The Fez Throughout History

The Fez Throughout History

The fez, or tarboush as it is called in the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan) is also called “سر بوشش دادن” in Persian, which means headdress. This flat-topped men’s hat is red, cone-shaped, made out of felt, and topped with a tassel. Some sources say the...

The British princess who left her palace to live in the Syrian desert

The British princess who left her palace to live in the Syrian desert

150 years ago, Jane Digby, the great English beauty, left her palace to live a love story in the Syrian desert. Jane Digby was married four times, including to Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria. Her love of travel took her to the East in 1852. In Syria, she fell in love with...

Rising Generation

Rising Generation

Everybody needs to read to become a highly-qualified, well-educated person and to be able to understand the matters which surround them. Books are one of the ways that a person can increase their knowledge and culture. I recently finished reading a book called “Rising...

Our Souls Have an Echo That We Must Hear

Our Souls Have an Echo That We Must Hear

We laugh and cry, feel happy and sad, angry and calm. We can feel everything around us, but sometimes we just can’t feel what goes on inside us. What does it mean when we fail to connect with our inner self? What could our silence sometimes mean? Or the comfort that...

Giving Is the Most Valuable Gift

Giving Is the Most Valuable Gift

Sadio Mane is one of the superstars on the Liverpool team. His presence and exploits have seen him by Jurgen Klopp’s side at the top of the Premier League table and they are on course to break their 30-year title jinx. Mane earns approximately 10.2 million dollars...

Queen Elizabeth Wore Damask Brocade

Queen Elizabeth Wore Damask Brocade

The city of Damascus is famous for its unique type of fabric, called brocade, which Damascus was famous for three thousand years ago. It takes ten hours to make one meter of damask because of the delicate, complex patterns and attention to detail. Brocade is an...