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Bearing witness: The Destruction of the great city of Aleppo, the second oldest city in the world, Part two.

Bearing witness: The Destruction of the great city of Aleppo, the second oldest city in the world, Part two..

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Bearing witness: The Destruction of the great city of Aleppo, the second oldest city in the world, Part two.

In part two of my documentation of the destruction of the Old City of Aleppo, I would like the viewer to read it in reference to my Part one: https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/bearing-witness-i-present-to-you-aleppo-a-city-that-predates-written-history-the-second-oldest-inhabited-city-in-the-world-as-it-was-and-as-it-has-become-after-the-deadly-shadow-of-assad-fell-upon/ This part of my documentation of the cultural damage to Aleppo will be … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: I present to you Aleppo, a city that predates written history, the second oldest inhabited city in the world, as it was and as it has become after the deadly shadow of destruction and annihilation fell upon her: Part one

Related https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-great-city-of-aleppo-part-two/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-old-city-of-aleppo-the-second-oldest-city-in-the-world-part-three/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-old-city-of-aleppo-the-second-oldest-city-in-the-world-part-three-continued/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/deavastated-old-aleppo-revisited-in-images-civilization-is-diminished/ Please note that part three of my  documentation of cultural heritage was posted in April, 2013, which means that damage since last April until the present day is awaiting documentation. Aleppo I have been delaying … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: Syria’s history and heritage are being wantonly looted and criminally destroyed. Pay attention sleeping world for Syria is also part of your history and inheritance

Beauty is passing away from the cradle of civilization As the Assadi regime systematically erases Syria from the map of the world Syria’s heritage is being despoiled and robbed by all, the Syrian army, the Shabiha, the armed fighters, the traffickers, … Continue reading

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The library of the Great Omayyad Mosque in Aleppo, the Waqfiyya library goes up in flames

Bearing witness: Alisar Iram The loss of a great library is like an amputation performed on world knowledge and cognition…Alisar I am going to update this posting then reblog it in view of fresh material I was able to collect on the … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: I present to you Syria in ruins, I invite you to witness annihilation and untold destruction

To an artist , the end of the world and the end of existence is signified by the destruction of form, the disintegration of  structure, the made, the being. Why? Because it is the not to be, because it is the dissolution … Continue reading

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Bearing witness to a child bearing witness: a child’s tale, a child’s testimony. Nayef is his name

I need help. I cannot bear witness on my own. If I feel that other people are sharing this child’s innocent dignified sorrow with me, I might be able to continue. He is a child yet he has been wrenched out of … Continue reading

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Syria’s tragedy wins prizes

I am not being critical or disappointing because these gifted photographers risked their lives in order to shoot these photographs and bring them to the attention of the world. I am only recording what I feel on the subject.  Artists and photographers … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: the victims of the bombing in Aleppo on 19 February 2013 by the Syrian Regime. Rescuing the dead and the living from under the rubble

Video made by a citizen journalist

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The Death River: bearing witness

Martin Fletcher Published at 12:01AM, January 30 2013 Scores of corpses were pulled from a river in Aleppo yesterday after the worst massacre that Syria’s war-ravaged second city has suffered. The bloodied, mud-caked bodies of between 60 and 80 young … Continue reading

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