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Middle Eastern Culture:
Ancient & Modern


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Modern-Day Culture

  • Al Mashriq - The Levant - Lebanon & The Middle East. Extensive information about culture in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East.
  • ArabNetwork. Directory of assorted web sites likely to appeal to the worldwide Arab community.
  • Egyptian Castle. Music clips, movie information, live Arabic radio, cartoons, Arabic proverbs, and much more.
  • Egyptian Ministry Of Tourism. Official page for the ministry. In addition to tourist information, it offers information about Egyptian antiquities, recipes, animal kingdom, and more.
  • LebanonArt.Com. Home of the artist Joseph Matar who invites artists to exhibit their works here. LebanonArt presents Lebanon in panoramic views.
  • Lebanon 2000. Free electronic greeting cards, a photo gallery, Asian Soccer Cup news, Lebanese links, and more. Beware of the annoying ads.
  • ParsPage. Primary audience is the ethnic Iranian community in Canada, but it will appeal to anyone who appreciates Persian music, dance, and culture. Includes electronic greeting cards with Persian artwork.



Egyptian Cinema

  • Nabila Ebeid (Member of the International Jury). Profile of the actress who played the role of the dancer in Al-Raqissa Wa-El-Siyasi (The Belly Dancer and the Politician) and Al-Raqissa Wa-El-Tabal (The Belly Dancer and the Drummer).
  • Obituary: A Man for All Seasons. Obituary for Abdel-Moneim Madbouli, who appeared in the movie musicals Gharam fi al-Karnak (Love in Karnak) and Moulid Ya Donia (Life Is a Carnival).



Mediterranean Folk Dances

Some of the instructions below appear on Bob Shapiro's Recreational Folk Dance web site, and others appear on the web site of the Greek Dancers of the Monterey Peninsula.



Ancient Times

  • Neferchichi's Clip Art and Backgrounds. Imagine a web site with lots of clip art and information related to ancient Egypt--plus several familiar images from ancient Egypt which have been edited to have chihuahua faces instead of the original! Imagine King Tut's funeral mask with a chihuahua face!



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