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Diana Darke

Diana Darke

Diana Darke is a Middle East cultural expert specializing in Syria who has visited the Dead Cities on numerous occasions between 1978 and 2010. She is the author of “Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe” (2020).

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How Syrian Monastery Culture Spread

How Syrian Monastery Culture Spread

Syrian monastic culture was extensive and influential, yet remains underappreciated, especially its effect on European Christianity, from architecture to music to religious practice. That same inspirational culture is under constant threat today, with destruction from aerial bombardment by Russian and Syrian forces.

Diana Darke