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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor
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Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is gearing up for a grand showcase at the upcoming 66th Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) 2024. Held under the Korean Publishers Association, the fair takes place from June 26 to 30 at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.
Spearheaded by the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission, Saudi Arabia's participation will feature a dedicated pavilion brimming with cultural treasures.
The collaboration between the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission and Ithra has yielded a significant outcome – a Korean translation of the Mu'allaqat (The Hanging Odes), a collection of seven renowned pre-Islamic Arabic poems. This translation will be unveiled during the fair, marking a milestone in cultural exchange. The KSGAAL project in Korea will also be launched at SIBF, SPA reported.
Beyond books, the Saudi presence will extend to a captivating Saudi dinner night. This event will tantalize attendees' taste buds with a diverse culinary journey, featuring delicacies from various regions of the Kingdom. Guests can also expect a captivating display of traditional Saudi performing arts.

Joining the commission at SIBF are prominent Saudi entities like the Heritage Commission, the Fashion Commission, the Film Commission, the Culinary Arts Commission, the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), the King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language (KSGAAL), the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), the King Abdulaziz Public Library, the King Fahd National Library, the Saudi Publishing Association, and the Ministry of Investment.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Dubai Culture, Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations

The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM
The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM
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Dubai Culture, Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations

The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM
The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology aimed at enhancing cooperation and exchanging expertise and best practices in areas related to archaeological excavations in Dubai, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The agreement also facilitates the use of advanced technologies in the Saruq Al Hadid and Al Ashoosh sites to further bolster studies and research on the findings of both sites, WAM said.

The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology and advanced geophysical survey techniques developed by Khalifa University scientists and researchers to uncover any buried structures, tombs, or remains at the Saruq al-Hadid and Al Ashoosh archaeological sites.

Advanced processing techniques for discoveries will be applied, enabling researchers to create three-dimensional models of features and place them within their archaeological and environmental contexts, WAM said.