Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-11 09:43
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 15:16
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 10:09
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 19:04
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 17:14
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 10:58
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 10:51
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 13:20
The Barony of Unser Hafen presents Winter Oasis.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 17:44
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 16:07
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 15:29
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 08:30
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 14:11
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 15:06
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 10:03
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 17:42
"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 18:45
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 07:03
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 08:27
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 21:57
Israeli authorities have abandoned plans to remove a 6th century Byzantine mosaic from the Gaza Strip.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-08-15 15:15
Engineers from the University of Liverpool in England have created a reproduction of an ancient Iraqi harp, the Lyre if Ur.
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.