Category Archives: Great Omayyad Mosque

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 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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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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