BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia To Inaugurate Diriyah Gate: A New Cultural, Lifestyle Tourism Destination

RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA  - The restoration and re-imagining of Diriyah, a sweeping 18th century adobe city that once served as the capital and stronghold of the first Saudi state, will be officially inaugurated on November 19. This cornerstone-laying event comes as the Kingdom continues its pioneering plans to welcome visitors from near and far, and underlines … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia To Inaugurate Diriyah Gate: A New Cultural, Lifestyle Tourism Destination

ARTS & CULTURE | Egypt Unveils Biggest Ancient Coffin Find In Over A Century

LUXOR/EGYPT – Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century. A team of Egyptian archaeologist discovered a “distinctive group of 30 colored wooden coffins for men, women and chilrent” in … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Egypt Unveils Biggest Ancient Coffin Find In Over A Century

EMIRATES | Exhibition OF 20TH Century Modern Masterpieces Opens At Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE – Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, opened Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first international exhibition of its new season “Changing Societies, Rendezvous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co. (1990-1939)”. It will open … Continue reading EMIRATES | Exhibition OF 20TH Century Modern Masterpieces Opens At Louvre Abu Dhabi

Entertainment & Arts | Descendent of Arab Musical Legend Brings Nostalgia to Lebanese Festival

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s traditional summer festivals harked back to the Arab world’s musical past this year, highlighted by a performance by the great-granddaughter of the legendary 1930s diva Asmahan in a mountain palace. Asmahan captivated audience at a moment when European colonialism had replaced the Ottoman Empire, and cultural icons reached the masses via … Continue reading Entertainment & Arts | Descendent of Arab Musical Legend Brings Nostalgia to Lebanese Festival

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | Minister of Culture Meets British Treasury Secretary

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, who is also Governor of the Royal Commission for the Province of Al-Ula, met with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philippe Hammond. During the meeting, they discuss files of common interest between Saudi Arabia and Britain in the cultural fields and the … Continue reading Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | Minister of Culture Meets British Treasury Secretary

ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq. It was a metropolis in ancient Mesopotamia that became one of the most important sited in … Continue reading ARTS | Ancient Iraqi City Of Babylon Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

ART & CULTURE | Acropolis Museum Opens Ancient Athens Neighborhood Site Below Its Base

Athens, Greece – Greece’s Acropolis Museum opened an excavation  site underneath its modern building on Friday, allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighborhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times. The museum, which site at the foot of the Acropolis hill in Athens, houses masterpiece sculptures of … Continue reading ART & CULTURE | Acropolis Museum Opens Ancient Athens Neighborhood Site Below Its Base