Trial: al-Ahram archive
Students and staff of Leiden University have access to the complete digital archive of the Egyptian newspaper الأهرام al-Ahrām until 10 April 2020. The archive runs from the time when the newspaper was founded in 1875 until 2014 and is supplemented every year. The aim of the trial is to find out whether the resource is useful for education and research in Leiden.
al-Ahrām is the most famous newspaper of Egypt and among the most important newspaper in the Middle East. For that reason, the archive can also be used for research about Middle Eastern history in general. The newspaper is fully searchable thanks to automatic text recognition.