Damascus Remembered: Walking The City In Time

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Damascus Remembered: Walking The City In Time
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Damascus Remembered: Walking The City In Time says
Similar to the Renaissance artists who immortalized their cities in painting, Damascene scholars visualized their city in text. Starting in the 12th century when the great Damascene scholar Ibn ‘Asakir decided to pen down a description of his walk in the city, there began a new way of walking, viewing, and writing about the city. It is a way of describing the city that became a tradition of writing about Damascus by its citizens, which continued until the 20th century. Discover how native Damascenes described, remembered, and memorialized their city over the centuries for the purpose of preserving it and protecting its image in words.

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By: Aga Khan Museum