Sunday, October 10, 2004

ahlan wa sahlan wa marhaba

The NITLE Arab World Project was set up after 9/11 to piece together a comprehensive learning resource with timelines, reading material and audio/visual components to facilitate a further, deeper - and most essential - understanding of the Arab and Muslim world. The site is inspiring, and a lesson to the Robert Kilroy-Silks of the world who erroneously believe that oil is the only contribution which the Middle East has made to world civilisation.

It's a brilliant site, the kind of thing that the Internet does better than anything else, and it's just a shame that I'll almost certainly never have time to read it all...

(found via Blog.org)

2 comments:

BB said...

I couldn't find too many examples on the site, but the calligraphy and illustrated manuscripts are things of beauty - check them out. Lots to read there, so I just dipped into something I knew a bit about already.

jonathan said...

yes, you're right, some of those images are beautiful. There's a pretty wonderful one here, for people who can't be bothered to go looking...