Borg El Borollos, a tiny fishing village with a big history, is fast becoming known globally for its distinctive artistic endeavors. Situated near the Mediterranean Sea half-way between Damietta in the East and Alexandria in the West, the village rests on a small peninsula tucked between the sea and Lake Borollos. For centuries a small community of fishermen and their families have made it their home. The village has now grown to 100,000 inhabitants. Once hailed as “the Bride of North Delta,” it is located in the governorate of Kafr El Sheikh.
The New Hermopolis is a cultural village, which is the vision and creation of the social alchemist Dr. Mervat Nasser. Coined by Nasser, social alchemy refers to transmutation of society through the Unity of Being as a fundamental principle that leads one to the desire of helping humanity to evolve into greater perfection.
The New Hermopolis aims to capitalize on the unique spiritual and cultural heritage of this ancient city towards the economic, spiritual and cultural revival of a largely neglected and impoverished fragile fragment of Egypt.
Alchemy, which originally comes from the Arabic word “Al Kimiya” (300 BC) literally means “the transmutation” was adopted by the Arabs from the Alexandrians and thence spread to Europe via Spain in 711 AD. Nasser was drawn to this spiritual location, once the ancient city of Hermopolis, located near Tuna El Gebel, Mallawi, El Minia.