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Rock-hewn monastery latest discovery in underground city in Cappadocia | The Archaeology News Network

Rock-hewn monastery latest discovery in underground city in Cappadocia | The Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Rock-hewn monastery latest discovery in underground city in Cappadocia…

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Taboo or not taboo? Artists expose naked truths in Pakistan | Art Daily

Taboo or not taboo? Artists expose naked truths in Pakistan | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Mohammad Ali sits before a painting of a semi-naked man and declares his work has never been censored in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where an artist...

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Possible Hittite structures unearthed in central Turkey | Archaeology News Network

Possible Hittite structures unearthed in central Turkey | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Last year, 4,000 year-old cuneiform scripts were found at the mound in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat’s Sorgun district.
Excavations started in 2008 in the Uşaklı Mound, close to the Büyük Taşlık village, by a team headed by Florence University Professor Stefania Mazzoni. This year works at the ruins have unearthed two structures, possibly a temple and a castle...

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3,000-year-old burial mound discovered in Azerbaijan | Archaeology News Network

3,000-year-old burial mound discovered in Azerbaijan | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

In his statement to APA, the head of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography's Gabala archaeological expedition, PhD on historical sciences Ilyas Babayev, who led the archaeological excavations in the village, said it was revealed that the mound belongs to the leader of the tribes, who lived on the territory of Gabala in 1,000 BC...

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Indian dreaming: Contemporary artists exhibit at the Artcurial library | Art Daily

Indian dreaming: Contemporary artists exhibit at the Artcurial library | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

From June 23rd to August 28th 2016, Artcurial is paying tribute to contemporary Indian artistic creation. Throughout the summer, amongst the various cultural events organised at the Artcurial library, the auction house hosts an exhibition called, Indian dreaming, Contemporary Artists, the Invention of a Tradition. Nineteen artworks, mainly paper, have been gathered and signed by nine Indian artists including Jivya Soma Mashe, Jangarh Singh Shyam and Ram Singh Urveti...

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La vie de l'ethnie chinoise Miao en images | China.org

La vie de l'ethnie chinoise Miao en images | China.org | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Le beau comté de Songtao, connu comme la perle de la région Miao, est situé à la jonction de la province du Guizhou, de la province du Hunan et de la municipalité de Chongqing.
Songtao fut le premier comté autonome Miao autorisé par le Conseil d'Etat après la fondation de la Chine nouvelle.
Il est composé de paysages splendides, de vastes forêts, de rivières claires et d'un air frais. La montagne Fanjing, un site sacré du bouddhisme, et la belle rivière Songjiang...

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Rare woodblocks to be preserved  | VietNamNet

Rare woodblocks to be preserved  | VietNamNet | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

The Phuc Giang School’s woodblocks were created by scholars of the Nguyen Huy family in Ha Tinh Province in the 18th century. The blocks were used to print text books for the Phuc Giang School, which was located in the old Truong Luu Village, Can Loc District of Ha Tinh.
The director of Ha Tinh Museum, Nguyen Tri Son, said it would cooperate with the National Library of Viet Nam and the Institute of Literature to organise exhibitions of the woodblocks, translate them into Vietnamese and print them into books...

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The Ramadan drummers of Kashmir | BBC News

The Ramadan drummers of Kashmir | BBC News | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Every night, during the month of Ramadan, when most of Indian-administered Kashmir remains in deep slumber, Mohammad Rafiq Wani, a sahar-khan (drummer), begins walking the streets of Pampore to awaken Muslims for pre-dawn meals...

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Padaung 'Longnecks' begin their journey home | DVB

Padaung 'Longnecks' begin their journey home | DVB | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

During the many long years of civil strife and instability in Burma, many of the ethnic Padaung community, commonly known as “long necks”, fled to Thailand to escape the hostilities surrounding their villages in the east of the country.
But while these ethnic minority people took refuge, an opportunity presented itself to Thai tour operators who looked to cash in on the spectacle of the Padaung women folk’s coiled neck bracelets.
The new democratic transition in Burma has emboldened a handful of women from this group to take the journey back to their homes in...

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Nada Karami-Zreik : “Faire connaître les artistes syriens auprès des galeristes parisiens” | Télérama

Nada Karami-Zreik : “Faire connaître les artistes syriens auprès des galeristes parisiens” | Télérama | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Après des début compliqués, la galeriste engagée qui a grandi à Damas diffuse majoritairement les œuvres de plasticiens du monde arabe...

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"Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain" on view at the British Museum | Art Daily

"Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain" on view at the British Museum | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

This Asahi Shimbun Display Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain celebrates fifteen generations of porcelain production in Arita by showcasing work by one of the most famous potting dynasties. This year is the 400th anniversary of the birth of porcelain in the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture and the show features, among other examples, a new work decorated with acorn branches by Sakaida Kakiemon XV (b.1968) representing his coming of age as an artist that he created specifically for the British Museum. Featured in the display is an original film made by the British Museum at the Kakiemon kiln...

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Brand New World | Bangkok Post

Brand New World | Bangkok Post | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

The opening of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai this Sunday marks one of the year's most important cultural events...

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La Cité interdite s'expose sur le navire Ovation of the Seas | China.org

La Cité interdite s'expose sur le navire Ovation of the Seas | China.org | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Le 26 juin, une visiteuse admire des œuvres artistiques et créatives de la Cité interdite sur l'Ovation of the Seas, le nouveau navire de croisière de Royal Caribbean International, qui faisait escale dans le port de croisière international de Tianjin. Une série d'activités culturelles ont été organisées à bord, afin de promouvoir la culture du Musée national du palais et la culture traditionnelle chinoise, telles que des conférences et des expositions d'œuvres artistiques et créatives relatives à la Cité interdite...

