Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

Saudi Arabia’s Culture Ministry on Tuesday said it issed 149 additional scholarship, which will provide specialized learning opportunities for Saudi male and female students at prominent international institutions. It is part of the ministry’s cultural scholarship program. Female students dominate the new batch of scholarships at 74 percent. The ministry said so far 50 percent … More Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

MADRID | SPAIN – Spain’s foreign minister Arancha Gonzales Laya said on Monday it was important that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia remains part of humanity’s shared global heritage, after it was reconverted into a mosque from a museum last week. ‘For us it is important that the spirit of this great monument of Hagia Sophia is … More CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – If you’ve ever wondered what messages the Ancient Egyptians were trying to convey with their hieroglyphics, Google’s new tool might just be able to help. In celebration of the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, Google Arts and Culture has released a new AI-powered symbols and characters into … More CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

NEWS | UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking

PARIS | FRANCE – The United Nations’ cultural agency has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. UNESCO urged ‘vigilance’ Wednesday after it received numerous reports of such fraud and instance where its name was being used to certify the monetary … More NEWS | UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking

TRAVEL & HERITAGE | Work Begins On World’s Largest Cultural And Heritage Development In Saudi Arabia

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – While many countries in the world have halted construction work and put projects on hold due to the pandemic, Saudi Arabia continues to move forward with its giga-projects, including the homeland of its forefathers, Diriyah. Construction on the first phase of Diriah Gate has resumed in the past few weeks … More TRAVEL & HERITAGE | Work Begins On World’s Largest Cultural And Heritage Development In Saudi Arabia

Culture In Quarantine | Saudi Cultural Ministry Concludes ‘Reading Marathon’ Initiative

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Ministry of Culture concluded its ‘Reading Marathon’ initiative with a record 606,000 pages read. The six-week event witnessed an unprecedented participation of readers from all segments of society. Launched in late April, the ministry’s initiative comes as part of its ‘Culture in Quarantine’ project, aimed at raising awareness about … More Culture In Quarantine | Saudi Cultural Ministry Concludes ‘Reading Marathon’ Initiative

ART & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Agreements Inked To Set Up Innovative Media City In Riyadh

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah Bin Farhan signed on Tuesday a number of agreements to set up an ambitious Media City project in the Kingdom. The deals cover cultural, media and technical aspects of the city, which will serve as a unique global destination. The … More ART & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Agreements Inked To Set Up Innovative Media City In Riyadh

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Cabinet Launches 11 New Cultural Development Authorities For Kingdom

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA  – – Eleven new Saudi cultural authorities responsible for developing sectors such as fashion, film, music, heritage and arts are to be set up in the Kingdom. Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud on Tuesday thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the Cabinet’s … More ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Cabinet Launches 11 New Cultural Development Authorities For Kingdom

SAUDI ARABIA | King Abdulaziz University to Host 5th University Theater Festival

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – King Abdulaziz University will host the activities of the 5th Gulf University Theater Festival for universities and institutions of the higher education in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, under the patronage of Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, and in collaboration with the GCC Secretariat … More SAUDI ARABIA | King Abdulaziz University to Host 5th University Theater Festival

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