Cairo, May 5 (AP/UNB) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered part of an ancient cemetery near the country's famed pyramids on the Giza plateau just outside Cairo.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says Saturday the cemetery houses burial shafts and tombs of top officials and a fine limestone statue from the Old Kingdom's Fifth Dynasty (2465-2323 B.C.).
Ashraf Mohi, the head of the Giza Plateau archaeological site, says scientists know that the cemetery had been reused extensively in the Late Period (664-332 B.C.), as archeologists found painted and decorated wooden anthropoid coffins, and wooden and clay funerary masks from that period.
Egypt has touted a series of archaeological finds recently, hoping such discoveries will spur tourism, which suffered a major setback during the unrest that followed the 2011 uprising.
Dhaka, May 2 ( UNB) - A three day musical programme began at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium, Central Public Library on Thursday to mark the 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSSS) arranged the programme.
State Minister for Culture K M Khaled inaugurated the programme which began with the national song.
The organisation will award the prominent musician Azad Rahman with special honourary award on the final day of the programme.
Cultural personality Kamal Lohani will be present in the event as chief guest while President of BRSSS will preside over the closing day.
The three day programme will end with a cultural programme.
Dhaka, May 2 (UNB) - Theatre troupe Natya Teertha will stage its debut play ‘Komola Sundori’ on Friday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the city.
The production will be brought to the stage at 7 pm as a part of the five-day theatre festival ‘Shotorojoni Natyomela’ organised by Natya Teertha.
The new group’s stab at the famous play derived from a piece of Mymensingh Geetika titled ‘Komola Sundorir Pala’ by poet Deej Eshan has been adapted for the stage by Abdul Halim Aziz. Tapan Hafiz takes the reins as director.
All performers will wear the same outfit with only slight variations in shade and design, or addition of simple accessories. Besides, they will be performing with the acoustics of bamboo flute, khol and harmonium on stage.
Director Tapan Hafiz said, ‘We have brought out some variations in order to portray different characters and their ranks, such as an embellished shawl has been added to the king’s costume for making a difference.”
Tapan Hafiz, Sadia Islam Santa, Shamsur Rahman Peru, Tomal, Ayon, Selim, Mona, Nipa, Masud, Joy, Mahmud and others will act in the play.
BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the five-day festival on May 1 while State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid was present as chief guest.
Dhaka, Apr 25 (UNB) – A solo painting exhibition titled ‘Rupomoy Bangla (Graceful Bangla)’ by artist Suman Kumar Sarkar will begin in the city on Friday.
The inaugural programme will be held in the afternoon ( 5pm) at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka .
Chairman of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh Prof. Abdul Mannan will attend the opening ceremony as the chief guest while Prof. Dr Sushanta Kumar Adhikari, Chairman, Department of Printing, Oriental Art and Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Rajshahi will attend the event as the special guest.
A total of 30 artworks will be displayed at the exhibition.
The exhibition will remain open to all from Monday to Thursday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday (9:00 am to 12: 00 noon and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm).
Dhaka, Apr 22 (UNB) - With the hope to portray the true essence of our Liberation War through our documentary and mainstream films, the closing ceremony of the 7th International Festival of Docufilms on Liberation and Human Rights- 2019 was observed at the Liberation War Museum, Dhaka on Monday.
Liberation War Affairs Minister A K M Mozammel Haque attended the closing ceremony as chief guest. Director General of Dhaka Film Archive Bidhan Chandra Karmakar, Mass Communication and Journalism department of DU Chairman and one of the jury board members of this festival Kaberi Gayen, festival director Tarek Ahmed, eminent cultural persona and Chairman of Dhaka DocLab Nasiruddin Yusuf Bacchu, Cinematographer and one of the trainers in this workshop Nilotpal Majumdar and Trustee Board members of Liberation War Museum Mofidul Haque and Robiul Hossain were present among the guests.
“The real scenario of the massive genocide happened at our Liberation War is by far one of the most horrific tragedies in history, and I urge our young directors to step up and portray the situations and emotions through their films,” said Mozammel Haque .
The festival started on 18th April at the Liberation War Museum at Agargaon, Dhaka. The theme of this year’s festival was Rohingya Persecution.
Jury board member Kaberi Gayen awarded director Fuad Chaudhury’s film ‘Merciless Mayhem’ as the best documentary among the 6 documentary films that were part of the main competition, titled as ‘1971 and Beyond’.
A total of 12 young directors presented their projects in the special workshop titled ‘Exposition of Young Film Talent’. Rafiqul Islam Anowar’s project ‘Mandolin in Exile’ was nominated for the best project award while Priyanka Acharya’s ‘Muktijuddhe Tripura’ was nominated for the special project award. Also Krishnakali Islam’s ‘NOC’ was nominated for Doc Lab’s special prize.
The festival committee announced the theme of next year’s festival titled as ‘Bangabandhu: The Liberator’ with a vision to celebrate the centenary of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.