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Tag Archives: Syria
Amy Nimr: Untitled (1936)
A few miles northwest of Tunis, with its sidewalk cafés and streets lined by rows of manicured ficus trees and its avenues named after European cities, there is a poor suburb of eighty thousand people called Douar Hicher….In November, I … Continue reading
The only surviving spherical astrolabe was purchased at auction in 1962 by the Oxford Museum of the History of Science. It is signed by its maker, Mūsa (the Arabic equivalent of Moses), who is otherwise unknown—but the particular style of … Continue reading
A still from Hrair Sarkissian’s video Homesick (2014), in which he destroys a scale model of the apartment building in Damascus in which he grew up and where his parents still live.