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What's Happening In Egypt, Nearly A Decade After The Arab Spring16:25
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Opponents of Egypt's Islamist ousted president Mohammed Morsi wave national flags as they celebrate in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)
Opponents of Egypt's Islamist ousted president Mohammed Morsi wave national flags as they celebrate in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)

Archaeologists in Egypt are celebrating the discovery of a military castle that dates to the 7th Century B.C. It's the kind of artifact that can advance knowledge of the country's legendary history ... and maybe even teach us something about its current society.

Connections between ancient and modern Egypt are just some of what journalist Peter Hessler excavates in a new book, called, "The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution."

Hessler is a long-time foreign correspondent for the New Yorker, who has spent much of his career reporting from China. But he moved to Egypt in 2011 — just in time to witness the Arab Spring firsthand.

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Peter Hessler, staff writer at the New Yorker, author of "The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution."

This segment aired on May 14, 2019.

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