Cultures of the Middle Eastern lands, such as the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Israel, and Arabia
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-26 18:47
Writing for The Guardian, Jim Al-Khalili sheds light on the contributions of Arab scientists in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by margaretc on Mon, 2008-02-18 18:12
The University of St Andrews in Scotland is opening a new interdisciplinary center for Medieval Studies that is one of the largest such centers.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-15 08:41
Fit TV has a new fitness program featuring bellydance as a way to trim and tone. The program is hosted by Kim Pechet, "a belly dance instructor and fitness professional."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-12 15:19
Steve Muhlberger of Muhlberger's Early History shares information on Frankish Women Warriors as they appeared in Middle Eastern sources.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-02 14:38
Greetings! Please join me in Dragonsspine on Saturday, February 23rd to rid yourself of the winter doldrums. Bask in the warmth of good friends, stuff your mouth and belly with delicious food, share your best "No ****, there I was . . . " Estrella War stories, and dance and drum to your hearts content.
Shake the MidWinter Blues: Middle Eastern Potluck and Dance Party
There is no site fee but please bring food to share for the potluck feast
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2008-02-01 16:28
An 11th century Egyptian rock crystal jug, one of only six known examples of its kind, may sell for as high as US$10 million at auction.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-30 17:34
The Internet is alive recently with reports that a secret cache of Islamic texts disputing the origins of the Koran has resurfaced after 60 years of suppression.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-29 16:18
The Barony of Thescorre is pleased to announce The College of Three Ravens to be held on February 23, 2008, at the Western Presbyterian Church, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY (phone: 315-597-9171). The hall opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM. The site is very dry, non-smoking & all flames must be enclosed. The site is not handicapped accessible.
The College theme for this year is: "Everything Middle Eastern and Asian". We would like to see classes that have a ME or Asian bent to them.View class list here.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-28 11:57
The Barony of Brendoken presents Qaina: a Middle-Eastern dance and music event March 29, 2008.
Tadmoor Shrine Center
Time: 11 am - 11 pm.
$15 in advance for SCA members
$18 in advance for non-SCA members
$17 at the door for SCA members
$20 at the door for non-SCA members
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-05 08:42
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas) will host Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600-1900 and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur´an through February 3, 2008.
Submitted by damien on Fri, 2008-01-04 22:09
Errant Knight offers stunning hand-made authentic artefact replicas including court belts, sword and armour belts and jewelry. All items are thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 09:47
Based on a single fingerprint preserved in one of his paintings, scientists have speculated on the ethnicity of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci and believe he may have had Arabic heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-23 14:38
A new cookbook, Medieval Cuisine Of The Islamic World: A Concise History With 174 Recipes by: Zaouali, Lilia; Translated by M.B. DeBevoise, has been published by the University Of California Press.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 16:10
Come dance the night away with the Shire of Loch Cairn as it hosts Saltare! There will be classes all day and dancing all night! Other activities include a Midde Eastern Hafla, various contests, Hors D'heuvres during the evening and more!
Henry Horton State Park
Accomadations are available at Park Inn located at Henry Horton State Park. There are 72 rooms including 4 suites with kitchenettes. Each unit has 2 double beds. All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with TV's and phones. For reservations call 1-866-836-6757, ask for the SCA, reservation code 1840, we have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate but the rooms will be released on December 1, 2007 so reserve NOW!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-26 18:41
The History Channel has created a website with interactive links covering the history of all the major holidays on the calendar.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2007-11-05 17:00
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 09:04
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 10:10
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 09:52
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 16:20
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 13:18
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 15:34
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 11:48
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 20:12
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 15:25
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 14:25
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 07:02
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 16:01
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 15:29
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 07:10
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)