Abu Dhabi (WAM)
Sheikha Al Yazia bint Nahyan Al Nahyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Arab Culture to the Arab League for Education, Culture and Science Organization (ALECSO), the Ministry of Culture and Youth and the ALECSO Organization, signed a cooperation agreement to collect the most important discoveries. Inscriptions in the Arab world to enrich and expand the “Gate of Arab Inscriptions” project. ».
The agreement, which was signed virtually, follows the decision of the 22nd session of the Conference of Ministers Responsible for Cultural Affairs in the Arab World, organized by the State and related to the joint Arab cultural project, specifically in that part. In connection with the Arab Inscription Gate Enrichment Project, founded by Sheikha Al-Yaziah bint Nahyan Al Nahyan, it was opened by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, in April 2021.
Given the importance of this project to document one of the components of the cultural heritage of Arab countries and its accessibility for all researchers and interested in this type of written heritage, it was agreed that the portal should be enriched by all Arabs. Countries represented by their Ministries of Culture and Tourism.
The agreement aims to support and enrich the “Arab Registration Portal” www.aip.ae in collaboration between the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science and the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science of the UAE, which is one of the most important sites in the Arab region related to the preservation of the most visible aspects of the Arab cultural heritage. They are cave inscriptions and writings from several Arab countries and invite specialists from Arab countries to enrich the site with more relevant information.
The Doctor. Mohamed Ould Omar, Director General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), said during the signing of the agreement: “I sincerely thank the UAE, represented by the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and Sheikha Yazia bint Nahyan Al Nahyan , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Culture of ALECSO Arab, for his continued support to the organization. ” noted that the agreement on the development and enrichment of the Arabic inscriptions portal came about in fulfillment of the decisions of the 22nd session of the conference. Ministers responsible for cultural affairs in the Arab world and who continue to carry out the activities of ALECSO’s extraordinary ambassador for Arab culture.
In turn, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, Mubarak Al-Nakhi, said on this subject: “Our Arab history has many unique and ancient elements.
He continued, “The significance of the site is that it is an information bank that provides scholars and researchers with an ideal opportunity to view an integrated database of rock inscriptions in the field of Arabic language and ancient language enhancement. The inscriptions are an immortal historical and documentary record of our Arab identity and belonging and a historical reference to our Arabic language.
He added: “This agreement represents the Ministry’s effort to call on all interested parties to make more efforts to promote the digitization of Arabic content and preserve this immense heritage through platforms that protect and preserve it from loss and dispersion. raise the bar.” About knowing, whether for the public or for science.”
In turn, the head of the Arab Council of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists, Dr. Muhammad Al-Kahlavi praised this grand project, the “Gate of Arab Inscriptions”, which preserves the past, present and future of the Arab nation. . . .
He pointed out that the Arab Inscriptions Gate project, initiated by the Ambassador of Arab Culture, won first place, and today has a tangible reality and occupies its place at the Arab level and ahead of Arab researchers to compete. and compete in the light of the prizes he has launched since the foundation of the place that bears his name and guided young Arab archaeologists to collect this heritage.
arabic inscriptions portal
It should be noted that the “Gate of Arabic Inscriptions”
www.aip.ae It is a specialized and documented electronic information bank, library and museum that includes more than 300 inscriptions of the most important and notable historical finds from written inscriptions. The website offers a virtual interactive experience for visitors.
Source: Al Ittihad
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