Bagan - exceptional range of Buddhist art and architecture

17.05.2022 [17:43]
Lying on a bend of the Ayeyarwady River in the central plain of Myanmar, Bagan is a sacred landscape, featuring an exceptional range of Buddhist art and architecture. The seven components of the serial property include numerous temples, stupas, monasteries and places of pilgrimage ...

Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial – 16th century architectural complex recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site

17.05.2022 [17:22]
Lying northwest of Madrid, Spain, the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is an enormous complex that is part basilica, part palace, part monastery, part museum, part library, and part mausoleum ...

Yanardagh – flaming mountain, one of most famous and popular tourist destinations in Azerbaijan

17.05.2022 [14:27]
One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the "eternal flame" in Azerbaijan is Mount Yanardagh (literally "burning mountain"), which is located 25 km north of Baku in the village of Mahammadi ...

Tomb of ancient Egyptian dignitary who read top secret documents discovered

17.05.2022 [12:56]
A team of archaeologists in Egypt has discovered the 4,300-year-old tomb of a man named Mehtjetju, an official who claimed that he had access to "secret" royal documents. "The dignitary bore the name Mehtjetju and ...

Dirnis Mosque - another religious landmark of Nakhchivan, ancient cultural center of Azerbaijan

17.05.2022 [11:33]
The district of Ordubad in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, one of the ancient cultural centers of Azerbaijan, is home to many beautiful mosques such as Haji Huseyngulu Mosque, a mosque near the famous Ashabi-Kahf sanctuary, Dirnis, to name a few ...

Madrasa, Mausaleum, and Bimaristan of al-Mansur Qalawun - one of most beautiful architectural complexes in Egypt

16.05.2022 [18:58]
Located on al-Mu’izz street, in Egyptian capital city of Cairo, Madrasa, Mausaleum, and Bimaristan of al-Mansur Qalawun is one of most beautiful architectural complexes. It was established by Sultan Sayf al-Din Qalawun in 683-684 AH/ 1283-1284 AD ...

Plitvice Lakes - Croatia's largest national park recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site

16.05.2022 [17:07]
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's largest national park covering almost 30,000 hectares, is situated in the lower elevations of the Dinarides in the central part of the country. Within a beautiful karst landscape dominated by a mix of forests and meadows ...

Azerbaijan, Iran discuss prospects for cooperation in book industry and literature

16.05.2022 [16:24]
Head of the Azerbaijani delegation, head of the book industry department of the Ministry of Culture Akif Marifli has met with Vice President of the Tehran International Book Fair and Director of Iran’s Books and Literature House Ali Ramezani on the sidelines of the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair ...

Academy Awards set 2023 Oscars for March 12

16.05.2022 [12:55]
The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year, when they were held unusually late on March 27, partly due to the February Olympics. But it will also leave in place a stretched-out awards season that some have argued saps the Oscars of drama ...

Gazanchi bridge – a historical and architectural monument in Julfa, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

16.05.2022 [12:12]
The Gazanchi Bridge is a historical and architectural monument built over the Alinjachay, the river that flows through the south of Gazanchi village, Julfa district of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, one of the ancient cultural centers of Azerbaijan ...

Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens - two masterpieces from the time of brilliant Mughal civilization in Pakistan

16.05.2022 [10:36]
Located in the city if Lahore, the capital of Pakistani province of Punjab, the Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens are two masterpieces from the time of the brilliant Mughal civilization, which reached its height during the reign of the Emperor Shah Jahan ...

Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest 2022 VIDEO

15.05.2022 [10:56]
Ukraine triumphed at the 66th edition of the Eurovision song contest, held in Italy, winning the competition for the third time in its history, as the UK and Spain finished second and third respectively, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Aghoghlan tomb – a legendary sanctuary in Nakhchivan

14.05.2022 [19:37]
Aghoghlan tomb is a legendary sanctuary located in the north of Sadarak village, the eponymous district of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.According to local people, it was built on the grave of Seyid Pari. There is a legend about Seyid Pari and her son Aghoghlan, that this very Aghoghlan provided a better ...

Columbian Embassy in Baku organizes a cultural event

14.05.2022 [18:32]
The Embassy of Columbia in Baku has organized a cultural event in the Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard located in Baku White City. In her opening remarks, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Colombia to Azerbaijan María Angélica Steer Varela highlighted her country’s cultural and ethnic diversity ...

Santorini - best Greek island and one of top travel destinations in the world

14.05.2022 [16:44]
Santorini is the best Greek island and one of the top travel destinations in the world. If you have a quick dip into the island, it is enough to make you realize its uniqueness and become deeply fond of it. Besides the ideal climate of Greece ...

Ordubad bathhouse – one of main Turco-Islamic cultural monuments of Nakhchivan

14.05.2022 [15:39]
Ordubad bathhouse is one the main Turco-Islamic cultural monuments of Nakhchivan, one of the ancient cultural centers of Azerbaijan. The bathhouse was built in the city center, near the Jame Mosque of Ordubad during the 18-19th centuries. Total area of the bathhouse ...

Underground city unearthed in Turkiye may have been refuge for early Christians

14.05.2022 [14:05]
Archaeologists in southeastern Turkiye have unearthed a vast underground city that was built almost 2,000 years ago and could have been home to up to 70,000 people. The subterranean complex may have been a protected space that early Christians ...

Rare 2,300-year-old tomb in Istanbul holds partially cremated body

14.05.2022 [12:29]
A 2,300-year-old brick tomb contains the cremated remains of an individual whose body was likely placed in the tomb then set on fire, archaeologists in Istanbul have announced. A tomb like this is a rare find, archaeologists say ...

Azerbaijan – land of ethnic diversity

14.05.2022 [10:56]
Azerbaijan has an ethnically diverse population, with representatives of more than 100 ethnos living in the country. The territorial unity, similar socio-economic, geographical and historical conditions have led to the formation of the common features of life and culture, customs and traditions ...