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Un festin acoustique et visuel dans le « Cube d'eau » à Beijing | China.org

Un festin acoustique et visuel dans le « Cube d'eau » à Beijing | China.org | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

L'édition 2016 des spectacles « Nid d'oiseau – Attraction » a débuté dans la soirée du 25 juin au Centre national de natation, communément appelé le Cube d'eau, à Beijing...

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Iraqi Kurdistan site reveals evolution towards the first cities of Mesopotamia | Archaeology News Network

Iraqi Kurdistan site reveals evolution towards the first cities of Mesopotamia | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

A Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) campaign at the site of Gird Lashkir, in Iraq, reveals the evolution from the first farming societies to the consolidation of the first cities of Mesopotamia...

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Exploring the prehistory of Palawan Island through human remains | Archaeology News Network

Exploring the prehistory of Palawan Island through human remains | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Researchers are excavating human remains from caves in Palawan Island in the Philippines to learn more about the diversity of burial and other cultural practices over the past 10,000 years...

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Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels Collection on view at the Rijksmuseum | Art Daily

Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels Collection on view at the Rijksmuseum | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

For the first time ever, the Rijksmuseum is presenting 170 Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels Collection, picturing Japan’s rapid modernization during the opening decades of the twentieth century. Alongside prints, the exhibition features kimonos and lacquerware from the Jan Dees and René van der Star Collection and posters on loan from the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo...

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New origins for farmed rice discovered | Archaeology News Network

New origins for farmed rice discovered | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Chew on this: rice farming is a far older practice than we knew. In fact, the oldest evidence of domesticated rice has just been found in China, and it's about 9,000 years old...

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Free entry to museums, archaeological sites on June 30 | Egypt Independent

Free entry to museums, archaeological sites on June 30 | Egypt Independent | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has declared that entry to all museums and archaeological sites nationwide will be free of charge on June 30 for Egyptians and non-Egyptians during working hours.
The Antiquities Ministry announced in May that free museum entry will be seen increasingly often as the ministry encourages...

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Beautiful Thai heritage, culture come under serious threat | Bangkok Post

Beautiful Thai heritage, culture come under serious threat | Bangkok Post | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Walking from Wong Wian Yai BTS station into Soi Krung Thon Buri 2, one is likely to stumble across a nineteenth century Thai-style teak house dwarfed by surrounding skyscrapers.
Wooden houses dotting a community have become increasingly rare as urbanisation has stretched out to the suburbs. Thanks to urbanisation, once-suburban areas have now become part of city centres...

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'The Company and the Shogun': A different side to the Dutch East India Co. | The Japan Times

'The Company and the Shogun': A different side to the Dutch East India Co. | The Japan Times | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

“The Company and the Shogun” is an absorbing book about the relationship between Dutch traders in Japan and the Tokugawa Shogunate during the 17th century. Rather than providing an overview of the period, author Adam Clulow focuses on a handful of flashpoints where the Dutch East India Co. (VOC) and the Shogunate came into conflict...

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Little puppet master | Bangkok Post

Little puppet master | Bangkok Post | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Last month, hundreds of people were enjoying the traditional southern Thai shadow puppet performance known as nang talung. At a show at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Centre in Bangkok, they were mesmerised by the puppeteering, singing and dubbing skills of Thailand's youngest nang talung performer, Sakon Suwannakhot. This nine-year-old boy from Phra Phrom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, started practising the art at the age of seven. Today, he is the puppet master...

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Development Bank of Japan to promote use of traditional Japanese houses | The Japan Times

Development Bank of Japan to promote use of traditional Japanese houses | The Japan Times | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

The Development Bank of Japan has formed an alliance with travel website Ikyu Corp. to promote the use of traditional Japanese houses as tourist facilities.
Under the alliance, the government-affiliated bank will provide financing for projects to renovate traditional houses. It will use a ¥5 billion investment fund established...

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Finding a ceramic kingdom under Lady’s reign | VietNamNet

Finding a ceramic kingdom under Lady’s reign | VietNamNet | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

The whole road runs along a man-made channel sandwiched between the road and villages. To get to one’s house, you need to cross a bridge. Needless to say, the whole area looks so peaceful and lovely. Further into the village, the roads, sadly, have all recently been cemented, intertwined with emerald still ponds without any fences.
Walking around the village, I secretly wished that other villages would keep cool with this system of little ponds during the hot summer.
This year, the lotus suffered and the pond...

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Water puppetry – a must-see show for tourists to Ha Noi | VietNamNet

Water puppetry – a must-see show for tourists to Ha Noi | VietNamNet | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

He serves as narrator of the water puppet performance. In the beginning, he raises the festival flag from the water without it making a splash. The unique feat is always a curious thing for audiences.
The show officially begins and wows spectators. Water puppetry is a special treat for tourists in Ha Noi - a must-see show for all foreign visitors.
While Indonesia has shadow puppets, Japan has bunraku theatre with black-clad ninja puppeteers and in the US, people know Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the other members of the madcap Muppet gang, Viet Nam has an 800-year-old art form called traditional water puppetry, remarked...

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Le musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac propose une sélection d'articles issus des plus grands quotidiens internationaux et de la presse culturelle.

Kiosque du Monde propose un regard sur toute l'actualité culturelle et artistique internationale, d'Afrique, des Amériques, d'Asie et d'Océanie à travers une sélection d'articles de la presse du monde entier.