The Chinese city of Quanzhou, previously known as one of the four largest seaports for foreign trade in China, was enriched by the ancient Maritime Silk Road. This year marks the third time for the city to hold the Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival, which opened on December 10.
Iran is keen to promote and strengthen cultural ties with Pakistan which would also help in bringing the people of the two countries closer to each other, Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honordoost said.
Saudi Arabia said Monday that it would allow cinemas to operate in the strictly conservative kingdom for the first time in decades, in the latest sign of a broader government push to relax some social restrictions.
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly detailed analysis of a second century Egyptian painting.