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Source: Directorate of the Antiquities of Bosra ash-Sham

Turning Heritage Sites Into a Platform for Voice and Collective Identity

by The Aleppo Project on January 16, 2017

Sina Zekavat in Mangal Media writes about a new relationship forming with the Syrian people and their heritage. It expands upon the idea that heritage doesn’t have to be just a place for historical preservation but also a place for identity and socio-political representation. Heritage spaces like Bosra al-Sham allow for political expression and collective memory, in a place where the voices of these Syrian people are being erased. This is redefining the way we look at historical sites but also the process of protest and reconciliation.

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The Aleppo ProjectTurning Heritage Sites Into a Platform for Voice and Collective Identity