the Occupy Buffer Zone movement in Cyprus who was also involved in the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square, sent a message of both solidarity and warning to activists in Turkey.
The name "Facebook" was given by an Egyptian couple to their newborn daughter in honor of the role the social networking website played in the protests that led to longtime president, Hosni Mubarak, stepping down.