Mosiacs prove again and again that Syria is the cradle of civilizations and cultural dialogue among nations.

The word mosaic is originally a Greek word: museion which was used to denote the art of decoration in which small pieces or cubes of stone, enamel, glass or ceramic is used combined by means of an adhesive or mortar to form patterns, human figures or animal images, and later complete scenes of life. In Latin, the word is musiuum Opus which was changed into mussiuum, and in a later stage, Mosaque. Mosaics are distinctive marks of Mediterranean civilization.

 They spread in Mesopotamia, then all over the Roman Empire; Italy, France, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Bilad alCham (the Levant), al Maghrib and Andalusia. Mosaics were extensively used during the Greek and Roman periods to decorate temples and houses of the nobility. During the Byzantine period they continued so, but their subjects were different. In the Middle Ages their use expanded to cover churches, mosques, palaces, schools and khans.

Slovak traveler: Damascus is the oldest inhabited city since thousands years

Slovak traveler Peter Dusidla described Damascus as the oldest inhabited city in the world for thousands of years.

In an interview to a Slovakian site, during his tour in Aleppo, Dusidla described the friendly, harmonious, generous and tolerant atmosphere he had touched in all  the Syrian cities , pointing out the welcoming and warm hospitality of Syrians to foreign visitors.

Syria Times reporters visited the Food Street activity which is part of the “Cham Gather Us” Festival.

On July 16, the 2nd session of “Cham Gathers Us” Festival kicked off in Tishreen Park in Damascus.

The Food Street presents a wide range of Syrian and western dishes for food enthusiasts.

“About 25 restaurants from Damascus participated in the 90m-long Food Street. The food shops present Damascene food such as Yalange, TaboullahHaraq bi Asboua’aou, roasted chicken, westernfast food sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, sweets, Sushi, Onion Chips, fresh juices, and others,” Firas al-Omeri, the Director of Food Street activity said to Syria Times.

Western tourist group: Palmyra is a human heritage and we invite everyone to visit it

Within the framework of the return of tourist movement to the Syrian Archaeological sites, a group of foreign tourists has lately visited the archeological city of Palmyra. The members of the group were from different nationalities: French, British, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Australian, Canadian, German, Norwegian and Slovakian. They reviewed the archaeological sites and the residential city and documented the devastation caused by the systematic attacks of the terrorist organization "Daesh" before it was defeated from the area by the brave Syrian Army.

"Our Country is Beautiful in our Eyes" 2019

"Our Country is Beautiful in our Eyes" is the title of an activity kicked off last month under the patronage of Tourism Ministry in order to introduce Syrian tourist and cultural attractions and activate tourist and cultural sectors.

The activity, held for the second year running, aimed at helping youths and children develop and enhance their talents and capabilities to disseminate the culture of promoting the values of Syrian cultural heritage monuments.