EXHIBITING SYRIA 

WITHOUT WRECKS

 - WHAT -

SHAM SHAM

IS A MULTIMEDIA PROJECT SHOWING SYRIAN PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS

BEFORE THEIR WRECKS

GOT THE ATTENTION

OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

 - WHERE -

SHAM

IS THE UNOFFICIAL WORD IN ARABIC

TO INDICATE DAMASCUS AND SYRIA

TO SEE SHAM IT TAKES A ROTATION OF THE USUAL POINT OF VIEW

KHARTOUM

ADDIS ABABA

BENGHAZI

CAIRO

SANA'A

TEHRAN

YEREVAN

BAGHDAD

ANKARA

ISTANBUL

ATHENS

ROME

DOHA

DAMASCUS

ALEPPO

N

TUNIS

AFTER THE FIRST ARAB-MUSLIM CONQUESTS,GEOGRAPHERS

AND CHRONICLERS'MAPS HAD MECCA AT THE CENTRE

AND WERE ORIENTED TOWARDS EAST. CARDINAL DIRECTIONS WERE ROTATED COUNTERCLOCKWISE: THE TERRITORIES TO THE LEFT(SHIMAL/SHAMAL)OF MECCA BECAME BILAD ASH SHAM

THE TERRITORIES TO THE RIGHT (YAMIN) WERE NAMED YEMEN.

 - WHY -

 - PROJECTS -

 
 
 
 
 
 

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SHAM SHAM IS A PROJECT MADE BY GIUSEPPE ALIZZI