240 photos document major events between 1800-1956 in Syria

The major events happened between 1800 and 1956 in Syria have been documented by the artist Taiser al-Abbas in an exhibition held in the Shahba Cultural center in Sweida city.

The exhibition entitled ' history…sites…dignitaries' included 240 photos depicting battles against the Ottoman and French colonists, martyrs of the Great Syrian Revolutions, traditions and historic sites in Sweida.

Abbas told the official news agency (SANA) that he spent 10 years collecting the photos in order to revive the national memory and to call for adherence to the noble values.

Al-Attar says intellectuals have key role in defending Palestinian cause

Vice-President Dr. Najah al-Attar has underscored that writers and intellectuals play a key role in defending the Palestinian cause, indicating that Palestine will achieve victory thanks to its sincere people and those who believe in its just cause. 

Her remark was made during her yesterday's meeting with the Secretary General of the Palestinian Writers' Federation in Ramallah the poet Morad al-Sudani and the accompanying delegation.

Elias Nasrallah's book on Aramaeans comes within Ma'loula Encyclopedia

Friends of Ma'loula Association organized Saturday a signature ceremony for the researcher Elias Antoun Nasrallah's book entitled 'Aramaeans and their Aramaic language .. History and Money…Reality and Hopes."

The book is the 5th part of the Ma'loula Encyclopedia, which Nasrallah issued to preserve and document the historic heritage of the ancient town [Ma'loula] located about 60 kilometers northeast of Damascus, according to the official news agency (SANA).

Replica of Palmyra's Triumphal arch erected in London

A replica of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph, which was destroyed by ISIS terrorists in Palmyra [Tadmor] in Syria last year, has been erected in London's Trafalgar Square as an act of solidarity with Syria to raise awareness of the fight to safeguard its ancient treasure.

The scale model of the 2000-year-oldTriumphal arch has been reconstructed by experts from Oxford's Institute of Digital Archeology (IDA) using 3-D printing technology and photographs of the original, CNN reported Wednesday.

Sultan Pasha al-Atrash Festival kicks off in Sweida

The second Festival of Sultan Pasha al-Atrash kicked off Tuesday in al-Qarya town in the southern Sweida province to shed light on the role of culture and creativity in building a human being.

The festival also aims to show appreciation for Sultan Pasha al-Atrash, the Commander of the great Syrian Revolution in 1925, and to focus on the Syrian people's ability to go ahead with offering sacrifices despite the attempts of the forces of evil to undermine Syrians' cultural values, according to the Deputy Minister of Culture Tawfiq al-Imam.

Al-Imam described the festival, which will last until April 21, as a 'national cultural activity'.