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Artistic, Entertainment Activities for Children in Lattakia on Christmas

Celebrating Christmas, the Culture Team For Building Life Skills in Lattakia province held recently an interactive origami art exhibition for children. The event is one of the team's different activities that seek ensuring benefit and entertainment as well as enriching children's talents.

Head of the team, Mrs. Amal Tobal told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that Christmas in Lattakia, like in all over the world, is a religious and cultural festivity that celebrates the Birthday of Jesus Christ, and here the people celebrate the occasion to send a message of peace and amity from Syria, the cradle of civilizations, to the world.

The Sun of Jerusalem and the Invaders' Dreams

When the sun shines, dreams sleep…..Since ancient times, Zionists have dreamed of having a capital for them in Jerusalem but throughout history all their attempts, to recognize the holy city as a capital for their alleged nationalism, have failed.

  In the recent history and since the fateful Balfour Declaration, they have seized every possible opportunity and made desperate attempts toestablishtheir state and to recognize Jerusalem as its capital.Alltheir  attempts failedthanks to steadfastness and resistance of its people and theendless support of some Arabs, Muslims and theChristians all over the world who reject the fact that Jerusalem would be the capital of a racist Jewish state .

"Syria, Pearl of East" Exhibition Opened in Hungarian City of Szolnok

BUDAPEST-“ Syria, Durrat al-Sharq” (Pearl of East) exhibition was opened at the Hungarian city of Szolnok on Saturday evening .

According to SANA, the photo exhibition showcases Syria’s archeological and cultural landmarks before and after the terrorist war being waged against it.

Szolnok Governor, Salay Peter, stressed significance of the exhibition to brief the Hungarian people on the cultural and intellectual history of Syria, hoping that Syria will restore security and stability.

Russia Gives Unique 3D Palmyra Model to Syria to Help Restore Ancient City

 MOSCOW-- A unique 3D model of the archeological city of Palmyra has been given to Syria to help it rebuild Palmyra and restore the ancient city.

The model was handed over to Syria’s Ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad, during ceremonies at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum on Saturday.

Director General of the State Hermitage Museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky ,said that the model is designed by Russian experts and it is considered as a gift from Russia to Syria, adding that it is the best architectural model of Palmyra City, according to SANA.

“Palmyra: Rising from Destruction” Exhibition to Be held in Rome

 DAMASCUS – The Italian “Incontro di Civilta” Association is organizing an exhibition titled “Palmyra: Rising from Destruction,” during the 30th General Assembly of the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

The exhibition will be held in Rome starting from November 29th until December 1st, with the participation of 135 countries, according to SANA.

In a statement, the association pointed out that the exhibition is part of the “Civilization Encounter” event, headed by Francesco Rutelli, former Italian Minister of Culture, and featuring two examples of heritage originating from Palmyra. The first, a replica of the Temple of Bel, has been brought back to life through state-of-the-art technology.