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Family History Based Tourism: Case in Point: Artas Folklore Center, the Twelfth Annual Lettuce Festival, April 7, 8 and 9, 2006, and Palestine-family.net.

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 05.02.2014:

Family History Based Tourism: Case in Point: Artas Folklore Center, the Twelfth Annual Lettuce Festival, April 7, 8 and 9, 2006, and Palestine-family.net.

By Leyla Zuaiter

The village of Artas, near the Solomon’s pools just south of Bethlehem ,enjoys a particularly rich and varied tangible and intangible heritage, which has been studied by local and foreign scholars almost cont(...)

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Photo Essay on the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

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A Few of the Hikers Participating in the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival-an Unprecedented “Moving Festival” Celebrating 40 years of Hiking in Artas

On Sunday, April 22, 2012, members of a select group of Palestinian and international organizations gathered in the Artas Valley to participate in a unique event—a festival hike, organized by the Ar(...)

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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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Women and Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 11.04.2012:

Women, both local and foreign, play a vital role in the history and heritage of Artas, as researcher informants, story tellers and researchers themselves. As well as being a meeting place of ecosystems and civilizations, Artas has long been a place of women's encounters. In ancient times, the valley was said to be filled with thousands of King Solomon's concubines, while for the last 150 ye(...)

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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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