Al-Ahram (الأهرام)

Digital Archive of the Egyptian Newspaper

Al-Ahram Header The archive contains all available issues of the important and influential newspaper from Egypt from 1875 – 2018.

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Modes of access

Our Specialized Information Services has arranged a test period for our circle of users until the end of January 2021. In case of positive feedback, we would consider a permanent license.

About the Archive


Al-Ahram (الأهرام, “The Pyramids”) has been published since 1875, making it one of the longest appearing newspapers in the Middle East. It has long been regarded as Egypt’s most influential newspaper. With a circulation of over 1 million copies Al-Ahram is one of the most important newspapers in the Arab world.

Before 1960 the newspaper was an independent publication and was known for its objectivity and independence. After nationalisation by President Nasser in 1960, Al-Ahram became the de facto voice of the Egyptian government. Today the newspaper is administered by the Supreme Press Council.

Text recognition

The full text of the archive was obtained by digital character recognition (OCR). Arabic is a difficult language in this process. The editions from 1980 onwards were available as printed sources and therefore have a higher recognition rate. Earlier editions are based on microfilms and may therefore be less accurate.


Attention: Unfortunately the provider made bad experiences in several countries with mass or automated downloads during the test phase. Therefore the PDF download has been deactivated. If the database is licensed, this restriction will not exist.

Modes of Access

Access is available to members of the institutions of our circle of users from mid-September 2020 until the end of January 2021. Authentication is based on the IP numbers of the respective network.

A VPN or other remote connection is required when working in the home office. If you are not allowed to enter your facility due to the current situation and access via remote connection is not possible – log in as a single user! We offer you a quick and uncomplicated login.