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Turkmenistan celebrates Day of Turkmen Carpet

Carpet Day

Turkmen carpet celebration

Turkmenistan Ru:Celebrations marking Day of Turkmen Carpet were held in Turkmenistan. The XVII Conference of the World Association of Connoisseurs of Turkmen Handmade Carpet Weaving was the main event of the day. It took place at the State Association “Turkmenhaly” (Turkmen Carpet) in Ashgabat.

The forum heard the reports on the current issues related to the study of the history of development of handmade carpet weaving in different countries as well as the influence of traditions of the decorative and applied crafts of Turkmens on the artwork of different peoples.
As part of the forum, there was held a festive ceremony of awarding prizes and certificates to the participants of the international carpet exhibition that opened in Ashgabat the day before.
In the evening, the best workers of the industry were awarded prizes at the Ashgabat Concert Center. The ceremony was followed by the grand concert by the workers of culture and art of Turkmenistan. Festive events marking Day of the Turkmen Carpet were also held in all the regions of Turkmenistan.
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Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Ancient mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city of zeugma

Ancient mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city of zeugma

Twisted Sifter Site: Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC.

Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has provided a treasure trove of discoveries with 2000-3000 houses in remarkably good condition. Excavations at Zeugma started in 2007 and continue to this day.

Up until 2000 the ancient city was completely submerged underwater until a project to excavate the area received funding from a number of sources. There are still many areas of Zeugma—a city once home to nearly 80,000 inhabitants—left to excavate, including 25 houses still underwater. It’s exciting to think of what other discoveries remain to be found.

Photograph via iefimerida.gr

Photograph via iefimerida.gr

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Sources:Hurriyet Daily News: New mosaics unearthed in ancient city of Zeugma

iefimerida: Stunning mosaics discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma [Pictures & Videos]
Laughing Squid: Archaeologists Unearth Three Ancient Greek Mosaics in the Ongoing Excavation in Zeugma, Turkey

ancient mosaics discovered in ancient greek city of zeugma (3)

Photograph by AA Photos

ancient mosaics discovered in ancient greek city of zeugma (4)

Photograph by AA Photos

THE CULTURAL HISTORY of TURKMENS of IRAN (XIX-XX c.c.) Volume II – Dissertation – Defense in 1995.

EÝRAN TÜRKMENLERININ MEDENIÝETININ TARYHY (XIX-XX aa.)-1995

ИСТОРИЯ КУЛЬТУРЫ ТУРКМЕН ИРАНА (ХIХ-ХХ вв.) II Tom-защита диссертации 1995

ایران تورکمنلرینینگ مدنیّتینینگ تاریخی (قرون XIX-XX)  – 2 – جلد II – دسرتاسیا – 1995-دا قورالدی.

تاریخ فرهنگ ترکمن های ایران (قرون 19-20)- 2 – جلد II – دسرتاسیا – 1995 طی شد.

Complite of my dissertation-Latin-türkmen Complite of my dissertation-تورکمنچه-Türkmençe

The artists and writers who has created many artwork about Jahansha & Blue Mosque In the late XIX ce. Part I

Rosa Salvatore (Роза, Сальватор):
The Italian painter, engraver, poet and musician.

Toronto – Dr. Ownuk, H.:

Some of painters and artists has been left a lot of nice and documental artworks creation about life of Jahansha and his builded Mosque as “Blue Mosque”. Among counts of them: “Jules Laurens“, “Matraqchy Nasuh”, “Eugene Flandin”, “Pascal Coste”, “Salvatore Rosa”, “Antoine Sevruguin” and “Vladimir Minorsky” can be named. The written works of this artists, about the course of Qara-Qoyunli Jahansha and Blue Mosque wrote.

This works mainly in the late of XIX and early XX centuries work. Art and architectural designs of the artists who have created of Blue Mosque in his period, figures have been known. Here in the biography of each of them are briefly described below:

Rosa Salvatore

Rosa Salvatore

   … He was born near Naples in the city Renelle, in June 20, 1615, and was raised in a convent. He was preparing to take holy orders. But soon felt an irresistible attraction to the art and began to study music at first, and then painting.

Guides were last in his first in-law, Frederick. Frankantsone, student X. Ribera, then he Ribera and finally as a batalicheskie painter /battle genre/ in Aniello Falcone. In addition to these artists, the development of Performance talents has greatly contributed to writing those sketches from nature without any help. Eighteen years of age, he set off to wander through Apulia and Calabria, I fell into the hands there the robbers and lived for a while among them, studying their styles and manners, then he worked in Naples.

the potrait of Jahansha

Muzaffaretdin Jahansha (1399-1467),
A portrait that is drawn from the Sultan by Rosa Salvador.

