Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia
Submitted by nicolaa on Tue, 2004-12-21 12:50
"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 08:13
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 13:39
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 17:03
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 12:29
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 19:00
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."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 21:04
An intensive summer school seminar co-sponsored by University of Washington, Seattle and Harvard University will offer a number of classes designed to aid scholars in Turkish and Ottoman studies.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 11:14
An exhibition, funded by the European Union, of arts and artifacts from the Crusades has opened at the Municipal Arts Centre of Nicosia in Cyprus.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-12-06 17:13
"Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation" will be on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, through April 24, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-04 08:18
The remains of a 1,000-year-old mosque have been discovered near Baft in southern Iran.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-21 14:20
University of New York at Buffalo geophysicist Gregory S. Baker believes laptops may be more effective tools for archeologists than picks and trowels.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-10-11 18:34
New research shows that Arab scholars cracked the secret of hieroglyphs 800 years before the discovery of the Rosetta stone.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2004-09-28 10:09
Qamar Franji is a SCAdian merchant specializing in books and supplies for those interested in Middle Eastern persona.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-24 16:51
The remains of a 12th century crusader-era man were discovered recently during excavations in the Jaffa, Israel flea market.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-07-21 16:05
The Household Al-thaeib invites the known world to attend this year's Pacific Northwest / Southwest / Far West / Way East (depending on where your border lies) Warsha & Hafla!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-07-19 10:07
Scotland Yard was on the job in London when they recovered a stash of rare antiquities stolen from Iraq in 1995.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-07-17 10:38
"Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum," featuring over one hundred of the V&A's 10th-18th century works, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through February 6, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-07-06 10:37
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-06-19 07:54
The public has its first chance to view a medieval Egyptian map showing England as a "tiny, egg-shaped lump." The map is now on display at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-06-18 21:47
The small town of Qamsar in Iran is the center for the rosewater industry in the Middle East, a center that finds itself in a flurry of activity in early summer.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-17 22:03
Archaeologists working on Hadrian's wall have found evidence that 500 Moors may have manned the wall in the 3rd century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-06-14 16:40
T'cos J'os reveals the "True History of the Dumbek" in a very tongue-in-cheek essay.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-02-25 14:17
This week Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the history and social customs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-11-08 16:40
Cyprus Weekly: An article by reporter Barbara Lyssarides looks at the fascinating -- and often dangerous -- history of medieval Cyprus.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2003-04-07 15:55
Aoife, with the help of Mistress Katja Davida Orlova, shares an annotated list of Middle Eastern Dance sources available online.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2003-01-29 14:49
This week Aoife (Lis) shares links for all manner of information about the Medieval Arab World.