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Art & Culture

Louvre Abu Dhabi hosts Saudi artifacts from early human civilizations

Renowned Saudi exhibition, “Routes of Arabia,” has opened at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum this month, highlighting the cultural heritage of the Kingdom over the years.
 
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said during a press conference how “the more civilized a nation is, the more it pays attention to its heritage.”
 
 

Oldest Figurative Art Discovered In Indonesia Cave

Archeologists discovered a series of 40,000-year-old cave paintings, oldest known figurative art, in the Indonesian island of Borneo.
 
The paintings were found in the Lubang Jeriji Saleh cave hidden behind the cluster of secluded karst mountains located in the East Kalimantan province at Sangkulirang-Mangkalihat Peninsula.
 
The region -- located precisely in Borneo -- was the eastern part of the Eurasian Continent in the ice age on an area of 13,000 square kilometers (5,000 square miles).
 

Abu Dhabi Louvre hosts Saudi ‘Routes of Arabia’ expo

One of the most renowned Saudi exhibitions internationally will open on Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum.
 
The exhibition “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia” will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. It will continue until Feb. 16, 2019.
 
 

Moscow hosts '500 years of Russian-Turkish relations in archival documents' exhibition

Moscow's Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) hosted the solemn opening of the exhibition of documents of 16th-20th centuries from Turkey's State Archives titled '500 years of Russian-Turkish relations in archival documents.' The event was timed to the 200th anniversary of Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Oriental Studies.
 
 

Turkish food festival begins in Pakistan's capital

A weeklong Turkish food festival began on Thursday evening in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.
 
The food festival, organized by a local 5-star hotel in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, was inaugurated by Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul.
 
"I would like to thank our chefs and musicians who came all the way from Turkey to promote Turkish culture among our Pakistani brothers," Yurdakul told the inaugural ceremony.
 
 

Saudi-UAE team prepares for ‘Roads of Arabia’ exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi

A joint team from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum are carrying the final preparations for the opening of the “Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”
 
 

Over 70 nations, communities to join global Quran contest

As many as 70 countries and communities from around the globe are participating in the third edition of the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Holy Quran Competition, which is set to run on November 4-16.
 
 

“World’s largest book sale” comes to Middle East at giant hangar in Dubai

A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world’s largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock.
 
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2009, has since regularly toured Asian cities including Jakarta, Manila, Cebu, Colombo, Bangkok and Taipei. Organizers hope to attract as many as 300,000 visitors during 11 days in Dubai.
 
 

Saudi Arabia sets Guinness record with largest water park in the world

Saudi Arabia continued to collect certificates from the Guinness World Records, this time by setting up the world's largest rubber water park during a Beach event at Sunset Beach Resort in Alkhobar with the support of the General Authority for Entertainment.
 
 

Organization of Islamic Cooperation to organize seminar on Islamophobia

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will organize the 5th international seminar on Islamophobia in Istanbul.
 
The event will be held on Oct. 17-18 in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Justice, and will discuss the roots and causes of Islamophobia against Muslims.
 
Separately on Sunday, the OIC condemned the attack on a political rally in Takhar province of Afghanistan.
 
 
 

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