Tag Archives: Syrian heritage and antiquities

Devastated Old Aleppo revisited in images: Civilization is diminished

All that destroys life and innocence is my enemy.  All that unmakes, all that reduces into nothingness or annihilates and obliterates, is my foe and my slayer.  All that negates existence or smothers the life forces of man and nature, … Continue reading

Posted in Aleppo, Alisar Iram's art, Alisar Iram: art of ruins, Annihilation, Arab Islamic art, Archaeology, architecture, Civilization, Destruction of cities and habitats, Images, Syria, Syrian Archaeology and antiquities, Syrian army, Syrian Heritage, The Great Omayyad Mosque pf Aleppo, The Madina Souk of Aleppo, The minaret of the Great Omayyad Mosque of Aleppo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Syria for Sale: سوريا للبيع

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 to … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Alisar Iram: articles and notes, Annihilation, Anti-war Movement, Chemical weapons, civilians, Civilization, Crimes against humanity, Freedom, Syria, Syrian people, Syrian regime, Syrian Revolution, Uprooted people, Victims | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apamea: illegal excavation and looting results in the theft of hundreds of priceless mosaic pieces and floors

Apamea Apamea (Greek: Απάμεια, Apameia; Arabic: آفاميا‎, Afamia), on the right bank of the Orontes River, was a treasure city and stud-depot of the Seleucid kings, and was the capital of Apamene. (Stephanus of Byzantium s. v.; Strabo xvi. p. 752; Ptolemyv. 15. § 19; Festus Avienus, v. 1083; Anton. Itin.; Hierocles). Its site is found about 55 km (34 mi) … Continue reading

Posted in Apamia, Looting and trafficking in antiquities, Syria, Syrian Archaeology and antiquities, Syrian army, Syrian Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Alisar Iram: articles and notes, Chemical weapons, Civilization, Crimes against humanity, Destruction of cities and habitats, Human Rights, Humanity, Humanity and human values, Syria, Syrian Archaeology and antiquities, Syrian Heritage, Syrian people, Syrian regime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aleppo, Annihilation, Arab Islamic art, Destruction of cities and habitats, Syria, Syrian Archaeology and antiquities, Syrian regime, The Great Mosque of Aleppo | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The story of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio and the picturesque craggy Deir Mar Mousa of the lovely frescoes where he lived and preached love

This is the story of a priest who fell in love with an ancient country and its people, a colorful country with amazing diversity and vitality, a country which watched the first steps of mankind towards civilization. One day on … Continue reading

Posted in Alisar's notes and aerticles, Arab Islamic art, Arab Islamic Civilization, Archaeology, Christian art in Syria, Civilization, Deir Mar Musa, Father Paolo, Frescoes, Syria, Syrian Archaeology and antiquities, Syrian Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My art and poetry before the Syrian Revolution

http://alisariramart.wordpress.com/ I have decided to start a blog  for my art and poetry before the Revolution. My art in particular ,which was greatly inspired by Arab Islamic art and civilization is very relevant to this blog dedicated to the Syrian … Continue reading

Posted in Alisar Iram's art, Alisar's notes and articles, Arab Islamic art, Arab Islamic Civilization, Art, Civilization, Syria, Syrian Archaeology and antiquities, Syrian army, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Alisar's art, Alisar's notes and articles, Civilization, Death, Destruction, Destruction of cities and habitats, Syria, Syrian Heritage, Syrian people | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Alisar's notes and articles, Annihilation, Archaeology, architecture, Bearing witness, Concrete, Destruction of cities and habitats, Homs, Humanity, photographs, Ruins, Syria, Syrian Archaeology and antiquities, Syrian army, Syrian regime | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Alisar's notes and aerticles, Art, Homs, Khalid Ibn Al-Walid Mosoue, Syria, Syrian Heritage, Syrian regime, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments