History & Culture
- Culture - 3 months
The strands of Arabia: how a people and religion were built on language
"Language, poetry and syntax are inextricably intertwined with Arabian history – modern Arab leaders have tried to master its linguistic forms precisely because they matter so much".
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Europe's largest mosque opens in Chechnya -
"The ‘Pride of Muslims’ mosque can accommodate 30,000 worshippers inside and up to 70,000 in its flower-decorated grounds".
The National Museum in Riyadh -
"Through the 8 halls of the Museum, you can learn about the Arabian Peninsula through historical and architectural designs chronologically, through audio and visual presentations".
Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts -
"The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture".
Saudi Arabia's Souq Okaz festival deemed a 'cultural incubator' -
"Taif has always been a hub for thought, culture and literature".
The Prophet’s Sacred Chamber: A ‘must visit’ destination for pilgrims -
"Since the reign of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has paid a lot of attention to the Sacred Chamber and the Green Dome".
Chinguetti: Home to Thousands of Ancient Texts Preserved in Desert Libraries -
"The medieval village of Chinguetti in Mauritania is an important center of learning thanks to its desert libraries, which are filled with scientific and Qur’anic texts dating to the Middle Ages."
Eidiya, a centuries-old tradition that changed greatly with time -
"Families today spend more than KD 600 on Eidiya".
What is it Like to be in a Class at the Grand Mosque of Makkah in the 19th Century -
"Pupils and scholars would be coming from all over the world to exchange knowledge then share with their communities upon return".
Qasr al-Farid: The Lonely Castle -
"The remote tomb known as Qasr al-Farid is carved right into a giant Saudi Arabian boulder".
Al-Ula: A wonder of Arabia -
"The exhibition is a tribute to the most important archaeological work carried out over the past 20 years".