Middle Eastern

Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia

11th century medical book to be returned to Iraq

Scotland Yard was on the job in London when they recovered a stash of rare antiquities stolen from Iraq in 1995.

Islamic art from the V&A on display at the National Gallery in DC

"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.

Pacific Northwest Warsha & Hafla

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! http://www.althaeib.com

Medieval Arabic Map to be Displayed at the Bodleian

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.

It's Rosewater Season in Iran

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.

Border Folks May Claim African Roots

Archaeologists working on Hadrian's wall have found evidence that 500 Moors may have manned the wall in the 3rd century.

The Dumbek Revealed!

T'cos J'os reveals the "True History of the Dumbek" in a very tongue-in-cheek essay.

Studying the Kingdom of Jerusalem

This week Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the history and social customs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Law and Order in Medieval Cyprus

Cyprus Weekly: An article by reporter Barbara Lyssarides looks at the fascinating -- and often dangerous -- history of medieval Cyprus.

Middle Eastern Dancing on the Web

Aoife, with the help of Mistress Katja Davida Orlova, shares an annotated list of Middle Eastern Dance sources available online.

Medieval Arab World Links

This week Aoife (Lis) shares links for all manner of information about the Medieval Arab World.