Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-08-12 18:25
Lady Tauna AElswith of Ostgardr has compiled a set of resources from her time in the SCA. There are redacted recipes, information on Byzantine clothing, Ottoman clothing, links and a few portfolio pictures.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-10 09:12
Several countries in the Middle East have recently requested copies of 15th century Ottoman maps to help determine modern border disputes.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 22:59
Experts are wondering if a newly-discovered mosaic depicting Bellerophon, mounted on Pegasus stabbing a chimera with a lance is might have been an inspiration for St. George and the dragon.
Submitted by Damiana McDade on Mon, 2005-07-11 09:46
Take this journey with Their Excellencies and the Barony of Twin Moons on this crusade to the Middle East. Experience the sights, sounds, food, story, song and games on the way. Bring your drums and zills and join the merriment of the drumming and dancing. Merchants will be on hand for those who love to wander the markets. Visit http://baronyoftwinmoons.org/ or http://middle-east-feast.tripod.com for more information.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-07-07 09:34
Dale Gavlak of the Associated Press reports on gladiator games which are being held in the Roman ruins of Jerash, Jordan. The games will feature chariot racing and gladiatorial combat that are sure crowd pleasers.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-06-29 11:27
"Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade" is now on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington, DC.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-06-20 10:49
"Pearls of the Parrot of India" is on display at The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, through September 11.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-13 14:13
Humor is ageless, or so believes John Emerson in his weblog 700 Year Old Jokes, a collection of humorous stories from a 13th century Persian Bishop.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-05-24 16:18
Once upon a time, almost all belly dancers were Middle Eastern, but now the art form is catching on in Europe, and some European-born dancers are bringing the dance full-circle by performing in the Middle East.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 11:14
In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 14:02
The commercial web site Esoteric Creations has posted an article on the history of linen and the importance of its use in the clothing of the people of Egypt and Middle Ages Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 09:32
Andy Oakland, a props master for the History Channel, is looking for some Bronze Age props in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-04-27 10:13
"Kingdom of Heaven," a documentary about the upcoming film depicting the 12th century Crusade, will debut on A&E May 4, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-04-08 11:06
Yehoshua ben Hayyam, Seneschal of the Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh in Israel, reports that the recent Beit Aryeh Purim Sudah event was a great success.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-04-04 15:39
"Palace & Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum" is on display through September 4 at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-03-27 09:25
On March 19, three new exhibits on Japanese and Near Eastern artwork opened at the Sackler & Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-08 18:10
Sections of an 800-year-old archaeological site in the city of Acre have been scheduled to open to the public in June of 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-27 07:36
A 14th century swimming pool has been unearthed under the Mameluke Palace in Cairo, Egypt.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-10 12:40
Researchers at the University of Fribourg believe that a rich cache of letters, written in Greek, prove that residents of 5th century Gaza lived a vibrantly intellectual life.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-05 11:58
Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600-1600 may be the world's greatest display of Turkish art and culture. The exhibit opened January 22, 2005 at London't Royal Academy of Arts.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-01-29 10:53
Archaeologists from Denmark are investigating links Vikings and Irans on the shores the Caspian Sea in Iran.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-19 11:51
The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland will present "The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance," a day-long workshop, on February 4, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-15 14:55
Please join us for a day and night full of dancing as the Shire of Inner Sea presents: Northshield Dance Seminar XIX, March 19, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-02 09:40
An Israeli collector has been charged with forgery in the case of the "James Ossary," the burial box of the brother of Jesus.
Submitted by nicolaa on Tue, 2004-12-21 11:50
"Put your feet shoulder-width apart, stick your chin up, and bring your arms out sideways — it makes you look big, strong, and proud so you are ready for action."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 07:13
Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Eleutherna on Crete are finding evidence of continuous occupation from the 9th B.C.E. until the 14th century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-16 12:39
Two new books on the Crusades have hit the shelves. New Yorker writer Joan Acocella does the review.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-15 16:03
DNA tests have shown the remains of a 2,000-year-old warrior in an Iranian tomb are those of a woman.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-12-15 11:29
According to forensic research conducted for a BBC2 documentary, "The Real Face of Santa," Saint Nicholas was short, olive-skinned and had a broken nose.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-13 18:00
Iranian archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old backgammon set, thought to be the world's oldest, making the country the "cradle of board games."