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Artefacts returned to Afghanistan

Officers from the Met’s Art and Antiques Unit attended the British Museum on 6 November to celebrate the return of ancient stolen artefacts back to their home in Afghanistan. In September 2002, two wooden crates entered Heathrow Airport from Peshawar in Pakistan and were intercepted by Customs Officers, who suspected the items – a Buddha sculpture More...

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By Sara El-Zelit On Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Lockarnas fader – Abu Nuwas

Den persiska författaren Abu Nuwas skrev en mängd homoerotisk poesi. Han var mästare i alla dåtidens genrer inom den arabiska poesin: dryckessånger, jaktdiktning, hånvisor, hyllningsdikter, klagodikter och More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, April 1st, 2019

One-Stop Searching of Arabic Dictionaries

In a previous post I listed a number of Arabic dictionaries available online. For anyone interested in searching a broad array of dictionaries, both classical and modern, there is now one source for 51 different More...

By Alma Bydén On Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Nya befolkningssiffror i västsahariska läger

Västsahara är Afrikas sista koloni. Marocko har ockuperat Västsahara sedan 1975 i strid med beslut från FN och Internationella domstolen i Haag. Inget land i världen erkänner Marockos rätt till Västsahara More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Popular Costumes of Turks in 1873

In 1873 the Turkish Imperial Commission for the Universal Exposition in Vienna published a beautifully illustrated, large-sized book entitled Les Costumes Populaires de la Turquie en 1873. It was published in Constantinople More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Mapping the Islamic World

Maps make the world go round, even when the mapmakers still thought the world was round. There is a wealth of literature on Islamic miniatures found in manuscripts stemming back centuries, but there is less knowledge More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Arabic Dictionaries Online

In 1981, while visiting Egypt for a consulting assignment with USAID, I purchased the old Cairo edition of the massive dictionary Tāj al-‘Arūs of Murtaḍā al-Zabīdī (d. 1790). This was in about 10 large More...

By Alma Bydén On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Dödahavsrullarna i nyöversättning

Upptäckten av Dödahavsrullarna mellan 1947 och 1956 brukar kallas för ett av 1900-talets viktigaste arkeologiska fynd. Tvåtusenåriga pergamentrullar och fragment av både kända bibeltexter och dittills okända More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Mapping the Middle East

Since the earth as we know it today is a globe, the directions of east and west are contextual. Yet the maps that direct our way of thinking about global directions still resonate with the idea that there is a More...

By Sara El-Zelit On Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Re:Orient med fokus på Mellanöstern

Re:Orient har existerat i över 20 år och är Nordens största arrangör av kultur- och nöjesevenemang med fokus på Mellanöstern, Nordafrika och Balkan. Under hösten 2017 arrangerar man på Medelhavsmuseet More...