Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-28 11:28
On May 28, 1291, during the Siege of Acre, the temple of the Knights Templar was destroyed. With it went the crusading Knights' last foothold in the Holy Land.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-27 10:26
On May 27, 1218, the first ships of the Fifth Crusade reached Egypt.
Submitted by Khalidah bint Yahyaa on Thu, 2006-05-18 13:00
Summer brings the call to Glory!
Following in the footsteps of those who first brought goods to Rome, our caravan will find Adventure along the Silk Road. Merchants will gather from far and wide, and Guards will heed the call to protect their goods against the Brigands who await them. Experience the wonders of the Middle East, brave the dangers of the Taklimakan Desert, and join friends Old and New for food and fellowship in Chang’An, the Imperial City.
Up-to-date information is located at: http//www.glorywar.org/Location:
LCCC Campground Buford, WY
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-17 15:25
In the past months, we have seen war rage in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. We celebrated great victories and mourned our losses. Rumors have now reached the ears of His Majesty Michael and His Highness Ragnarr that war will rage yet again between the Kingdoms of the East and the Middle. As we gear up to again take up arms in support of our Sovereigns, we look to find solace while we can. We look to the Wastelands, an oasis in the heart of our fair lands, a meeting place for the fierce enemies and loyal friends alike to gather in peace for a day of tournament, feasting, and fun. Location:
Canton of Hindscroft (Booneville, North Carolina)
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 11:46
On May 15, 756, Abd ar-Rahman was proclaimed Emir of Cordoba, beginning the three-century Umayyad dynasty of Moorish Spain.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-26 20:42
Cambridge University has received a grant of nearly half a million pounds to conserve and digitize its Genizah Collection of medieval Arabic and Jewish documents.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-18 22:08
A cache of gold and silver jewelry dating to 638-1099CE has been discovered in Ramle, Israel.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-16 18:16
Archaeologists have discovered the first provable remains of Knights Templar buried beneath a crusader castle in Israel.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-15 11:42
Mark your calendars - May 5-7 Formosa, AR...Aphar Faire XIV...theme is Tales from Apar!
Middle Eastern Miscellany!
Fighting, archery, rapier, food, A & S competition, classes, food,
children's classes, food,
coffee house fundraiser, food, Merchants, fun (you thought I was
going to say food didn't
you :-)...dancing, hafla, and a chance to visit with old friends and
make new ones!
Remember it is MAY 5-7, 2006 (yes, May!)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-11 10:43
A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-09 16:16
Back by popular request…the Cynaguan Culinary Guild invites you to join in an enchanted evening in Arab Spain. We have carefully chosen a menu of Middle Eastern delights, which will entice even the most critical palate which includes four courses beginning with appetizers and ending with a superb assortment of desserts and refreshing Moroccan Tea.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-02-25 11:09
Two scholars discuss a historic flashpoint and its relevance today. Antonia Ryan conducted an e-mail exchange with two scholars of the Crusades -- one who writes about Christian perspectives and one who studies the Muslim experience of these medieval wars.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-16 20:04
On February 25, 2006 the Barony of Dun Carraig is hosting "A Day in the Middle East", a very special indoor event that will include all kinds of fun for everyone. There will be food, dancing, drumming, classes, food...oh, and did I mention, food?
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 18:14
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago is calling for papers to be presented at the 21st Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference to be held May 12-13, 2006.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-12-27 11:58
On the border between Syria and Iraq, archaeological excavation has uncovered the remains of a settlement from the fifth millenium BCE.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-24 11:51
Judith of Troll Fen reports that the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress has released Islamic Manuscripts from Mali as part of its Global Gateway collection. The collection is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-16 14:20
The Barony of Unser Hafen presents Winter Oasis.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 18:44
Squabbling over repairs to the basilica commemorating the birthplace of Jesus may endanger the Church of the Nativity, according to Telegraph reporter Tim Butcher. He writes that the three Christian communities in charge of maintaining the church cannot agree on restoration methods.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-24 17:07
Archaeologist and former nun Eugenia Nitowski believes that she has positive proof that the Shroud of Turin is genuine.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-11-18 16:29
The sparkling, new library in Alexandria, Egypt has an enormous reputation to live up to. The original, built by Alexander's general Ptolemy I Soter, became known as the greatest library in the world.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 09:30
An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-11-11 15:11
The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Tue, 2005-11-08 16:06
The ruins of the oldest Christian church in the Middle East, and probably the whole world, were discovered in the Megiddo prison area.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 11:03
On November 6-7, 2005, the History Channel will present The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross, a "clear-eyed look at the first three crusades, the battle between the Crescent and the Cross, which still shapes the Middle East and relations between the two great religions in our present day world."
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-11-01 18:42
"Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey" is on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, through January 22.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-14 19:45
Vinaya Saksena of the East Bay News in Swansea, Rhode Island discusses life and belly dancing with Mensa and SCA member Debra Moniz.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-30 08:03
Rick Lyman of the New York Times looks at the ancient city of Istanbul in a travelogue that recognizes the many cultures that make up the city.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-09-27 09:27
The New York Academy of Medicine hosts a four-part lecture series, beginning September 27, on the subject of medicine in ancient and medieval times.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 22:57
Israeli authorities have abandoned plans to remove a 6th century Byzantine mosaic from the Gaza Strip.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-08-15 16:15
Engineers from the University of Liverpool in England have created a reproduction of an ancient Iraqi harp, the Lyre if Ur.