Category Archives: Homs
http://www.thewhy.com/meditation-destruction-aleppo-homs-syrian-urban-centres/ Published in The Why Can life spring out of death, can history be reborn out of its ashes, and can heritage be restored? Can a city reduced to debris and melted concrete rise again? Can archaeology exist without archaeology … Continue reading
FLASH BACK: HOMS REVISITED LEST WE FORGET HOW THE SYRIAN REGIME DESTROYED BABA AMR, THUS CHANGING THE COURSE OF THE REVOLUTION 19 May 2014 By Alisar Iram On my Hello page to my blog, I had mentioned that I would be travelling back … Continue reading
The great architect, the inimitable designer and planner of cities, the unique demolisher, the superb wrecker, Assad of Syria has created a masterpiece of ruins Hiroshima cannot vie with. This heap of broken images, this wasteland, this NOTHING, this primordial … Continue reading
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
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
Bearing witness: The destruction of Homs, the third largest city in Syria. The mosque of Khalid Ibn Al Walid is under attack
Khalid Ibn Al Walid Mosque, the beating heart of Homs The Syrian regime has been systematically, ruthlessly, methodically erasing Homs and its rebelling inhabitants since the onslaught on Baba Amr in the spring of 1912. The devastation of Baba Amr, … Continue reading
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
Flash back: Homs revisited lest we forget how the Syrian regime destroyed Baba Amr, thus changing the course of the Revolution
Flash back: Homs revisited lest we forget how the Syrian regime destroyed Baba Amr, thus changing the course of the Revolution.