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Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Culture Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will select the Arab World's Reader of the Year at the closing ceremony of the Iqraa Enrichment Forum on…

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Hartwig Fischer Appointed Founding Director of Museum Specialized in World Cultures in Riyadh

The Saudi Museums Commission announced on Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Hartwig Fischer as the founding director of a museum focused on world cultures, set…

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Culture Several experts, including a scientific team from King Saud University, as well as the citizens of AlUla, participated in the preparation of the study. (SPA)

RCU Reaches 1st Comprehensive Description of Human Settlement Sites During Neolithic Age in NW Saudi Arabia

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announced that a team of archaeologists has reached the first comprehensive description of human settlements in the…

Culture Employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs check the recovered antiquities put on display at the ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 July 2024. EPA/AHMED JALIL

Iraq Exhibits Ancient Artifacts Returned by US and other Countries

Iraq on Monday exhibited several ancient artifacts that it said had been returned by the United States and other countries, long after they were looted and…

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Culture Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracts visitors to Jeddah Season 2024. SPA

Cairo Nights: New Cultural Hub for Jeddah Season 2024

The Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracted visitors to Jeddah Season 2024, offering a unique experience that blended heritage, entertainment, and…

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Culture The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.

Saudi Arabia to Launch Compass Program to Boost Knowledge, Cultural Content in Red Sea Fields

The Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center, affiliated with the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), is set to launch the …

Culture The event drew a large crowd of Polish citizens, diplomats, and media representatives. (SPA)

Saudi Embassy in Poland Organizes International Year of Camelids Celebration

The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Poland hosted in Warsaw on Sunday an activity to commemorate the International Year of Camelids. A special tent was erected…

Culture The Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi. Reuters

Louvre Abu Dhabi Reveals Jury Panel, Shortlisted Artists for Art Here 2024 and Richard Mille Art Prize

Louvre Abu Dhabi and Swiss watchmaking brand Richard Mille have announced the jury and shortlisted artists for the fourth edition of the much-anticipated…

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Culture KSGAAL Launches Four New Publications on State of Arabic Language in World

KSGAAL Launches Four New Publications on State of Arabic Language in World

The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language (KSGAAL) released on Thursday four new publications as part of the "Arabic in the World" series, which aims…

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Saudi Culture Ministry Receives Nominations for National Cultural Awards Initiative

The Saudi Ministry of Culture announced the opening of nominations for the general public to submit their choices and nominations for creative names that have…

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Culture The Saudi Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission organized a seminar titled "The Role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Teaching Arabic in Korea" at the Seoul International Book Fair 2024. (SPA)

Literature Commission Highlights Saudi Arabia’s Role in Teaching Arabic in South Korea

The Saudi Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission organized a seminar titled "The Role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Teaching Arabic in Korea"…

Culture Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation, ICESCO to Promote Arabic Language in Chad

Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation, ICESCO to Promote Arabic Language in Chad

The Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation and the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), through the latter's Regional…

Culture Iraqi authorities have requested that UNESCO halt all reconstruction operations at al-Nouri mosque and evacuate the entire complex until the devices are disarmed -The AP 

UNESCO Finds ISIS Group-era Bombs in Mosul Historic Mosque Walls

The UN cultural agency has discovered five bombs hidden within the walls of the historic al-Nouri Mosque in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, a remnant of…

Culture Part of the seminar on the role of Saudi women in culture and arts - SPA

Saudi Embassy in London Hosts Seminar on Role of Saudi Women in Culture, Arts

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in London hosted a seminar on the role of Saudi women in culture and arts. The seminar was attended by a large number of Saudis…

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Culture Al-Ahsa stands out for the unique creative assets it possesses and its cultural heritage and deep history in the field of handicrafts and folk arts. SPA

Al-Ahsa Becomes Deputy Head at UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Crafts, Folk Arts

Represented by Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shabith, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa won the position of deputy head of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in crafts and folk arts, a…

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Culture The museum features about 80 independent and interconnected works, creating a world without borders. (SPA)

teamLab Borderless Museum in Historic Jeddah Combines Arts, Technology, Nature

The teamLab Borderless Museum in Jeddah is located in Historic Jeddah as a collaboration between the Saudi Ministry of Culture and the teamLab international…

