Syria's Cultural Heritage in Conflict: Caabu and The Mosaic Rooms Lecture with Ross Burns

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Date: Monday, 5 Jun 2017 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House
226 Cromwell Road, London
SW5 0SW
Closest Tube: Earl's Court
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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

Caabu and The Mosaic Rooms would like to invite Members to a lecture by Ross Burns, author of Aleppo: A History and the Monuments of Syria.

When: 5 June 2017, 19:00-20:30

Where:  The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0SW. See here for directions.

Seating is limited so RSVP is essential. Please confirm your attendance with Joseph Willits (willitsj@caabu.org).  

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About the speaker:

Ross Burns worked in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs for 37 years until his retirement in 2003, with roles including Ambassador to Syria and Lebanon (based in Damascus) from 1984 to 1987, as Minister in Paris (and Ambassador to UNESCO) and as Ambassador in South Africa (1992 95), Athens (1998 2001) and Tel Aviv (2001 2003). After his retirement, he completed a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney on The Origins of the Colonnaded Axes of the Cities of the Near East Under Rome. He is the author of Damascus (Routledge, 2004) and Monuments of Syria (3rd edition, 2009).

Caabu Director, Chris Doyle on Ross Burns' book on Aleppo: "Few people have done more to promote and preserve an understanding of extraordinary heritage of Syria than Ross Burns. This authoritative work on the history of Aleppo, one of the world's oldest cities stands proudly alongside his 'Monuments of Syria' and history of Damascus, detailing the unique treasures that survive but many that have been lost forever."

You can also keep up to date with Caabu's work by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter. You can also support our work here

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