PhotoOrientalist website

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  1. gr82bart

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    Came across this website of historical photos of North Africa and the Middle East. Pretty fascinating. A wealth of traditional photography here.

    http://www.photorientalist.org/

    Regards, Art
     
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    Both wonderful and sad. Since my mother's side of the family is from Syria, I read about what has happened to Palmyra:

    "After capturing Palmyra, ISIS, or DAESH as it is known in the Arab world, systematically destroyed the site’s most treasured shrines including the Temple of Baal, the Temple of Baalshmin and the Monumental Arch, in a feeble attempt to erase a period of history. However, the worst atrocity committed by DAESH was the kidnapping, torture, and execution of Khaled al-Assaad, the 82-year-old archeologist who dedicated over 50 years of his life to researching the ruins of Palmyra."

    At least we have photos - the only thing to remain.
     
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