Heritage handicrafts and paintings in an exhibition in Al-Qamishli cultural centre

Hand-embroidered and folkloric clothes, in addition to a set of heritage tools and paintings, were among the most important exhibits of the the artistic heritage exhibition hosted by the Arab Cultural Center in Qamishli in cooperation with the United Nations Development Fund.

In a statement to SANA, Faiza Al-Qadri, director of Al-Qamishli cultural centre, stated that the artistic and heritage exhibits displayed in the exhibition embodied the uniqueness and achievements of the Syrian woman during her long history. The exhibits of the woman's products were handcrafted away from machine work as the embroideries and the folk clothes displayed the folkloric character, civilization, and history of the ancient region.

Damascus History Foundation Signs an Agreement with Wikipedia to Improve the Damascene Historical Digital Content

Damascus History  Foundation has signed an agreement with (Wikipedia of the Levant) with the aim of improving the digital content related to the history of the city of Damascus on the Arabic global Wikipedia .. 

According to a statement published by  Damascus History Foundation on its website, it will make a  historical review of any  content of the city on the Wikipedia site , correct every mistake it contains, and provide the site's administrators  with historical information about Damascene events and personalities.

Heritage Loom Revived in Lattakia

Handloom weaving  is a traditional craft for which the Syrians have been famous for thousands of years. It has a special artistic imprint that gives it unique identity.

Within the framework of the initiatives launched by the National Association for Tourism Developments in Syria to revive the handloom weaving heritage , the Syrian plastic artist Ali Hmaisheh in Lattakia province has  adopted a new idea in terms of technique and tools aiming to revive this key heritage craft in a new artistic method..

Al-Hamra Theater re-operative again

Al-Hamra Theater in Damascus has reopened its doors to the public after lifting the quarantine, imposed because of coronavirus, by presenting a show entitled “Dangerous Curve” over two days. The show was previously staged at the National Theater in Aleppo.

The hour and a half- show, which was written by British playwright GB Priestly in 1935, prepared by Hussam Kharbutli and directed by Hikmat Akkad, is the production of the Directorate of Theaters and Music. The play presents the story of a wealthy family and its close friends, whose relation seems to be strong, but suddenly it turned out to be fake and collapsed.

Akkad, the director of play, said to SANA "the work focuses on the lying and deception that takes place in every society regardless of the time or place. The work was widely welcomed by the audience.

Documentary tourist trip to the historic city of Palmyra

 With the participation of about 180 volunteers, the Syrian Association for Exploration and Documentation, "I am  Syrian", organized a documentary tourist trip to the historic city of Palmyra to record notes on the affected archaeological areas and the requirements for improving the service  so as to be accomplished in cooperation with the relevant authorities.

The Palmyra National Museum, the archaeological area, which is next to the oasis of Palms and Olives and the historical spring of Afqa, were the most important areas covered during the trip.

Tourism director of Homs, Ahmed Akash, gave a detailed explanation of the city’s history, its tourism and cultural importance. He  condemned the  terrorist attacks committed by the “ISIS” terrorist organization with the aim of obliterating and  destroying the archaeological monuments  , pointing out that the Ministry of Tourism and Homs Governorate is seeking to revitalize the internal and external tourist movement to the city of Palmyra which is registered  on the World Heritage List.