Culture

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...

Comic Con International gallery to take place in Tripoli International Fair

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:12
Comic Con International gallery to take place in Tripoli International Fair

Preparations are underway for the first ever Comic Con International gallery that will feature Manga comics and digital arts in Libya. The gallery will take place in Tripoli International Fair between September 22 and 24 and it will be supervised by Ariti Organisation for Culture and...

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...

Libyan sites listed on UNESCO World Heritage in danger menu

  • 18 July 2016 - 10:48
Libyan sites listed on UNESCO World Heritage in danger menu

The UN's cultural agency on Thursday added Libya's five World Heritage sites to its danger list, saying armed militias posed a grave danger to the archaeological treasures. The sites named by UNESCO include the Old City of Ghadames, often referred to as "the pearl of the desert" and the...