Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-13 12:57
In honor of the 10,000th birthday of the city of Jericho, officials gave visitors a rare glimpse of a 1,200-year-old carpet mosaic measuring nearly 900 square meters (9,700 square feet) which once graced the floor of the main bath house of an Islamic palace. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-10 10:43
Thanks to several major gifts, the Israel Antiquities Authority plans to digitize the entire Dead Sea Scrolls collection and "make the images freely available and accessible to anyone anywhere in the world on the internet."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-30 16:29
Archaeologists from the Alamut Castle Research Center in Iran believe they might have discovered the 13th century observatory of polymath Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi, who accepted the position of scientific advisor to the Mongols in 1256.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-28 18:40
Are you looking for something fun and different to do to spice up your winter season? Looking forward to the drums of the upcoming War? Well, look no further.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-19 16:38
"The discovery of Arabic coins at the coast of the Baltic sea proves that there was global trade more than 1,200 years ago," said Greifswald historian Fred Ruchhoeft about the discovery of 82 Arabic coins in a northern German field.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-11 07:05
Medievalists.net reports that Adam Gacek has published a paper describing a thirteenth century recipe for Arabic papermaking. The recipe states that the paper was made from the bark of fig trees, rather than hemp or flax.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-09-28 17:05
82 silver coins dating from the 7th to 9th centuries have been found in Germany near the Baltic Sea. The coins originate from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and northern Africa and indicate strong trade between Europe and the Middle East at that time.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-09-22 08:02
Dave Kelley of Studio Seventy 3 has created two albums of photos shot recently at the Kingdom of Atenveldt's Middle East Feast.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-09-06 13:15
Amidst the fighting south of Kabul, Afghanistan, comes a bright spot: the discovery of a Buddhist-era temple dating back to the 5th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-08-25 14:35
Please Join the Canton of Nimenefeld for the III annual Midnight at the Oasis. This one travels down the Silk Road which was one of the world's oldest and most historically important trade routes and its influences on the culture of China, Central Asia and the West.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-19 17:43
Mysterious are the gentle tugs on the strings of all possessing a wanderer's heart encouraging them to take a journey and enjoy the generous hospitality within the borders of the luminous pearl of Atenveldt, Twin Moons.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-08-09 16:39
A rare Crusader-era fresco depicting a New Testament scene has gone on display to the public at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The fresco was discovered during restoration work to preserve archaeological sites affected by floding.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-08-07 17:40
While in power, Saddam Hussein drained the vast marshes of southern Iraq, destroying the ancient way of life of the people there and removing the habitat of many wild species. Now, the land and its culture have partially recovered, thanks to the efforts of both local people and Iraqi conservationists.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-05 11:54
When a would-be robber tried to steal the purse of Yuma, Arizona belly dance instructor Zarmineh Moody, he got a big surprise: her 25-inch Turkish scimitar trumped his knife.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-07-15 16:18
This is the first event of the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Stormhold, held in the Ottoman style, for the honour of our esteemed Patroness, Baroness Ute von Tangermunde. All travelers on the road are welcome, as there is much entertainment and hospitality!
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-07-15 08:31
Working with the earliest musical notation known, Syrian musicologist Ziad Ajjan has composed three pieces from the Ugarit cuneiform tablet known as the "Hymn of Supplication."
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-07-14 20:19
The city of Acre in Israel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the region, will receive support to its conservation efforts from a new partnership with the City of Rome and its mayor.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-06-17 20:20
Lady Miriam bat Shimeon reports that she has created a discussion group those interested in topics pertaining to Middle Eastern dance and arts and sciences in the SCA. The list is hosted by Google.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-06-12 18:10
Now through August 8, 2010, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts will host Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, an exhibit that "focuses on some of the most important Sufi ideas and practices that found expression through the arts of the Islamic world."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2010-06-12 15:27
An Iranian scholar has discovered 205 previously unknown quatrains of the 12th century Sufi poet Sanai Ghaznavi.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-05-27 07:38
The Textile Research Centre of Leiden, NL will present the exhibit Embroidery from the Arab World through August 22, 2010. The exhibit is the first in the Netherlands to showcase Arabic embroidery.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-05-26 11:31
The Kentucky Horse Park is presenting "A Gift from the Desert: The Art, History and Culture of the Arabian Horse" which will run from May 29 to Oct. 15, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-05-05 16:22
Come join us in Shire Brantestone's last event--All Things Middle Eastern!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-28 20:10
A team of scholars at Germany’s Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences is about to complete the first phase of the Corpus Coranicum, a 20 year project to create "a central repository of imagery, information, and analysis about the Muslim holy book."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 07:45
1200 years ago, Arab ships sailed the Indian Ocean. Now, centuries later, the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a 9th century ship, built in Oman as a gift to Singapore, sails again. Her 10-day journey is chonicled in photos by the BBC.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 11:58
Historians have long debated the motives and actions of the medieval crusaders who took the Holy Land by force in the 11th century. New York Times reviewer Eric Ormsby has a review.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-04-17 22:39
In the village of Maaloula, Syria, the ancient language Aramaic is still spoken but endangered.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-04-16 11:16
At Tell Zeidan in Syria, a few hours' drive from Aleppo, archaeologists believe they will find rich discoveries about the culture that flourished there before the first cities appeared further south.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-14 15:42
The Shire of Loch an Fhraoich invites you to join us for Not So Grand I.V. - Dis-Orderly Conduct. Join us as we have fun with period & not so period medical themes. The event will be held at the Bowling Green KOA, Bowling Green, KY April 23-25, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-14 10:49
The "Dead Cities" of northern Syria, actually suburbs of Antioch, were deserted in the 7th-10th centuries after continual natural disasters and warfare. Now the remains of over 100 small towns are giving insight into life in the Byzantine Empire.