Here are the top ten articles for the Middle Eastern Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. King Midas: Not Just a Greek Myth
Imagine our surprise to learn that King Midas, the mythological King whose touch turned everything to gold, actually lived in an ancient town not far from Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
2. Turkish Museums
Visiting Turkish Museums? You'll want to get the Turkish Museum Pass Card and save a lot of money! There's one for tourists, and another for Turkish citizens and legal residents!
3. Once There Was, Twice There Wasn't - A Review
Anyone wanting to truly understand Turkish culture would do well to read the book, "Once There Was, Twice There Wasn't" by Michael Shelton. Knowing the stories, jokes, and tragedies of a culture is one of the keys to understanding the language and learning how to build bridges to the people.
4. Languages of the Middle East
The Middle East is an area of amazing and often overlooked linguistic diversity.
5. Bolu, Turkey
Discover Bolu, Turkey, the place where hot springs, downhill skiing, mountain trekking, forests, and rustic Turkish living can be enjoyed.
6. Ankara, Turkey
What is the capital of Turkey and where is it located? What is it like? Learn about Ankara and Turkish culture in the capital.
7. An Introduction to Yemen Culture
Yemen is a beautiful country with friendly people. One of the most ancient Islamic cultures, it holds the key entrance to the Red Sea and the transport of oil.
8. Turkish Holidays
A concise list of the major Turkish holidays...important to know when you are visiting Turkey!
9. Alia Muhammad Baker - Chief Librarian of Al Basrah (Iraq) Central Library, Cultural Heroine
Librarian Alia Muhammad Baker saved the majority of the collection of the Basra Central Library, and much of the history of Basra, from the looting and destruction of war. Her actions inspired two fabulous children's books and earned her a place in the rich history of Iraqi libraries.
10. Studying Culture in the Middle East
Studying Middle Eastern Culture is an ambitious undertaking. What elements make up culture, and how do we begin to make sense of even understanding Middle Eastern Culture?
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