In 1634 he moved to Rome, where he was not slow to buy a famous image of the characteristic, full of life scenes from the life of shepherds, bandits and soldiers, but thanks to his satire and in particular two paintings: “Transience of human life” and “the goddess of happiness, lavished their gifts unworthy”, to such an extent antagonized the Roman society that was supposed to retire in Naples. When the revolution broke out there “Masaniello /Mazaniello/”, he participated in it. (From 1650 – 1660). Read more…

Welcome, to the largest search engine, on the Turkish system!

Toronto – Hojanepes News: Administrator’s webs name on the largest search engine “About whom (Kim Hakkinta)? …” Individuals in Turkish, with the inclusion of web publications “Diwan-i Jahansha Haghighi” about biography, as well as its inclusion in “Idel bin web Search”. …

Kim Hakkinda

Welcome, to the largest search engine, on the Turkish system!

The Internet web searcher wall about “Dr. Hangeli Ownuk” in the Turkish

The Turkish internet resources Information "NeOlaKi.net" searching systems on the name of "Dr. Hangeldi Ownuk".

The Turkish internet resources Information “NeOlaKi.net” searching systems on the name of “Dr. Hangeldi Ownuk”.

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Muhammad biopic director calls for more movies about the prophet’s life

 A group of Iranians protestedtograph: Cristian Mijea/Cristian Mijea/Demotix/Corbis

A group of Iranians protested at the premiere of Muhammad: Messenger of God. Photograph: Cristian Mijea/Cristian Mijea/Demotix/Corbis

The Guardian: Speaking at the premiere of Muhammad: Messenger of God, Majid Majidi says further films would help improve understanding of Islam around the world

It had the potential to be one of the most inflammatory film projects of recent times. Yet the world premiere of Iranian director Majid Majidi’s biopic of the prophet Muhammad not only passed mostly without incident, but even amicably – with a surprise call for rapprochement between the religion’s Sunni and Shia sects.

A small group of protesters gathered outside the Imperial cinema, Montreal, where the premiere was held. Holding signs declaring, “Down with Islamic republic of Iran”, members of the city’s Iranian community objected to what they saw as a glorification of the Islamisation of Iran.

The mood inside the press conference for the film – the first on the subject since Moustapha Akkad’s 1977 film The Message, and the first to visually depict the prophet – was conciliatory. Majidi issued a direct invitation to a rival Qatari team currently developing their own Muhammad franchise to collaborate on future, Islam-themed projects.

“The more movies that are made about the prophet’s life, the better,” Majidi said at Montreal’s world film festival. “We hope the Qatari team will make a correct interpretation of Islam, and they are most welcome to come and film at our facilities in our country.”

In line with the more liberal Shia tradition of depicting the prophet, Majidi’s Muhammad: Messenger of God – the 171-minute first instalment of a projected trilogy – features shots of the prophet’s hands and legs as a baby, and the back of his head as an adolescent, but never shows his face.

 Majid Majidi speaking at a press conference for the film. Photograph: Clement Sabourin/AFP/Getty Images

Majid Majidi speaking at a press conference for the film. Photograph: Clement Sabourin/AFP/Getty Images

The director said he believed a more proactive approach was required from Islamic film-makers in the light of acts of terrorism that were shaping global perceptions of the faith. “We’ve been guilty of shortcomings in introducing the world to the real and true face of the prophet. There have been 200 movies about Jesus Christ, 100 featuring Moses directly or indirectly, 42 about Buddha, but only two on Muhammad. It’s a natural act of introduction to our culture.”

Actors on the set of the movie. Photograph: Mohammad Foghani/AFP/Getty Images

Actors on the set of the movie. Photograph: Mohammad Foghani/AFP/Getty Images

Outside the Muslim world, the film is expected to garner mostly specialist interest, despite an impressive international crew, including Apocalypse Now cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and Bollywood soundtrack maestro AR Rahman, as well as poster art redolent of The Passion of the Christ. This perhaps explains its inclusion at Montreal’s militantly arthouse festival, where Majidi, one of Iran’s breakthrough 1980s generation of directors, has strong links. Though its producers suggested that this year’s Charlie Hebdo killings had reduced the willingness of other festivals to consider it.

The Qatari project is far bigger in scope, currently tabling $1.2bn (£780m) across a franchise of seven films covering all the Abrahamic prophets, culminating in the life of Muhammad. In development at private company al-Noor for six years, the prospective series has Lord of the Rings producer Barrie Osborne in an advisory role. It aims to capitalise on the mainstream resurgence in religious-themed films that last year saw Noah gross $362.6m and Exodus: God and Kings $268m, as well as a raft of smaller projects mainly catering to America’s bible belt.

Producer Azahar Iqbal, also in attendance at Montreal, confirmed that his team were “open-minded” about a possible collaboration with Majidi. But he also stressed that their approach was both more constrained in terms of adhering to the traditional prohibition on representations of the prophet, and more free-ranging, with a fantasy-influenced, blockbuster-esque story outline designed to snare interest from Hollywood. “We’re not here to preach. We really want to work on something that works as entertainment,” Iqbal said.

 

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