Dates heritage festival focuses on Ramadan traditions

Updated 23 July 2013
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Dates heritage festival focuses on Ramadan traditions

The Women’s Charitable Society in Jeddah has organized a dates tree heritage festival at the InterContinental Hotel with the support of Princess Al-Anoud bint Abdullah bin Mohammad, wife of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
The two-day festival, which started yesterday, presents many varities of dates that are grown in the Kingdom.
A traditional Hejazi cultural show was one of the main attractions of the opening ceremony.
The society will honor winners of a palm tree design contest that was organized two months ago under the supervision of Darat Safiya Binzager.
A total of 18 young men and women took part in the contest. Al-Farsi Jewelry donated prizes.
During the festival dates, coffee, chocolates, Ramadan sweets, home accessories, antiques, thobes and handicrafts will be on sale and proceeds will go to under privileged families who are sponsored by the society.
The festival also aims to market products made by the Saudi women’s cottage industry.
“Their products will be displayed during the event to market them in a friendly and competitive environment,” an official said.


Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt dig in Aswan

Updated 23 April 2018
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Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt dig in Aswan

Cairo: Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan.
The Antiquities Ministry said Sunday the head was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater.
It says archaeologists have also unearthed artifacts belongs to a shrine for the god Osiris-Ptah-Neb inside the ancient temple of Karnak in the city of Luxor.
It says the new discoveries include parts of a stone panel depicting a ram and a goose — symbols of the ancient Egyptian god Amun — on an offering table.
Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, which has suffered from political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.