culture in the East

Kazakh Golden Film Fund destroyed by looters

Kazakh Golden Film Fund destroyed by looters

In Kazakhstan, as a result of the riots, the Golden Fund of Cinema was destroyed. "As a result of the riots, the Golden Fund of Kazakh cinema was destroyed. It burned down as a result of the fires", the Atameken Business TV …

Whirling dervishes festival starts in Turkey's Konya

Whirling dervishes festival starts in Turkey's Konya

Authorities in central Turkey have completed preparations to mark the 748th anniversary of the passing of Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi – known in the West only as "Rumi" – a 13th-century mystic, poet and philosopher …

Greek god statue heads discovered in Turkey

Greek god statue heads discovered in Turkey

At the bottom of a creek bed in the ancient city of Aizanoi, Turkey, archaeologists turned heads with the discovery of two ancient deities. The statuary heads of both Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of wine, were …

1,800-year-old rock tombs found in Turkish ancient city

1,800-year-old rock tombs found in Turkish ancient city

A total of 400 rock-cut tombs that are approximately 1,800 years old and decorated with various motifs were found in the ancient city of Blaundus, located in the Ulubey district of the western Anatolian city of Uşak. Excavations …

Turkey: Five Roman heritage sites you should know about

Turkey: Five Roman heritage sites you should know about

The region encompassing modern Turkey was ruled by the Romans for around 14 centuries, serving not only as a gateway into the Near East but also as the empire's administrative base after the reign of Emperor Constantine. As Middle East Eye …

Iranian artist wins Asia Arts Game Changer Award

Iranian artist wins Asia Arts Game Changer Award

Iranian renowned artist Parviz Tanavoli whose art has influenced the world was among those who received Asia Arts Game Changer Awards 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony of the prize will be held on line on May 5, …

Iran's short film wins Oxford Film Festival award

Iran's short film wins Oxford Film Festival award

The Iranian short film "Breaktime," directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad won the award for the best short fiction film in its first screening in the United States in the 18th Oxford International Film Festival's competitive …

Kazakhstan to immortalize memory of Roza Baglanova

Kazakhstan to immortalize memory of Roza Baglanova

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered to hold events to perpetuate the memory of singer Rosa Baglanova. The relevant information appeared on the president’s Twitter account. "On January 1, 2022, the legendary …

Azerbaijan avenue and Karabakh quarter opened in Turkey

Azerbaijan avenue and Karabakh quarter opened in Turkey

'Azerbaijan' avenue was opened in Turkey on December 8, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Center for International Studies Samir Adigozalli said. Adigozalli, who attended the opening ceremony, stressed that the avenue is located in …

UAE and Israeli film bodies plan regional film festival

UAE and Israeli film bodies plan regional film festival

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film and Television School have signed a cooperation agreement for training and production, a joint statement said on Monday. The agreement includes …

Chinese art at the Oriental Museum

Chinese art at the Oriental Museum

Today, within the framework of the IV Festival of Chinese painting gunbi, the exhibition "Summer Day in the Mountain Pavilion" has opened at the State Museum of the East. The exhibition features about 100 objects of art: 90 …