أُعِيذُكُمَا بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ ، وَهَامَّةٍ ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لَامَّةٍ
Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you.
just a thank you to all and a note … i have two blogs on this wordpress, this one the nice, mellow, life one and another that is all geopolitics. many people do not care for politics and i get tired of all gloom and doom myself being activist, so i created this blog site for retreating and re energizing. i do not know how to fix it so that if someone wants to follow me they get the correct blog they like … any hints would be appreciated
Bored Panda - "Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people. They move 5 to 10 times per year, building huts when the temperature is -40 and herding reindeer for transportation, clothing and food.
Juicy shredded beef with the flavors of Mexico all wrapped into a corn tortilla and smothered in green sauce and cheese. I'm topping mine with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, more cheese and green sauce. Add some rice and beans and you'll think you're in a Mexican restaurant, enjoy!
In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,
"The body is the house of God. That is why it is said, “Man know thyself.”" -- African Proverb
When I was less Knowledgeable, I would search the aisles of a convenience store for the best brand of Shampoo. "Not tested on Animals" was a phrase that appealed to me.
Damascus, (SANA)- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, marked on 27th October, aims to raise awareness of the importance of audio and visual documents of heritage of which Syria forms a milestone since ancient times.
Deputy Director of Laboratory Department at the Archeology and Museum Directorate, Mahmoud al-Sayyed, said in a statement to SANA that the scientific data and archeological findings show that the statue of Ornina, the first singer of temple in the old world, was found in Syria.
Al-Sayyed pointed out that archeological statues, wall murals, embossed sculpture boards, remains of musical instruments and old inscriptions which have been unearthed in Syria are among its most important sources to know about the types, shapes and features of musical instruments and understand the musical scale.
He highlighted that the archive of the Kingdom of Mari on the right bank of the Euphrates river is one of the richest and most significant written source dated back to the Bronze age that provides insight into the situation of music and musicians and the royal palace’s training centers at that time.
Syria is also home to the oldest orchestra scene that was disclosed in the archeological site of Tal al-Hariri and which shows the diversity of the musical instruments used in the kingdom and indicates the development of joint musical playing and tunning.
Al-Sayyed clarified that this scene marked a new stage of the development of music in terms of the emergence of orchestras and paving the way for musical notes.
He made clear that the most remarkable music innovation which the Syrians have offered the human civilization is represented in the oldest full musical note engraved in an earthen tablet containing four verses written in cuneiform, which are followed by six lines naming the Babylonian music dimensions.
The tablet was unearthed during excavation works in the ruins of the Kingdom of Ugarit in Lattakia between 1950-1955 and dates back to the Late Bronze Age in the 14th century B.C..
The flute, lyre, drum, rebeck and the lute were among other musical instruments proven to have been used in Syria since early periods as indicated by the archeological sculptures and cuneiform inscriptions discovered in several sites.
From Australian Geographic:
Australian solar eclipse: Friday 10 May 2013
An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon covers a majority of the Sun, creating a ring or 'annulus' of light. (Credit: Getty)
Aussies can catch a glimpse of a so-called annular solar eclipse this week, the only one until 2035.
ON FRIDAY MORNING, an annular solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Australia, for the last time until 2035.
Damascus, (SANA) – Several countries in the world, including Syria, will witness a partial solar eclipse on Sunday November 3rd.
Chairman of the Syrian Astronomical Society Mohammad al-Asiri said that the eclipse will be partial in Syria, ranging between 15% in the north and 25% in the south of Syria, lasting around 1 hour and 25 minutes.
He said the eclipse will be around21% in Damascus and will occur during sunset, finishing minutes before the sun sinks below the horizon, starting at 3:13 PM, peaking at 3:58 and ending at 4:38.
Al-Asiri warned against staring at the sun during the partial eclipse as this is harmful to the human eye and may result in permanent loss of vision, noting that the Society will specify areas for monitoring this event using special goggles and telescopes.