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Saehlib Bookstore
Amongst the largest bookstores in Lebanon and the Arab world. Rare and ancient books are also available: around 3000 titles.

 

The Art, Artists, History and Culture of The Middle East

A List of the Best Websites   See also: Islamic Art

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Tunisia
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Libya
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Abzu
Abzu is a guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.

Arabesque.com
A Search Engine of Arab and Middle Eastern Resources

The Arts Kitchen
An arts webzine/online newsletter providing art news in The Middle East.

Art of the Mid East
Collectors, galleries, exhibitions, artists, museums, articles, events and news.

ArtRole
ArtRole is a UK-based contemporary arts organisation developing international cultural exchanges with the Middle East.

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Bidoun
A journal of art and culture from The Middle East.

Etana
ETANA is a multi-institutional collaborative project initiated in August 2000 as an electronic publishing project designed to enhance the study of the history and culture of the ancient Near East.

Farhat Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
A collection of paintings, photographs and conceptual art representing the expressions of contemprary Arab artists.

Encyclopedia of the Orient.  Lexicorient
Travel and historical information. From North Africa, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania to Western sahara and Yemen.

History of Art

The Art of the Ancient Near East
A list of website links by Chris Witcombe.

ALGERIA

See: Algeria

ARABIC ART/SAUDI ARABIA

Arab.net. Countries covered:
Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab emirates, Yemen.

Arabic TV

Art Arabia Magazine

Arabic Art. 4Arabs
An Arabic arts and literature search engine and directory,

Saudi Arabia. US Embassy.

BAHRAIN

The Bahrain Arts Society

Art Galleries in Bahrain.

Bahrain National Museum of Art

Ministry of Culture and Information, Bahrain.

Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa paintings cover a diverse range of artistic genres. Wikipedia

ISRAEL

Israel

JORDON

See: Jordan

KURDISTAN

Kurdistan TV Satellite Channel

KUWAIT

Kuwait general internet portal. My Kuwait

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LEBANON

See: Lebanon

LIBYA

Libyana: Culture of Libya
Dedicated to Libyan Culture. Libyana is a collective, volunteer effort to display samples of of Libyan  history, literature, art and music.

Libya
General information on Libya from  Arab.net.

Libyanet
News, views, interviews, books, articles, writers, musicians and artists. Includes poems, photography, paintings, cartoons and magazines.

Libya Online
The arts, music and literature of Libya.

Libya
General information on Libya from Arab.net.

Libyana
A site dedicated to Libyan art and culture. Libyana is a collective, volunteer effort of a group of Libyan women and men who love their culture and heritage. Samples of Libyan history, literature, art, music, and folklore.

MOROCCO (MAROC), MARRAKESH, AGADIR

See: Morocco

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NEAR EASTERN ART, NORTH AFRICAN ART

Assyria. The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary

The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project (State Archives of Assyria)
A collection of all published and unpublished Neo-Assyrian texts in an electronic database.

Costume. Ancient Near East Costumes.

Journal of Assyrian Studies

Middle East and Jewish Studies. Ancient and Medieval Middle East.
Columbia University

Nineveh, Assyria. Nineyeh Online. News, history.

Phoenicia, Phoenicians.
A compilation of studies about the ancient Canaanite people of the Middle East, the Phoenicians.

OMAN

Culture of Oman. History, music, national dress.

Lonely Planet guide to Oman.

Museums in Oman.

Oman Arabic Daily

PALESTINE

Arabia. com. Arabic news

Artists

Institute for Palestine Studies

Samia Halaby
Gallery of paintings by the artist and other Palestinian artists. Includes biography and essays.

Shammout
On-line gallery of work by Ismail Shammout and Tamam Al-Akhal.

Cultural infomation on Palestine. From Al Marisqh.

International Center of Bethlehem
A youth program, art gallery, auditorium, the Cave gift shop, artistic workshops and music workshops.
Arabia. com. Arabic news.

Art in Palestine

Cultural infomation on Palestine. From Al Marisqh.

Institute for Palestine Studies

Palestine songs on audio file.

Institute for Palestine Studies

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
Information on the Center's activities. Includes Palestinian art, poetry, and details of Palestinian artists.

Palestine Popular Art Centre
A focus and forum for local dance groups, musicians and artists,

Yabous
A non-profit organization for the production of performing arts, reviving the cultural life in Palestine.

Baha' Boukhari Cartoons
Palestinian cartoonist working for the Palestinian newspaper Al Ayyam.

QATAR

Qatar National Museum

Museums in Qatar.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is an institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity. The museum is home to a permanent collection of Middle Eastern art .

Qatar, Wikipedia entry.

National Council for Culture Arts & Heritage

The Peninsula On-line: Qatar's English daily newspaper.

SYRIAN ARABIC REPUBLIC

Architecture of Syria,
an appreciation by By Sakar Datoo.

The Great Mosque
Ummayad Mosque of Damascus - Al Mashriq.

Ministry of Tourism, Syria.

Museums in Syria.

Syrian culture, history, places, Damascus, museums.
From the Syrian Tourist Board.

SyriaGate
A general information resource for Syria.

Syrian internet links,
from Arab.net.

TUNISIAN (TUNIS) ART AND CULTURE

Bardo Museum (Le Musee National du Bardo)

The Country and People and of Tunisia
A directory: education, history, Tunisian art and culture, media, travel, internet portals.

Encyclopedia of the Orient, Tunsia.

Tunisia.com
Tunisia tourist and cultural information: travel, accomodation, business, culture and community.

Tunisia National Radio Online

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

See: United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Muuseum

The Art Dubai Art Fair

Dubai travel & Culture Services
A tour operator site about UAE.

YEMEN

The British-Yemeni Society
Articles and news.

The history, culture and architecture of Yemen.
Yemen Gateway

The Queen of Sheba website.

UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Yemen

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