Old Damascene Houses, Perfumed Bottles whose impact reached Andalusia

Damascus (ST): "Old Damascene Houses, Perfumed      Bottles" is the title  of a  symposium recently held by the Arab Cultural Center in Kafr Sousseh that shed light on different aspects of these houses, their beauty and splendor and their impact on world architecture.

Researcher Ilham Mahfoud, the curator of the Arabic Calligraphy Museum in Damascus, said that the Damascene houses have their own distinguished beauty which is different from others in various cities.

Arab Writers Union holds the first international cartoons exhibition

With the participation of more than 252 cartoonists  from 52 countries  around the world,  the Arab Writers Union held its first international cartoons exhibition in a new way which  dealt with the role  of international figures who influenced the literary and cultural movement.  

The visions of the participating cartoonists' paintings differed in  the technique  of drawing, but what they all had in common was that they they revealed the impact of the lies and brutality of American - Zionist media war against Syria.    

The supervisor of the exhibition, cartoonist Raed Khalil, said in a statement to SANA that  “This exhibition establishes an important next phase to address awareness and root the culture of caricature as one of the means of enhancing intellectual and national awareness.”

Syrian cartoonist wins the first prize in international festival in Croatia

Syrian cartoonist Murhaf Yousef won the first prize in the 12th International Oscar Festival in Croatia.

Yousef cartoons portray the terrible distribution of resources among the peoples and the how the powerful dominate the weak .

More than 220 cartoonists from 49 countries participated in the Festival.

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After its rehabilitation, The Al-Jadeed archaeological bathhouse in the Bab Al-Hadid neighborhood restores the heritage of old Aleppo

Aleppo, (ST)-The Al-Jadeed archaeological bathhouse in the old city of Aleppo has been resurrected to narrate the heritage, customs and folklore of the people of Aleppo after being restored, announcing the continuation of life in the alleys and streets of the Old City, which are shaking off the dust of terrorism, by rehabilitating its markets, gates and archaeological khans.

Muhammad Faris, the owner of the bathhouse, explained in a statement to SANA that the new bathhouse is one of the most important ancient baths in Aleppo, which dates back to more than 500 years. It was destroyed during the presence of terrorist organizations in the old city of Aleppo.

An art exhibition highlighting martyr Suleimani's noble values

Damascus (ST): In cooperation with the Arab Cultural Centre in Abu Rommaneh, the Iranian Cultural Consulate held an art exhibition that highlighted the biography of the late martyr Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Al-Quds Brigade in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

The paintings on display reflect  different aspects of martyr Suleimani's life, especially his love of people, good manners and modesty as well as his adherence to resistance.

The cultural advisor at the Iranian embassy Dr. Hamid Reda Ismati said that martyr Suleiman is one of the prominent resistance men and a symbol of sacrifice for people and homeland.

Director of Culture at the Ministry of Culture Wassim Mbayyed said that the exhibits authentically document different aspects of martyr Suleimani's life and his noble values.