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The Vision of the Artas Folklore Center

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 14.04.2012:

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A living museum, a model village, an inspiration to other rural heritage centers with limited means in Palestine and beyond-that is the vision of the the Artas Folklore Center.

The Artas Folklore Center seeks to incorporate the astonishingly rich and varied documentation about all aspects of the(...)

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Genealogy and Oral History Matters in Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 14.04.2012:

Genealogy and Oral History Matters in Artas

Musa Sanad kept the genealogies of Artas up-to-date, thus extending them from the time of Hilma Granqvist. Learn why genealogy still matters in Artas below the image.

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A page showing the genealogies of Artas Families from Musa Sanad's manuscript on Artas

In western countries, the search for roots ha(...)

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Visit Palestine

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 14.04.2012:

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Photos of Solomon's Pools and the Convent of the Hortus Conclusus can be found on a couple of pages in this lovely coffee table type book by the creators of www.palestine.ps, one of the first visually appealing and evocative websites in the Palestinian Tourism sector which appeared back in 2008. The Artas Folklore Center and the Artas Lettuce Festival is also me(...)

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Overnight Accomodation in Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 11.04.2012:

There are several families in Artas who have experience and interest in accomodating overnight guests.Consider this special opportunity to experience rural Palestine, waking up to the view of the lovely Convent of the Hortus Conclusus.

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The Convent of the Hortus Conclusus

Almost every place in the village of Artas offers a vantage point of the Conven(...)

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Hiking in Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2012:

Thanks to Musa Sanad, founder of the Artas Folklore Center, Artas was the first village where organized hiking took place in Modern Palestine. Though other organizations now also offer hiking in the Artas Valley,the Artas Folklore Center continues to find ways to keep things fresh and distinctive by highlighting its unique natural and cultural heritage. It is currently at work developing the (...)

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FORTY YEARS OF ORGANIZED HIKING IN ARTAS

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2012:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of organized hiking in the Artas Valley. Thanks to Musa Sanad, (1949-2005) future founder of the Artas Folklore Center, thousands of visitors used to walk the touristic trail in Artas before 1987, when tourism was ended by the events of the first Intifada. Musa Sanad developed two basic itineraries, one from Solomon's Pools to the village of Artas, and ano(...)

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Partial List of Individuals aided by the Artas Folklore Center’s Research and Documentation Division

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2012:

The village of Artas has provided assistance to scholars and seekers of all descriptions since the 1840's. During the time of Musa Sanad, who began the work of the Artas Folklore Center two decades before he had an actual center, many people received his assistance and made a name for themselves, not in small part, on the basis of the work they did in Artas with his assistance. Since Musa's d(...)

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The Artas Folklore Center – Research And Documentation

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2012:

An important part of the Artas Folklore Center is Research and Documentation. The Artas Folklore Center seeks to collect the huge body of work about its field which covers all aspects, and to build on earlier information, such as the collection of the genealogies and oral/family histories of its inhabitants.It regularly provides assistance to researchers, students, photographers, artists, fil(...)

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