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The Museum Of Dair Atiah

“ Deir Atiah, which is known for its beautiful environment, fresh water, fertile fields, and soft air, is also known for its loyal, mindful, and active inhabitants. The Museum of Deir Atiah is in fact a live symbol of the generosity and sacrifices that it takes to preserve the national heritage and customs. It has been gathered in its distinguished five buildings and a garden that is designed as an open-air museum that kept from decay true and valuable evidence from local memory that serves as witness to the pedigree and notability of the inhabitants of the region. Their creativeness is well displayed in the field of agriculture, industry, trade, handicrafts, different types of arts like arms, coins, trinkets, stamps, painting, and some other articles from the quotidian life that are also proofs of this creativeness. Moreover, the museum contains finds that were uncovered during excavations in Damascus Countryside Governorate, especially Yabroud, with material dating back to the prehistoric, bronze, Classic, and Arab-Islamic periods. In addition, it contains many important archaeological object that were saved from illegal excavators and smugglers. Furthermore, the museum of Deir Atiah is but one link in a long chain of work that the inhabitants of the town have achieved with their own efforts, to protect their local heritage, it is meant to be source of cultural and knowledge, and inspiration symbol to be followed.”

Source:The Musuem of Deir Atiah

14 Comments:

  • Ghalia!
    You never stop amusing me!

    By Anonymous Anas Akkawi, at 11/6/06 8:28 PM  

  • very very cool.. a must visit

    By Blogger Omar, at 12/6/06 1:28 AM  

  • Looks very interesting! To preserve national hertiage is most important and I love to see and learn!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 12/6/06 8:49 AM  

  • beautiful..

    wow, Der Atieh, is like the "Qarieh alnamozajieh" in syria.. lol

    great post ghalia.. like always

    By Blogger Yazan, at 12/6/06 9:57 AM  

  • Ghalia - I have an URGENT request: I came upon a blog of a Gazan physician and Human Right activist, a native, this morning - her namy is Mona El-Farra! This is her URL .. http://fromgaza.blogspot.com/

    Read her post!
    She needs badly some psychological support to have the feeling she's not alone with the struggle. She was at the hospital in which little Huda and the rest of her surviving family were treated after this horrid attack at the beach on Friday!
    I think we can ALL make a difference by simply dropping her some supportive lines ... maybe regularily, and to give her the strength to keep on helping others!
    Maybe you can as well engage some friends ...
    Whoever reads that - you're welcome to join!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 12/6/06 1:27 PM  

  • Ghalia thanx for the valuable info (always).

    By Blogger abufares, at 12/6/06 2:03 PM  

  • Great post Ghalia!! It is nice to hear of the past being preserved for future generations. To learn one's history of the land they live on is important to me. It gives meaning to our heritage. I am grateful that the museum was able to do that with your country.

    By Blogger chet, at 13/6/06 8:11 AM  

  • Very nice ! I adore such places :D

    By Blogger Abed. Hamdan, at 13/6/06 4:00 PM  

  • دائما بتاخدينا لمكان جديد ورائع
    بس الأروع هو الكتابة واختيار الصور
    مشكوررررررررررررررررررررة كثيييييييييييييييييييييييير

    By Blogger ayhm jzzan, at 14/6/06 8:32 PM  

  • Simply delightful!..
    Thank you, Ghalia..

    By Blogger The Syrian Brit, at 14/6/06 10:21 PM  

  • i love munich,
    Thank you for highlighting the plight of the Gazan doctor..
    I will be visiting her blog to offer my support.. for what it's worth!!..
    Thanks again

    By Blogger The Syrian Brit, at 14/6/06 10:23 PM  

  • i have been there ,but never knew about the museum..thx for the information..i shall go there when day

    By Blogger Haider Droubi, at 15/6/06 4:19 PM  

  • A word to syrian brit ..
    You're most welcome! I feel we all must stand united against this unspeakable injustice and suffering going on there and if all we can do from here is lend psychological support, it is our obligation to give it!
    Mona is doing a fantastic job and deserves every possible help and support in order to keep on standing on her feet and extending a helping hand to others!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 16/6/06 12:44 AM  

  • a very special place for a very special people!interesting places,interesting people.i cant wait to visit!fresh air,fresh water,fresh food what else you need?i hope my dream of getting there is near,ill do everything to visit Deir Atia!just for the syrian goverment can you please add more tourism advertisments,for so lots of foreign tourist can visit and enjoy what Deir Atia can offer.LONG LIVE DEIR ATIA!

    By Blogger marvin, at 31/1/08 9:38 PM  

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