Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s
Cultural Heritage / Syria

Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s

Special report by Adam Blitz. On 17 December 2013 Sotheby’s (New York) commenced its Important Judaica sale. To be auctioned was “An Exceedingly Rare Hebrew Synagogue Carving” (Lot 93). Sotheby’s catalogue states that the object was made of Walnut and incised with seven words from Psalm 19 verse 9 framed by an ebony border and inlaid with … Continue reading

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Father Paolo dall’Oglio in Syria
Leaders & People / Syria

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Father Paolo dall’Oglio in Syria

Special report by Adam Blitz for Father Paulo’s 60th birthday, who continues to be held captive in Syria.
“Paolo’s vision was to create a monastic order dedicated to Abrahamic hospitality and Christian-Islamic dialogue and, until the war, Deir Mar Musa was a meeting point for Syrians of all faiths from across the country… Continue reading

ArchaeoVentures: A Digger & A Diver Chisel Through to the 21st Century for Women In Science
Cultural Heritage / Leaders & People

ArchaeoVentures: A Digger & A Diver Chisel Through to the 21st Century for Women In Science

  Katie Paul and Justine Benanty, founders of ArchaeoVentures, launch today a weekly online video series to advance women in science beyond the stereotypes to feature lively dialogue on current scientific archeological research both in the ground and underwater and in environments with increasingly global political, humanitarian, and environmental challenges. An Anthropologist and Archaeologist, Paul, … Continue reading