Exhibition and dialogue session on Syriac calligraphy held in Mosul, Iraq 

MOSUL, Iraq — Under the title Syriac Calligraphy Embodies Creativity and Originality and auspices of Syriac language professor, calligrapher and sculptor Butros Qasha, the Franco-Iraqi Cultural Institute in Mosul held an exhibition and a dialogue session.

The dialogue session touched on the Syriac language and the importance of preserving its historical and cultural heritage, within three themes.

The first theme dealt with the Syriac language and adopting it in translating the Bible in early Christianity. The second theme discussed the Syriac and Arabic biblical phrases and inscriptions on the facades of Mosul’s heritage houses. The third theme included academic studies of eastern dialects between reality and ambition.

A large number of specialists and those interested in the Syriac language and calligraphy attended the session. Other personalities also participated via video technology.