Culture

Second National Gathering for Creativity kicked off in Tripoli

  • 25 December 2016 - 21:12
Second National Gathering for Creativity kicked off in Tripoli

On Saturday, the Second National Gathering for Creativity was kicked off at the Royal Palace of Tripoli under the logo of (Culture Gathers Us). The gathering saw the participation of a number of art pundits, literature professors and writers as well as artists. The Second National...

Aphrodite sculpture from Libya found in Geneva along other artifacts

  • 3 December 2016 - 13:16
Aphrodite sculpture from Libya found in Geneva along other artifacts

Nine artifacts were confiscated in Switzerland by the Geneva Investigations Bureau, including three sculptures from Libya, Syria and Yemen. One of the stolen artifacts is allegedly a sculpture for Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of love and beauty - looted from Libya while the others were some...

Sorman Cultural and Traditional Festival convenes

  • 20 November 2016 - 11:28
Sorman Cultural and Traditional Festival convenes

The Sorman Cultural and Traditional Festival convened in the city of Sorman on Saturday with the participation of more than 2000 knights along with their horses. The participants of the festival came from western region cities and provinces as well as from the mountain districts, according...

Archaeologists unearthed Bronze Age settlement remains in Iraq

  • 8 November 2016 - 11:39
Archaeologists unearthed Bronze Age settlement remains in Iraq

Sci-News - An international team of archaeologists has uncovered the remains of a large Bronze Age settlement not far from the town of Dohuk in northern Iraq. The settlement was established in about 3000 BC, and was able to flourish for more than 1,200 years, according to the team, led by Prof....

Egyptian National Commission for Museums: Libyan cultural legacy in danger

  • 27 October 2016 - 10:40
Egyptian National Commission for Museums: Libyan cultural legacy in danger

Egyptian National Commission for Museums warned of the selling of Libya’s cultural legacy and antiquities in the world market. In a statement on Wednesday, the Egyptian National Commission for Museums said Libyan archeological sites and museums have been in danger since 2012. It alluded...

Libyans and Iraqis are the most generous in the world, study suggests

  • 25 October 2016 - 18:37
Libyans and Iraqis are the most generous in the world, study suggests

A war-torn state and a country ruled by an oppressive military junta for decades are home to the world's most generous people, research suggests. People in Iraq are the kindest to strangers, while Myanmar's residents give the most away, according to the CAF World Giving Index 2016. In the...

Muslims mark Ashura day on Tuesday, October 11th

  • 10 October 2016 - 19:46
Muslims mark Ashura day on Tuesday, October 11th

On Tuesday, Libyans and all Muslims across the world will be celebrating Ashura, which is a prominent day for all Muslims but one which is also at the heart of the split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. Ashura means “10” and occurs on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic...

International Translation Day celebrated worldwide on Friday

  • 1 October 2016 - 12:00
International Translation Day celebrated worldwide on Friday

The International Translation Day was observed on Friday around the globe, including Libya. The aim of day is to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community. In 1991 FIT (International Federation of Translators) launched the idea of an officially recognised International...

Obama inaugurates first African-American historical museum in the US

  • 24 September 2016 - 19:10
Obama inaugurates first African-American historical museum in the US

The first black president of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American history in Washington DC. Barack Obama said the $540m (£415m) museum represented a "common journey towards freedom". The building, designed by British architect David...

15-year-old Saudi girl proposes hijab-wearing emoji

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:27
15-year-old Saudi girl proposes hijab-wearing emoji

A Saudi teenager living in Germany has proposed designing a headscarf emoji. Rayouf Alhumedhi, 15, has sent a proposal to The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit corporation that reviews and develops new emojis. The idea gained the backing of the co-founder of online discussion forum...