Culture Amphoras and grain mills are seen in a museum dedicated to the ancient Kyrenia merchant ship that sank off the coast of Cyprus, at Kyrenia Castle in Cyprus, February 9, 2024. Adam Dunham/Handout via Reuters

Study Firms up Date of Famous Ancient Shipwreck off Cyprus 

When scientists in the 1960s excavated the wreck of an ancient Greek merchant ship off the northern coast of Cyprus, what they found was an amazing time…

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Culture Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Commission announced the discovery and documentation of a bilingual inscription in the village of Alqan in the Tabuk region. (SPA)

Saudi Heritage Commission Discovers Bilingual Inscription in Alqan Village in Tabuk 

Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Commission announced the discovery and documentation of a bilingual inscription in the village of Alqan in the Tabuk region, reported…

Culture Visitors look at the temple of the Parthenon from inside the new Acropolis museum in Athens June 21, 2009. (Reuters)

Greece Opens Ancient Life Artifacts’ Exhibition at Acropolis Museum

Greece on Wednesday opened to the public an exhibition of more than 1,100 artifacts, from statues and table games to children's toys, found in an ancient…

Culture Culture Ministry Takes Part in International Year of Camelids 2024 Exhibition in Geneva

Culture Ministry Takes Part in International Year of Camelids 2024 Exhibition in Geneva

The Ministry of Culture is participating in the Saudi Exhibition for the International Year of Camelids 2024, held in cooperation between Saudi Arabia and…

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Culture Saudi Ambassador to Britain Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan at the Society of Authors’ seminar on Arab-British relations

‘Anecdotes of an Arab Anglophile’ at the UK’s Society of Authors

The Society of Authors hosted a seminar on Arab-British relations in London during the launch of “Anecdotes of an Arab Anglophile,” a book by Faisal Abbas,…

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Culture Ancient tombs dating back 4,500 years discovered in the northwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula. (SPA)

Archaeological Discovery: Innovative Tomb Patterns Found in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is actively exploring its rich archaeological heritage, uncovering treasures that are prompting a reevaluation of the region’s history. These…

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Culture This underwater photo taken on April 5, 2024, shows bleached and dead coral around Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, located 270 kilometers (167 miles) north of the city of Cairns. (AFP)

'Urgent' for Australia to Protect Great Barrier Reef, Says UNESCO 

Australia must take "urgent" action to protect the Great Barrier Reef, including setting more ambitious climate targets, the UN's cultural organization has…

Culture Stonehenge in southwest England -- carved and constructed at a time when there were no metal tools -- symbolizes Britain's semi-mythical pre-historic period, and has spawned countless legends. William EDWARDS / AFP

UNESCO Wants to Add Stonehenge to List of Endangered Heritage Sites

The UN's cultural organization said Monday it recommended adding Stonehenge, the renowned prehistoric site in England, to its world heritage in danger list, in…

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Culture This handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on June 24, 2024 shows the top fragment of a sarcophagus discovered at the site of a discovery of 33 ancient tombs in Egypt's southern city of Aswan. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities / AFP)

Egypt Tomb Find May Shed Light on Ancient Diseases, Says Ministry

A new discovery of 33 ancient tombs in Egypt's southern city of Aswan could reveal "new information on diseases" prevalent at the time, the tourism and…

Culture The first cultural asset of the newly announced Qiddiya City, the center is poised to receive over 800,000 visitors each year. SPA

Saudi Arabia: Qiddiya City Unveils Groundbreaking Performing Arts Center

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) has announced an innovative Performing Arts Center to enrich Saudi Arabia's cultural landscape and enhance the array of…

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Culture Visitors take photos of the "Cloud Gate" sculpture, also known as the "bean," at Millennium Park, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago's Iconic 'Bean' Sculpture Reopens to Tourists

One of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions known as “The Bean” reopened to the public Sunday after nearly a year of renovations and construction…

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World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

In Saudi Arabia, camels receive devoted attention and care from the government, the Saudi Press Agency reported. With a deep connection to the history and life…

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Culture An artifact that was displayed at foreign auctions. (Dr. Abdul Rahim Rayhan)

Egypt Parliament Acts to Confront Online Sale of Antiquities

The Egyptian parliament has taken new measures to confront the online sale of antiquities through social networking sites, based on a request submitted by a…