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December, 2019

  • 6 December

    Clogs…Old rare heritage with few makers

    Damascus, SANA_ To arrive to Mahmoud Sayyala’s shop, the owner of a shop in al-Qabaqbiya Souk,adjacent to the Umayyad Mosque, is not difficult since he is one of the few …

  • 1 December

    Barada Panel… largest mosaic panel adorns portico Umayyad Mosque

    Damascus, SANA_ The mosaic pieces that adorn entrance of the Great Umayyad Mosque are intertwined to embody Barada River and Ghouta of Damascus through the largest mosaic panel existed in …

November, 2019

  • 30 November

    Syrian film gets best director award at Marrakech International Festival

    Damascus, SANA_ The Syrian film (Nahari Bahri) by al-Muhannad Kalthoum won the best director award at the 4th edition of  Marrakech International Film Festival for the Exchange of Cultures in …

  • 28 November

    Culture Ministry Launches Cinema National Library Project at al-Kindi Movie Theatre in Damascus

    Damascus, SANA- Within the Festivity of the Culture Ministry Day, the General Organization for Cinema has launched Cinematic Project under the title “Cinema National Library” at al-Kindi Movie Theatre in …

  • 24 November

    A joint art exhibition between children from Syria and Hungary in Budapest

    Budapest, SANA- An artistic exhibition showcasing 645 paintings was held at the Hungarian capital city of Budapest with the participation of Syrian and Hungarian children. The exhibition was held at …

  • 19 November

    4th Basalt Sculpture Forum in Deir Ezzor confirms the city’s victory over terrorism

    Deir Ezzor, SANA_ The “Fourth Basalt Sculpture Forum-Victory” forum kicked off on Monday at the Martyrs’ Garden in Deir Ezzor city. Prominent fine artists and sculptors from different Syrian provinces …

  • 18 November

    Aziz Ismail, a pioneer of Syrian fine arts, passes away

    Damascus, SANA – Aziz Ismail, a pioneer of Syrian modern fine arts, passed away on Monday at the age of 92, and was laid to rest at al-Liwa Cemetery in …

  • 18 November

    57 paintings depicting scenes from life summarize vision of artist Diab on life

    Damascus, SANA_ 57 paintings depicting scenes from life that summarize vision of plastic artist Osama Diab on life were showcased in his exhibition held in Fatih al-Mudarres Art Gallery in …

  • 18 November

    Shaqqa archaeological monuments living witness to ancient civilizations

    Sweida, SANA_ Several archaeological monuments in the town of Shaqqa, to the north-eastern countryside of Sweida, are a living witness to ancient civilizations that have passed down the region and …

  • 18 November

    People of ancient Palmyra, first to establish a tax system in the world

    Palmyra, SANA- People of the ancient city of Palmyra benefited from the location of their city on the Silk Road for international trade and their contact with neighboring civilizations. They …