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Taza, the Medina of shimmering words and pale stones

Taza, the Medina of shimmering words and pale stones

10/06/2021 by Nassima Chahboun The city of Taza lies at the saddle between the Atlas and the Rif mountains, in the north of Morocco. The medina (from the Arabic word madinah, meaning “city”) is the historic part that dates back to the pre-Islamic era and represents an urban and architectural palimpsest illustrating the succession of...

10 juin 202120 juin 2021
Embroidery as an intangible heritage. A Palestinian story

Embroidery as an intangible heritage. A Palestinian story

19/05/2021 by Shyrine Ziadeh “When I embroider, I feel close to my homeland.” Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, a Palestinian embroiderer Palestinians have a rich and fascinating history in folk arts. Silk thread and embroidery, together with an expanding repertoire of symbols, are known to have made their way from China to the Holy Land along the Silk...

19 mai 202121 mai 2021
Hard Shelled, Hard Future? The Turtle Sanctuary at Ras al-Jinz

Hard Shelled, Hard Future? The Turtle Sanctuary at Ras al-Jinz

20/04/21 by Jonathan Bentham Nature strives for equilibrium. Every so often, it will go about this with a touch of irony. The Middle East is so often depicted in terms of its crises. Just north of the Arabian Peninsula, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a civil war rages on in Syria. Another war seethes at the...

20 avril 202122 avril 2021
Heritage under threat in Libya

Heritage under threat in Libya

24/03/2020 by Reem Furjani, local Observer Since many whom I have tried speaking to in December and January 2020 about protecting the heritage of Tripoli from war have ignored the threat, it is ironic to see surprise about the rocket that fell in the Medina this 20th March 2020. Not much damage but is an...

24 mars 202010 avril 2020
Heritage under threat in Yemen

Heritage under threat in Yemen

Le 05/03/2020 by Ayoub Amer, local observer What are the key challenges? Due to the accelerating events in our country, the armed conflict that is renewed from time to time, those interested and active in the field of protecting the tangible and intangible cultural heritage face many great challenges, most notably : – The absence...

4 mars 202020 avril 2020
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