02 12 2022

ISSA Syria \ Reconstructing home after war with sculptures

The first Junada stone sculpture symposium, and ISSA Syria, was held in the city of Tartus, Syria. The event was held from November 1 to 15, and 15 Syrian national artists participated. The sculpture camp was to promote tourism in tartuos while making these sculptures in Junada resort.

Tartus is a Mediterranean port city in western Syria, the capital of the province of Tartus and the second largest port in Syria. The city's history dates back to 2000 BC, when the Phoenicians established a colony on the island of Arwad, west of Tartus, and called it "Antaradus", meaning "town facing the island of Arwad". During Byzantine time it was called "Tortosa". It was an important supply port and military base for the Crusaders, and was conquered by Saladin in 1188.

Contributor: ISSA Syrian Member Aktham Abdulhamid

Editor: Liu Qin, Song Mingcheng

Translator: Sun Ya’nan, Sun Shuang

Legal advisor: Tao Ranting