Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Resafa, Syria

Inside his tent, an Arab sheikh presides over a clan gathering in the Syrian Desert.  Not that anyone in the clan lives there.  The desert's function now is to provide a setting for families to reunite and affirm the wisdom of traditional ways.  Nearby Resafa (a city called Sergiopolis under the Byzantines) was abandoned centuries ago.  [1993]

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