Ana M. Carreño Leyva

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Ana M. Carreño Leyva is communications director for Fundación El Legado andalusí in Granada, where she also formerly edited the Spanish cultural magazine El legado andalusí: Una nueva sociedad mediterránea. She is a regular contributor to AramcoWorld as a freelance writer and art director.

Articles by Ana M. Carreño Leyva

Africa's First City of Islam

Africa's First City of Islam

Founded on a plain between sea and hills in the year 670 CE, Kairouan became a capital of dynastic power and a cultural beacon, the center for the spread of Muslim Arab influence through North Africa and southern Europe— not only in religion, but also in architecture, medicine, education, law and more.
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A Museum of the World

A Museum of the World

Ten years in the making and the first universal museum in the Arab world, the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi sets out a dozen themed galleries to tell cross-civilizational stories about the relationships of cultures—in every land, from the earliest settlements to today—that informed and inspired each other along their myriad respective quests of expression and beauty.
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