“He who drinks from the Nile will return to Egypt,” says the wisdom that the Egyptians repeatedly repeat. An indication of the world’s connection to the land of Egypt and its civilization, but Evelyn Buret was the living embodiment of the truth of this saying, but she did not leave Egypt in the first place to return to it; Since she set foot on the land of Fayoum – 45 years ago – she decided not to leave her, and she remained in the village of Tunis until she passed away and her soul ascended to its creator on the first day of this June.
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She is a Swiss woman who married the Egyptian poet Sayed Hegab, who was known for his strong Egyp tianness in the lyrics of his songs and his collections. She came to Egypt on her first visit with her father, the Swiss priest. Among the tourist attractions she visited was the city of Fayoum, which was fascinated by the greenery and landscapes of the old city.
Evelyn was expected to return to Switzerland after the end of her tourist vacation, but she continued and married a veil, and bought a plot of land in the village of Tunis, then built a house on it, to become a beacon for the villagers who were taught by the foreign lady, unless they knew.
Evelyn lived in the village as her people live. She did not disdain the “jazz bulb”, nor did she complain about the water that came from the “pumpkin”, and after 10 years of her life in the village of Tunis; She organized the first exhibition of her ceramic products, which was her favorite hobby, and the exhibition was the reason why the village of Tunis in Fayoum found a site on the map of interest from Egyptian officials, so its people knew what it means to have a water tap and an electric bulb in every house. 2
Mud is the darling of the children of “Tunisia” and their only joy, in light of the lack of possibilities, is only muddy land and mud with which they have fun and form different forms to have fun with. This was the starting point from which the Evelyn School, which the people of the village of Tunis described as “the woman behind everything,” began to teach them how to make clay and pottery. A tourist destination for artists and creatives from all over the world every year, because of Evelyn, the conditions of Tunisia and its people have changed, and the village has become a global competition for the levels of tourist attractions, environmental preservation, and community development.
Despite Evelyn’s divorce from her husband, Sayed Hegab, she continued to live in Tunisia in Fayoum, until she obtained Egyptian citizenship after the “January Revolution”, and the Minister of Interior Magdi Abdel Ghaffar completed her naturalization procedures himself.
Evelyn has become one of the famous figures in Fayoum. News agencies and international newspapers come to her to conduct interviews with her, and offer them the village artists as an alternative, saying that conducting press interviews is a hard effort, and a long time, it is better to spend it at work, and for the world to know the true owners of art.
The people of the village of “Tunis” mourned the Swiss woman who became more Egyptian than them, and who recommended that she be buried in Egypt. The people of the village decided to bury her among their burials in the “Second Arya”; Where the “Woman Behind Everything” march ends.