Call for Photos of Cultural Heritage in Syria and Kurdistan

The Abraham Path Initiative is working to develop a walking path across the Middle East that retraces the journey of Abraham, the legendary ancestor of over half of humanity, who is known for his hospitality and kindness toward strangers. This path links thousands of years of history and countless layers of diverse cultures that characterize this beautiful, complex region.

Contemporary geopolitical realities unfortunately make it impossible to develop some sections of the trail, but we still hope that one day soon the entire route will be accessible to walkers. In the mean time, we are including these regions in our growing online guidebook to highlight their cultural heritage and to allow travelers to experience them virtually.

We need your help! Since we cannot travel to some of these areas to photograph sites ourselves, we are issuing an open request for photos of these locations.

Please send us your best photos of the following places along with a short caption or title. With your permission we will publish them in our online guidebook with full attribution.

Your images will not be sold and will only be used to promote cultural heritage along the Abraham Path. Wetransfer.com or Dropbox transfers are appreciated. Please share this message with your network to help us reach others with a connection to these places.

Send to photos@abrahampath.org.

We are especially interested in photos of the following places:

Syria:

Jabal al-Aqra (incl Ras al-Basit and Kessab)
Ugarit
Qalaat Saladin
Apamea
Masyaf
Krak des Chevaliers
Aleppo
Deir Semaan, Qalaat Semaan
Dead Cities
Ebla
Hama
Homs
Maalula
Seidnaya, Nebi Habil
Damascus
Shahba
Qanawat
Bosra
Palmyra

Kurdistan:

Kilis
Mardin
Tur Abdin
Deyrulzaferan Monastery (aka Mar Hanania, Saffron Monastery)
Mor Augen (St. Eugene) Monastery
Monastery of Mor Gabriel
Ibrahim al-Khalil Crossing
Zakho
Amadiya
Duhok
Lalish
Al Qosh
Erbil