Culture

Sabrata traditional equestrian festival kicks off

  • 27 August 2016 - 10:46
Sabrata traditional equestrian festival kicks off

On Friday, the National Peace Festival for Traditional Equestrianism (Horseback Riding) kicked off at the Libyan Knight School in Sabratha with the participants coming from western mountain districts, Tripoli, central region, and other districts along with poets from different Libyan...

Sabratha holds fine arts exhibition to advocate peace

  • 21 August 2016 - 10:39
Sabratha holds fine arts exhibition to advocate peace

For the third consecutive day, the Sabratha Fine Arts Exhibition continues to showcase different artworks under the name "With culture and arts, countries get built and so do minds", supervised by the Sabratha civil society and culture bureau and with attendees from Sabratha, Sabha, and...

Ancient Egyptian tool found in a wardrobe in England

  • 20 August 2016 - 16:18
Ancient Egyptian tool found in a wardrobe in England

The 4,500-year-old wooden maul, or mallet, used by Egyptian craftsmen, had been stored in the wardrobe in Derbyshire to protect it from sunlight. It was originally discovered during World War Two in a cave near Cairo by a relative of the owner. Auctioneer Charles Hanson said "the tool would...

What is the story behind the Olympic rings?

  • 16 August 2016 - 19:39
What is the story behind the Olympic rings?

In 1894, Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin—a French aristocrat and intellectual who had previously attempted to incorporate more physical education in schools—convened a congress in Paris with the goal of reviving the ancient Olympic Games (an idea Coubertin first introduced at a USFSA...

Zliten kicks off “Children of Peace” festival

  • 30 July 2016 - 14:44
Zliten kicks off “Children of Peace” festival

The Zliten Municipality in Libya opened Friday the curtains of day one of the "Children of Peace" festival, in cooperation with the Libyan General Association of Cinema, Theater and Arts. The opening day was attended by the Head of the General Association of Cinema,Theater and Arts, Mohammed...

Libya Quran Memorization Contest Kicked off in Zuwara

  • 18 July 2016 - 10:40
Libya Quran Memorization Contest Kicked off in Zuwara

The Libyan local Quran Memorization Contest kicked off Sunday in Zuwara in its 25th edition by the Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Association. The contest will take place in Farhat Halab Hall with 33 participants from all Libyan cities. Libya is well known for holding annual Quran Memorization...

Al-Noor Quran Memorization Contest kicks off

  • 22 June 2016 - 15:46
Al-Noor Quran Memorization Contest kicks off

ON Wednesday the Tripoli Awqaf Office announced that Al-Naoor Quran Memorization Contest was launched in cooperation with Qimam Al-Andalus Organization. The contest was launched in Al-Noor mosque and is divided into four parts, in each part 20 contesters compete for memorizing the whole...

Libyan theater actress Suad Al-Haddad died

  • 14 June 2016 - 14:45
Libyan theater actress Suad Al-Haddad died

The Libyan dramatist Suad Al-Haddad died Monday after long battle against disease and she was buried in Alhadba cemetery in Tripoli. Suad started her theater work in Syria and then continued in different countries like Egypt and her home Libya in so many plays and theater...

China bans Muslim civil servants, students and children from fasting during Ramadan

  • 7 June 2016 - 16:19
China bans Muslim civil servants, students and children from fasting during Ramadan

Chinese officials have restricted civil servants, students and children in a mainly Muslim region from fasting during Ramadan, government websites said as the holy month began on Monday. The country’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist and for years has banned government employees...

Ramadan starts in Libya and the Islamic world

  • 5 June 2016 - 17:32
Ramadan starts in Libya and the Islamic world

The holy month of Ramadan to start Monday in most of the Islamic countries around the world, including Libya. However all these countries must wait until the sunset of Sunday in order to see, whether by the naked eye or by telescopes, the Ramadan Crescent that marks the beginning of the...

