Friday, June 15, 2007

Culture... R.I.P.

I took a course in Islamic arts as an elective in my first year. I honeslty chose because of the good reputation of its professor and, m ore importantly, it was the only elective available for me that summer.
I enjoyed taking classes with Dr. Abbadi and it was pretty interesting how wxcited he'd get when talking about the different Islaimc mosques and buliding constructed during the Islamic era. He talked about those pieces of art as if he was talking about a house he had built himself. It made us appreciate our culture more than we did before.

Then the war broke in Iraq , the museum was stolen with street people walking in and taking whatever the liked while the US troops were guarding the ministry of oil. As years passed by every aspect of the rich culture in Iraq was attacked and ruined.

When people get hurt, they can forgive you. Generations can forgive and sometimes forget and life goes on.
History can never forgive you.


Moey said...

history... what can i say!

Citizen N~ said...

:( this is sad..
The fact that some people/human beings "not necessarily Iraqis" are stealing something so valuable just for the money..or whatever other cause , is really disapointing .
It will never be the same again. Ever.

Hareega said...

Totally agree citizen n- these damages are irreversible, a loss to all humanity. I wish one day these treasures can be rertieved.
nice blog you got too

Yazan Ashqar said...

Jad enno eshi beghar,,