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Art & Culture

Taif, the rose capital of Saudi Arabia

By Rima Al-Mukhtar / 12 Jul 2013

Taif is a city that offers a rich culture of history. It is situated on the eastern area of Al-Sarawat Mountains. It is known as the summer capital of Saudi Arabia as people escape the summer heat and flock to this cool, lush city that offers beautiful scenery in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

Israeli actors protest closing Palestinian theater

By AP / 2 July 2013

Puppeteers from the Israeli version of Sesame Street protested Monday against Israel’s closure of a Palestinian children’s puppet festival, arguing that puppet theater poses no threat to Israeli security.

 

Food Tradition in Makkah and Madinah

By Sultan Ibn Abdullah / 27 June 2013

Makkah

Because of the hot dry climate, the indigenous peoples of Makkah had limited varieties of food. That gradually changed when pilgrims coming from different countries around the world, each with their own traditional dishes, introduced a wide variety of cuisines to the people of Makkah.

 

UNESCO World Heritage to review Iran’s two historical spots

Source : Presstv / 20 June 2013

The 37th session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee is to assess Iran’s two suggested files for a possible inscription on the World Heritage list.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is slated to review the files of Iran’s Golestan Palace and Meymand Cave Village along with 32 other submitted sites from around the world.

 

Iranian artist to mount exhibition in Paris

Source : Presstv / 12 June 2013

Eminent Iranian miniaturist and illuminator Mostafa Aqamiri is planning to mount an art show of his latest creations in the French capital, Paris.

A collection of Aqamiri’s works with the Qur’anic and religious themes is slated to be showcased at the exhibit that will be held in upcoming months.

 

The art of origami in Palestine

Source : Al Arabiya / 12 June 2013

Palestinian mother Fadia usually dedicates her time to looking after her children, however, she still finds a moment to practice her new hobby; the ancient Japanese art of Origami.

Origami is an art form established in the 17th century. It is based on folding paper to make three dimensional models.

 

Egypt holds seventh annual festival to promote traditional crafts

Source : Reuters / 5 June 2013

The seventh annual festival of traditional and heritage crafts was inaugurated under the auspices of the Egyptian ministry of culture's sector of fine arts on.

Egyptian heritage crafts were exhibited alongside demonstrations and workshops.

Potter Ahmed Yassin Abdel Khalek showed visitors his skill at the potter's wheel.

 

Libya hosts construction exhibition to boost investment

Source : Reuters / 24 May 2013

Libya is hosting the ninth edition of the annual Building and Construction exhibition ‘Build Libya’ in its capital Tripoli.

The exhibition this year comes as part of the north African country’s efforts to boost local and foreign investments and improve its infrastructure two years after the revolution that toppled former president Muammar Qaddafi’s 42-year rule.

 

'It's Arabic'

Source : Gulf News / 21 May 2013

REAM

Ream is a measure of a quantity of sheets of paper. it comes from the arabic rizma, meaning bale or bundle, and the word arrived with the introduction of paper itself from the arab world in the 1100s and 1200s.

 

International museum of Women art exhibit works to dispel Muslim stereotyping

By Faiza Elmasry / 13 May 2013

The online Muslima exhibition, by the International Museum of Women, highlights the individuality of Muslim women and the rich diversity of their thoughts and contributions. The exhibit’s curator says one of the goals is to dispel negative stereotypes.

 
 

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