Tutankhamun’s dagger proved to be of meteoric origin

  • 2 June 2016 - 17:47
Tutankhamun’s dagger proved to be of meteoric origin

The iron in the blade of one of the knives found with the mummy of Tutankhamun comes from one of the many meteorites that fell on the Egyptian desert and are still easy to find today. The life of Tutankhamun continues to surprise and fascinate Egyptologists. The report will be published over...

Doha Film Institute-funded films awarded at Cannes

  • 23 May 2016 - 17:42
Doha Film Institute-funded films awarded at Cannes

Three movies co-financed by the Doha Film Institute have been awarded honors at the 69th Cannes Film Festival this week. The Salesman won Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini) and Best Screenplay; Divines won Camera d’or (a first for Arab cinema); and Mimosas won the Grand Prize at Critics’...

Tripoli Archeology Department launched Little Archeological Museum

  • 21 May 2016 - 10:57
Tripoli Archeology Department launched Little Archeological Museum

The Archeology Department in Tripoli launched Thursday the Little Archeological Museum in Tripoli's Red Castle. The museum aims to make children familiar with Libya's cultural and traditional heritage and make them acquainted with the country's history so that they learn to maintain...

Al-Kouni: Libya’s cultural and archeological fortunes must be protected

  • 18 May 2016 - 20:23
Al-Kouni: Libya’s cultural and archeological fortunes must be protected

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed GNA, Mousa Al-Kouni, said Tuesday that all Libyan must be unified to protect their cultural heritage in Libya. Al-Kouni added, in his speech at the Libyan Museum celebrating International Museums Day, that the division in Libya led...

Tripoli inaugurates Traditions, Arts and Culture Center

  • 15 May 2016 - 17:25
Tripoli inaugurates Traditions, Arts and Culture Center

The Mayor of Tripoli Municipality, Abdul Raouf Bayt Almal, inaugurated Saturday the Traditions, Arts and Culture Center in Mizran Street in downtown Tripoli, in the presence of the municipal members, Culture Ministry members and other civil society figures. “Some of the center’s corners...

UNESCO confirms arriving at plans to protect Libya’s cultural heritage

  • 14 May 2016 - 11:23
UNESCO confirms arriving at plans to protect Libya’s cultural heritage

The UNESCO confirmed Friday that it is cooperating with all partners to endorse a plan to help provide protection to the Libyan cultural legacy. After a three-day meeting ended on Friday, UNESCO announced reaching common ground regarding preserving Libya's cultural identity, by protecting...

“Jasmine” a short film portraying Syrian children’s hopes at times of war, awarded in Morocco

  • 11 May 2016 - 14:09
“Jasmine” a short film portraying Syrian children’s hopes at times of war, awarded in Morocco

The short documentary film “Jasmine” won “a special tribute” from the administration of the International Festival of Sousse which concluded its 9th session on Monday in Ait Melloul city in Morocco. The film, which was directed by the director al-Muhannad Kalthoum, was among 30 Arab...

Cultural Touristic Festival to kick off Thursday in Tarhouna

  • 10 May 2016 - 14:13
Cultural Touristic Festival to kick off Thursday in Tarhouna

The Municipality of Tarhouna has announced that it is going to host the first Cultural Touristic Festival in the city on Thursday-Friday this week with many Libyan cities and private companies taking part. Head of the Festival's preparation committee, Jamilah AL-Hamrouni, said that the aim...

Quran memorization contest in Tripoli finishes

  • 9 May 2016 - 18:16
Quran memorization contest in Tripoli finishes

The Quran memorization contest that is held in Baqi mosque in Tripoli and organised by Endowment (Awkaf) and Islamic Affairs Authority, Tripoli branch, has come to an end Monday. The contest is for both females and males and they are contested for their memorization of the full holy Quran...

Abu Saleem Municipality celebrates Arab Week for Traffic

  • 8 May 2016 - 18:39
Abu Saleem Municipality celebrates Arab Week for Traffic

The Municipality of Abu Saleem in Tripoli has celebrated today the Arab Week for Traffic in the presence of the Mayor and a number of traffic personnel. The event took place Sunday and displayed many activities for the traffic police in the Municipality in the middle of the roads, which they...