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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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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".
The development of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture Exhibition -
"The exhibition is considered one the most important museums in the Makkah region".
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan mosque -
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan Mosque opened in 2011 and its minaret and overlapping tiles are typical of many mosques found in Morocco
Festival sheds light on culture and traditions of "flower men" -
"The festival is organized to develop heritage and cultural sites and turn them into international tourism destinations".
KSA commits $25mn to UNESCO for preserving heritage -
"The commitment will cover areas including digital technologies, sustainable cultural tourism, the safeguarding of traditional building techniques, the preservation of World Heritage sites and the promotion of creative economies".
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque -
"Sixteen feet in size, the carvings on this jali represent the Tree of Life motif, which is an artistic representation of a tree believed to grow in paradise according to Islamic mythology".