Hobbiton – a real hobbit village in Matamata, New Zealand

06.05.2022 [14:17]
One of the most successful movie sagas the Lord of the Rings, based on the eponymous novel written by English author and scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, was mainly filmed in New Zealand, whose rich nature offers a variety of differing sites. Hobbiton was a set, built for the movie. However, after the filming was finished somebody ...

Carpet weavers’ day celebrated in Shusha – cultural capital of Azerbaijan

06.05.2022 [09:49]
Each year carpet weavers’ day is celebrated all over Azerbaijan with a series of events focused on promoting the national school of carpet weaving both locally and globally. However, this year it had a special importance, as the holiday was celebrated in Azerbaijan’s cultural capital ...

Miho no Matsubara – Mt. Fuji’s world heritage site

05.05.2022 [23:24]
Known as a place of beauty since the 1920’s, Miho no Matsubara is popularly known for its majestic pine trees. Miho-no-Matsubara was registered as a part of Mt. Fuji’s world heritage site in June of 2013. There are over thirty-thousand pine trees growing on the Miho-no-Matsubara’s 7km beach ...

Hamlet - central character in William Shakespeare’s eponymous tragedy

05.05.2022 [19:24]
Hamlet’s story was centuries old at the time that Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, about 1599–1601. Hamlet corresponds to the figure of Amleth, whose story is narrated in the Gesta Danorum, Saxo Grammaticus’s late 12th-century history of Denmark. But the character’s famous hesitation—his reluctance or unreadiness to avenge his father’s murder ...

Prominent Azerbaijani poet Ahmad Javad to be commemorated in Ankara

05.05.2022 [18:50]
Azerbaijani MP Aziz Alakbarov will attend the 130th anniversary of the prominent Azerbaijani poet, educator and public figure Ahmad Javad, organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Ankara, Turkiye. The event will commemorate Ahmad Javad’s role in Azerbaijani literature ...

Minister of Culture attends inauguration of bas-relief to prominent Azerbaijani playwright Huseyn Javid in US

05.05.2022 [18:00]
As part of the visit to US, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Anar Karimov has attended the inauguration of the bas-relief in honor of a prominent poet and playwright of the country Huseyn Javid. The bas-relief was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture ...

Tbilisi to host "My paradise Karabakh" musical evening

05.05.2022 [16:56]
On May 7, the Georgian capital of Tbilisi will host a "My paradise Karabakh" musical evening dedicated to the "Year of Shusha". The concert will be organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, the Museum of Azerbaijani Culture named ...

Cape Town – a stylish and picturesque port city in South Africa

05.05.2022 [16:31]
Cape Town is a stylish and picturesque port city located on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flattop, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island ...

Zlatni Rat – Golden Cape as one of Europe`s top beaches

05.05.2022 [11:46]
Located on the Croatian Island of Brač, the Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) is one of Europe’s top beaches. With crystal blue waters and a white pebble beach, the Golden Cape is the perfect place to take in the sun and let the airflow. The Zlatni Rat is a spit ...

Narsharab - Azerbaijan's delicious pomegranate sauce

05.05.2022 [11:13]
Narsharab – a pomegranate sauce absorbed the best sides of the Caucasian cuisine and giving the food a bright, memorable color, was invented in Azerbaijan. The recipe of Narsharab, which is in translation from Azerbaijani means a pomegranate wine, is passed on from generation to generation ...

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture visits Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum

05.05.2022 [10:35]
A delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Minister Anar Karimov has visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum as part of his official visit to the United States. After familiarizing himself with the exhibits, Minister Anar Karimov and Chairman ...

Cinema: Sorrentino triumphs at the David di Donatello awards

05.05.2022 [10:20]
Paolo Sorrentino's E' Stata la Mano di Dio (The Hand of God) triumphed at the 67th David di Donatello Italian cinema awards on Tuesday, winning five gongs, including best film and best direction, according to ANSA. Sorrentino's movie, which was nominated for the best international film prize at this year's Oscars ...

Shah Jahan Mosque – central mosque for city of Thatta in southern Pakistan

04.05.2022 [19:30]
Regarded as the world’s largest mosque, with 93 domes, the Shah Jahan Mosque in Pakistani town of Thatta is a common visiting spot especially for those having gone to the nearby Makli Hill. It has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993 ...

Alberto Moravia’s “Selected works” published in Azerbaijani

04.05.2022 [18:17]
World-renowned Italian writer Alberto Moravia’s short story collection has been published in Azerbaijani, as part of a 150-volume series “Pearls of World Literature” by the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC) ...

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum to hold master class in carpet weaving

04.05.2022 [17:05]
The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum will host a master class on straw pattern weaving on Thursday, on the occasion of the May 5 - Azerbaijan’s Day of Carpet Makers. An experienced carpet weaver from the Kakalos village of Azerbaijan’s Astara district Rufat Rzayev ...

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture meets with representatives of influential think tanks in US

04.05.2022 [15:00]
As part of the visit to the United States, a delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Anar Karimov has met with representatives of leading think tanks and scientists of the country. Former US ambassadors to Azerbaijan also ...

Azerbaijani jazz at international exhibition and festival in Germany

30.04.2022 [17:00]
A duet of two talented Azerbaijani jazz musicians - pianist Afgan Rasul and vocalist Diana Hajiyeva will represent the country at Jazzahead 2022 exhibition and music festival held in Bremen, Germany. The music festival, which will last until May 1, is the most important and broadest international ...

Taxila – ancient university centre of Orient recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site in Pakistan

30.04.2022 [16:57]
Taxila - one of the most visited sites in Pakistan, located in Rawalpindi district of Punjab province, is one of the ancient sites that symbolizes the rich cultural heritage of the country. It is a vast serial site that includes a Mesolithic cave ...

Salar de Uyuni - world's largest salt flat

30.04.2022 [15:30]
Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat that covers 4,000 square miles of Bolivian Altiplano. In the dry season, it's an endless white sheet of salt tiles made all the more dazzling by clear, sunny skies. From November to March ...