About Syrian Memories
Founded in early 2023, the Syrian Memories mission is to celebrate Syrian history and heritage through an accessible digital collection of visuals and stories representing Syria’s rich history and diverse regions.
1960 Deir ez-Zor Al-Ayour Bridge and Al-Saraya Mosque Vintage Postcard. Take home this memory today!
Much of Syria’s past is hard to access. Until 2011, there was barely any interest in academic and publishing circles. State archives are difficult to access, existing history websites are hard to navigate, and collective memory has been often shaped to reflect the interests and narratives of ideologues and those in power.
As Syria’s fortunes have fallen, the nation fragmenting and its people splintered across the globe there has been a desire to recapture, romanticize and recollect simpler times.
This longing to connect back to Syria’s rich and diverse past has inspired me to create this platform – a growing digital collection of visuals - old pictures, postcards, posters, art, stories and artifacts - representing the rich history and diverse regions of Syria.
Welcome to Syrian Memories - Learn what inspired me to create this platform.