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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … 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