After Manas, My Kyrgyz, Your Chingiz

After Manas, My Kyrgyz, Your Chingiz

Through more than 30 literary works, translated into more than 170 languages, as well as lms and theater, Chingiz Aitmatov became credited with raising the pro le of his country and, with it, the cause of cultural preservation throughout Central Asia.

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Orientalism’s  Equestrian  Eye

Orientalism’s Equestrian Eye

Orientalist artists—generally 19th-century European and American painters of Arabworld subjects—are often criticized for stereotyping. But one subject they painted with fidelity continues to win universal respect: horses.
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FirstLook: <i>AramcoWorld</i> at 70

FirstLook: AramcoWorld at 70

From the current print edition’s cover to the our first edition, we’ve assembled 366 of the nearly 450 regular and special editions published since 1949 as we celebrate 70 years of AramcoWorld
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The Age of Ivory

The Age of Ivory

Some were found at the bottoms of wells. Some were scattered about palace rooms. Thousands of exquisitely carved works of ivory, all produced nearly 3,000 years ago in and around what is now Iraq, make up one of the most beautiful and enigmatic legacies of Assyria.

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Cairo’s House of Knowledge

Cairo’s House of Knowledge

Shortly after the founding of Cairo, Egypt, in 969 CE, its ruler started a research center whose legacies—particularly in optics and astronomy—helped shape the world we know today.

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David Dorr's Window East

David Dorr's Window East

Like other “Grand Tour” travelers of the 1850s, David Dorr visited Europe, Egypt and Palestine. But unlike others, Dorr did not travel freely. His book, A Colored Man Round the World, is the only known account of Middle East travel by an American slave.
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Flavors: Chicken with Charmoula

Flavors: Chicken with Charmoula

Before the development of the poultry industry in Morocco in the 1970s, it was customary to go to the market and pick out a live chicken. Though it is not as critical in a recipe like this, which marinates the meat in spices and herbs, I still encourage you to seek out the purest ingredients available to you.

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