Syria


  • Region

    Middle East
  • Country

    Syria
  • Cities

    Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, and Mishtāyah
  • Repositories

    Archdiocese of Aleppo (Melkite), Armenian Orthodox Diocese (Aleppo), Greek Catholic Archdiocese (Aleppo), Greek Catholic Patriarchate (Damascus), Fondation Georges et Mathilde Salem, Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Aleppo, Syrian Orthodox Church (Aleppo), Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs, Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchate and Mariamiya Church, Damascus, Archdiocese of Hama, St George of Kfarbo and St George of Mhardeh Churches, Hama, Archdiocese of Latakia, and other church and monastic collections
  • Languages

    Arabic, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic Garshuni, Turkish Garshuni, Greek, Turkish, Persian, Italian, French, Armenian Garshuni, Kurdish and Garshuni
  • Project Dates

    2006-2012

One of the richest archeological and cultural regions in the Middle East, Syria is also home to many ancient religious communities. In Aleppo, HMML has worked extensively with several Christian churches - Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Catholic, and Melkite to name a few - with additional projects in Homs and Damascus. The Syrian Orthodox Church of Saint George in Aleppo held a unique copy of the Chronicle of Michael the Great, a 1598 copy of a 12th-century work by Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Michael the Syrian (SOAA 00250 S). The recent civil war has dislocated and dispersed the population and destroyed monuments. Manuscript collections have been moved or hidden. As in Iraq, HMML’s digital copies often provide the only access to these important texts.

Manuscript from the Syrian Orthodox Church of the Archdiocese of Aleppo (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/508531'>SOAA 124 M</a>) Manuscript from the Syrian Orthodox Church of the Archdiocese of Aleppo (SOAA 124 M)
Ummayad Mosque, Aleppo before the Syrian Civil War Ummayad Mosque, Aleppo before the Syrian Civil War
Liturgical manuscript in Syriac and Arabic Garshuni from the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/502616'>SOAH 5</a>) Liturgical manuscript in Syriac and Arabic Garshuni from the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs (SOAH 5)
Aleppo Aleppo
Digitization technician Ghada Khoury at the Library of the Greek Catholic Patriarchate, Damascus Digitization technician Ghada Khoury at the Library of the Greek Catholic Patriarchate, Damascus
17th-c. Armenian gospel book from the Diocese of Aleppo (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/132922'>AODA 4</a>) 17th-c. Armenian gospel book from the Diocese of Aleppo (AODA 4)
Armenian Cathedral of the Forty Martyrs, Aleppo Armenian Cathedral of the Forty Martyrs, Aleppo
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Mor Gregorios, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, and the unique 16th-c. copy of Michael the Great’s 12th-c. chronicle (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/500917'>SOAA 00250 S</a>) Mor Gregorios, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, and the unique 16th-c. copy of Michael the Great’s 12th-c. chronicle (SOAA 00250 S)
Manuscript in Syriac and Arabic Garshuni from the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/502612'>SOAH 1</a>) Manuscript in Syriac and Arabic Garshuni from the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs (SOAH 1)
Tiny 17th-c. gospel book in Coptic and Arabic from the Fondation Georges et Mathilde Salem, Aleppo (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/501590'>GAMS 1035</a>) Tiny 17th-c. gospel book in Coptic and Arabic from the Fondation Georges et Mathilde Salem, Aleppo (GAMS 1035)
Syria Syria
Damaged Ummayad Mosque, Aleppo Damaged Ummayad Mosque, Aleppo
Damaged Ummayad Mosque, Aleppo Damaged Ummayad Mosque, Aleppo

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