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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).

Turkish architect receives award from Prince of Wales

A Turkish architect has received award from Prince of Wales for her Turkish cultural center project in London.


Exhibition celebrating mosques from around the world opens in Dubai

A new photo exhibition celebrating some of the world’s most beautiful mosques has opened at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai.
Mosques of the World, which features 32 photographs by people from 15 countries, focuses on the architecture and spiritual beauty of these buildings. It has opened to coincide with the Hajj season and will run until the end of October.

Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara

Source : Reuters / 04 Jun 2014

Vandals have destroyed prehistoric rock art in lawless southern Libya, endangering a sprawling tableau of paintings and carvings classified by UNESCO as of "outstanding universal value".


Dallas Museum Hosts Rare Islamic Collection

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 07 Feb 2014

Celebrating the rich heritage of the Islamic culture, Dallas Museum of Art will host one of the largest and most important private holdings of Islamic art for the next 15 years.

“We are deeply grateful to the collection’s trustees for entrusting us with this unparalleled collection, which will enhance the Dallas Museum of Art’s (DMA) growing strengths in the area of Islamic art,” DMA director Maxwell Anderson said in a prepared statement cited by Dallas News on Monday, February 3.


Shanghai hosting Iranian cultural, artworks exhibition

Source : Presstv / 21 Dec 2013

An exhibition of Iranian cultural works has kicked off in China to introduce various aspects of ancient Persian culture and the nation’s civilization.

The cultural exhibition began its activity during a ceremony held at Shanghai’s Changning Library on December 19, 2013.


Ahmad Shahawi: A master of Tunisian mosaics

Source : / 20 Dec 2013

Ahmad Shahawi is one of the few artists who has devoted his life to mosaics. He has been involved in mosaic production for 35 years. What makes his pieces distinguishable is his personal passion and ambition to find the appropriate stones for mosaics.


Cairo art exhibition displays the ‘Ugly Feelings’ of Egypt’s revolution

Source : Al Arabiya / 13 Nov 2013

A recent exhibition held at Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery art space aims to shed light on the different emotions displayed by Egyptian people during times of political instability, reported Ahram Online.

The organizers of the show, entitled “Ugly Feelings,” seek to respond to what they call the “state of helplessness” among Egyptians, stimulated by the political turmoil which followed the 2011 uprising, according to the website.


Art exhibition showcases 1908 hajj trip from Egypt

Source : Saudi Gazzete / 3 Oct 2013
Not long ago, the adventure of riding ships from Egypt was a normal way to reach the other side of the Red Sea coast to perform Haj. Dar Al-Hekma College recently organized an exhibition showcasing pictures of the hajj trip from Egypt in 1908.
A total of 53 pictures were on display with captions to portray the different stages that pilgrims had to go through during their trip.


Iranian artist to mount exhibition in Paris

Source : Presstv / 12 June 2013

Eminent Iranian miniaturist and illuminator Mostafa Aqamiri is planning to mount an art show of his latest creations in the French capital, Paris.

A collection of Aqamiri’s works with the Qur’anic and religious themes is slated to be showcased at the exhibit that will be held in upcoming months.


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