Syrian Artists Build Replicas of Their Country’s Destroyed Monuments

But a group of Syrian artists at the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan have come together to salvage some memories of their country's lost treasures.

During Syria’s four-year war, a large number of the country’s ancient monuments and artifacts have been destroyed by both ISIS and Syrian bombs targeted at Islamic extremists. For example, in August 2015, ISIS destroyed Palmyra, known as one of the most important cultural centers on the planet.  That, however, won’t stop this group of Syrian refugee artists in Jordan (with some support from the United Nations and Internal Relief and Development) from constructing miniature models of Syria’s ancient architecture to salvage memories and artifacts for the Syria History and Civilization project. Continue reading “Syrian Artists Build Replicas of Their Country’s Destroyed Monuments”