Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2007-11-05 18:00
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.
Submitted by lilli on Thu, 2007-11-01 10:04
A Quran, believed to be the oldest complete copy, circa 1203 C.E., was offered for sale through the Hispanic Society of America and sold to traders in London.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-21 11:10
The Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. will celebrate the 800th anniversary of the birth of Sufi poet Mevlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi with a special presentation on October 27, 2007: Poetry in Song: Rumi's Mystical Journey.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-20 10:52
Their Excellencies, Michel mac Donnchaid and Elayne MacDuncan, of Eldern Hills cordially invite all to join in the revelry and remembrance of the Samhain celebration and Eldern Investiture.
This event will host a number of Celtic games and fun chivalric challenges as
well as the Kingdom Middle Eastern Dance Competition. The Barony of the Eldern Hills is also
anticipating the tourneys which will determine our newest Knife, Axe, and Spear Champion,
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-15 17:20
On October 24, 2007, Sotheby's Auction House will hold an auction of Islamic art, carpets, textiles and more, many items dating to the Middle Ages. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-12 14:18
The poetic and the spiritual alike are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the birth of Sufi poet Rumi who "still inspires with his works evoking ecstasy and the divine." Poet Robert Bly reads from his translation of Rumi's works for NPR's Morning Edition.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-10 16:34
Come witness the investiture of the new Prince and Princess of the Mists! Investiture will be followed by a 16th C. Ottoman feast cooked by Urtatim bint 'abd al-Karim al-hakam al-Fassi. Come enjoy dishes eaten by the Sultans, including a tangy meat ball soup, chicken with fruit, lamb with herbs, Turkish "ravioli", several colors of rice, bulgar wheat with chestnuts, and an array of sweets.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-08 12:48
Rukiyah al-Zarqa has published an album of photos from the recent Red Tower event which took place September 21-23, 2007 in the Barony of the South Downs, Kingdom of Meridies.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-14 21:12
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered 15 tombs dating to the 14th century near a medieval fortress in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. Experts believe the graces may have been from defenders of the rock sanctuary of Perperikon which fell under siege by the Turkish emir Orhan in 1362.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-12 16:25
Hanim Ari Usni has posted photos from the recent Mid East Feast which took place in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-09-11 15:25
Archaeologists excavating the ruins of the city of Rehov, in northern Israel, have found thirty intact beehives and other apicultural artifacts dating to approximately 900 B.C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-08 08:02
Grainne the Red has posted a series of videos from the recent Mideast Feast in the Kingdom of Atenveldt on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-04 17:01
Their Excellencies Carrick and Katherina of Caer Galen invite you to join them as they visit the Sultan of Malwa, Nasir ud Din, in his capital city of Mandu, often called Shadiabad, the City of Joy for a day of exciting events and fabulous food.
The year is 1505 AD, and the city of Mandu is renowned
through out India as a place of learning, beauty and
art. The famed book Ni’matnama “The Sultan’s Book of
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 16:29
The footprint of a hobnailed sandal has caused quite a stir since it was discovered during work at the Roman city of Sussita, east of Lake Kinneret in Israel.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 08:10
A large statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian has been discovered by archaeologists from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in Sagalassos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in south-central Turkey. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-18 13:27
A team of Israeli archaeologists working on a site near the city of Tiberias have discovered an ancient Byzantine church believed to date from the 5th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-17 08:05
An elaborately-decorated mosaic floor dating to the 6th century has been discovered near the Israeli city of Palmahim. The floor is thought to have belonged to the dining area of a Byzantine villa.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-24 16:14
Welcome one and all for ALL the fighting you can stand! Fight those elusive Knights you've heard about but haven't met. Show them how well you handle your sword, and learn well how to take a hit. Armor inspection starts at 8:45 am and ends at 9:45 am sharp. There will be a squire and men-at-arms list, double elimination. LIST STARTS AT 10:15
Afterwards there will be a training session with the Knights and fighters- one on one until you are too tired to do anything but sit down to a good feast and relax. Speaking of feasts...come enjoy a fighters meal! With enough grub to give you a belly full!
Submitted by Antonio on Mon, 2007-07-16 15:31
Nestled at the foot of Syria's coastal mountains, an ancient citadel has been put on the tourist map by restoration and excavation that revealed mysteries of the medieval Assassins sect that was once based there.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2007-07-14 09:06
Lady Jinan has posted videos from the hafla held at the recent "Glory" event in Outlands.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-23 19:54
Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia will present The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection June 22-September 23, 2007.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-06-19 18:15
Re-enactors in Russia are preparing an elaborate re-enactment of the 1453 battle for Constantinople, in which it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-12 13:59
This is a day where the folks from the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism, (http://www.sca.org) and the folks from the local Middle Eastern style dance and music community can come together and share a day of fun in the sun!!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-06-10 18:21
Medievalists.net features an interview with Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University, who currently teaches at the University of Toronto. Davis is the author of nine books and more than 80 articles, "many of which focus on the social and cultural history of 16th century France.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-10 08:07
Members of House Greydragon share images taken at the Bavarian Army Museum in Ingolstadt, Germany in 2003 including an amazing medieval tent and armor.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 14:07
For several decades, Israeli archaeologist Ehud Netzer has been looking for the tomb of King Herod. Now he believes he has found it at Herodium, a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 10:42
What inspired Renaissance artists? According to a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was the Islamic world. Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 showcases works that borrowed from the eastern traditions. Blake Gopnik of the Washington Post has the story.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-05-09 10:50
Scientists believe they have, for the first time, identified an ancient graveyard for gladiators. Analysis of the remains, found in Ephesus (in present-day Turkey), gives new insight into how they lived, fought, and died.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2007-05-04 12:14
"When the prophet Muhammad died in 632, a tempest of political intrigue and deceit blew over Islam, transforming it forever. In this fast-paced and compelling tale, travel writer Rogerson (author of The Prophet Mohammad) conducts us on a fascinating journey back to seventh-century Medina and the various schemes that led to the division of Islam into Shia and Sunni factions."
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-04-25 10:57
Based in India, Raj Tents manufactures elaborately-decorated pergolas, pavilions, tents, and other shelters in sizes up to 34x40 feet (10.3x12.2 meters). They offer rectangular and octagonal shelters of canvas, as well as cloth liners that can be used to dress up modern vinyl tents. The company also offers a selection of furnishings, accessories, and lighting fixtures in an Indian or Middle Eastern style.