European Archaeology Days to start in Istanbul

Istanbul will host an EU-based archaeology festival, European Archaeology Days, conducted by the French Institute for Anatolian Studies (IFEA) and the Institut Français Istanbul, between June 17 and 19.

The entrance to the festival, which will be conducted at the Institut Français in the Beyoğlu district, will be free of charge.

Istanbul Bilgi University to host archaeology professor

CAMMA "Thursday Talks," organized by Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Management Master Program (CAMMA) and Cultural Policy and Management Research Center (KPY), will host Professor Ian Hodder, the former director of the Çatalhöyük Research Project and a pioneer of post-processualism theory in archaeology, on June 2.

Murals bring ‘joy’ to Baghdad concrete jungle

Iraqi artist Wijdan al-Majed is transforming Baghdad's concrete jungle into a color-filled city with murals depicting well-known figures from the war-scarred country and abroad.

Perched on a scaffold at a busy intersection, the 49-year-old artist and instructor at the Baghdad College of Fine Arts is adding final touches to a mural dedicated to celebrated Iraqi poet Muzzafar al-Nawab.