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Art & Culture

150 Iranian-Islamic Works to Be Auctioned at Christie’s London

Dozens of Iranian manuscripts and historical object are going to be put up for auction in an exhibition in London later this month.
 
In this exhibition, which is called Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, nearly 150 Iranian works are going to be auctioned at an initial price of $1,000 to more than $230,000.
 
 

Digest of Chechen history published on anniversary of Grozny

A digest dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the founding of Grozny was presented in the Chechen capital yesterday.
 
"Every year, the importance of statistics as an indicator of everything that is happening in the society increases. Now everyone can get access to the unique statistical information about the city of Grozny," Ramzan Digaev, head of the territorial agency of the Federal State Statistics Service for the Chechen Republic said.
 
 

Turkey growing the love of coffee with its festival

Coffee lovers converged on the Turkish capital Friday for a good cup of brew.

 

3-day exhibit promotes Islamic values, culture

An exhibition organised to commemorate the 'Year of Zayed.' is helping students and parents in Abu Dhabi to know about the Islamic culture and values, science of the holy Quran and negative effects of drugs in the society.
 
 

First UAE meeting for restoration of Al Nuri Mosque

The UAE’s restoration of Mosul’s historic Al Nuri Great Mosque and Al Hadba minaret took an important step forward on Thursday when officials held the first high-level reconstruction meeting in Abu Dhabi.
 
Noura Al Kaabi, the Minister of Culture, attended the first meeting of a joint committee that will drive the project to rebuild the Iraqi city’s world-famous holy places, which were destroyed by ISIS.
 
 

Seljuk mosques display Turkish-Islamic design elements

Mosques in central Turkey with unusual wooden features were built by the Seljuks for the first time in history and have been a significant representation of Turkish-Islamic architecture for centuries.
 
When the Seljuks arrived in Anatolia in the 13th century, they constructed mosques with wooden columns and roofs like those of Uzbekistan's Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) official website.
 
 

Turkey's UNESCO heritage sites inadequate: Official​

Turkey is considered the cradle of civilization but has fewer UNESCO World Heritage sites than other nations.
 
In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Professor Ocal Oguz, president of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, said Turkey has 18 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
 
 

Turkish first lady opens cultural center in Kyrgyzstan

Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan inaugurated a cultural center on Sunday, dedicated to late Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov.
 
Speaking at the opening event in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, Erdogan said that the venue which was renovated and restored by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), is seen as an education center that will strengthen Kyrgyzstan-Turkey friendship.
 
The cultural center is part of the Kyrgyz National Library.
 
 

Saudi Ithra makes it to World’s Greatest Places' list

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, (Also known as Ithra) was selected for Time magazine’s premier World’s Greatest Places 2018, a compendium of “100 destinations to experience right now.”
 
Featured in the August 24 issue, the list highlights 100 sites spanning six continents and 48 countries, selected across a range of categories and evaluated for quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence.
 
 

‘Istanbul to become global publishing center’

The 4th Annual Arabic Book Fair is set to be organized in Istanbul by Media Publishing Union on Sept. 1-9.

 
 

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