Category Archives: Destruction of cities and habitats

Syria for Sale: in Arabic and English

  They are selling Syria for thirty pieces of silver: the chemical weapons. They will get their chemical weapons or the promise of them then wash their hands off the blood of the Syrian people like Pilate, leaving Christ alone … Continue reading

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Old Aleppo and its Great Mosque are but memories the butchers of cities left to us?

I have written a lot about the annihilation of the Syrian Cities  and the destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage, mainly by the regime’s air borne, Sarin free, weapons of mass destruction: missiles, fighter jets, helicopter gunships and the  like. This … Continue reading

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لن تكون سوريا مملكة الموت

انا أحد ممثلي الجانب الادبي والفني في  ثقافيات الثورة، هذا الجانب الذي يستقي عنفوانه من الابداع والخلق والجماليات الاخلاقية والعاطفية ويتعمق في معجم وترجمان الجانب الشعوري للانسانية.  ولهذا سأناشد وأتكلم بصوت الحياة والبقاء فالموت، موت كل شيء حيٍ، صار أشبه … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: The annihilation of Homs, its Old City,its cultural and religious sites, its history, heritage and earth: Introduction

Can life spring out of death, can history be reborn out of its ashes, can heritage be restored? Can a city reduced to debris and melted concrete rise again? Can archaeology exist without archaeology because it has either been looted, … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: the destruction of Homs. Under this rubble,melting stone and concrete, there lie the remains of human beings who once lived, struggled, dreamed and begat children.

The author Yasssin Al Haj Saleh, who was imprisoned by the Syrian authorities for sixteen years, tells us: In writing about prison and imprisonment, lies the  imperative to tear the belly of the prison apart in order to extract the individuals out of it, one by … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: the destruction of the Old city of Aleppo, the second oldest city in the world, Part three continued

All 4 parts of the documentation of the destruction of Ancient Aleppo will be updated to include more damage to heritage as it occurs. I am going to continue with Part Three of my documentation of the damage inflicted upon the cultural … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: The destruction of the Old City of Aleppo, the second oldest city in the world, Part three

All 4 parts of the documentation of the destruction of Ancient Aleppo will be updated to include more damage to heritage as it occurs. Coming to Part Three of my documentation of the destruction of the Old city of Aleppo and its … Continue reading

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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: list of damage to archaeological sites, monuments and heritage in Syria

Damage inflicted by shelling Archaeological Villages of Northern Syria (World Heritage Site) Bosra (World Heritage Site) Krak des Chevaliers (World Heritage Site) Palmyra (World Heritage Site), Islamic citadel damaged by gunfire. Old city of Damascus (World Heritage Site) Old city of Aleppo (World Heritage Site) Medieval souk of Aleppo, destroyed by … 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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