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Kurdistan d'Irak, dernier refuge des Chrétiens d'Irak | ParisMatch.com

Kurdistan d'Irak, dernier refuge des Chrétiens d'Irak | ParisMatch.com | Nuevas Geografías | Scoop.it

"Enlèvements, prises d’otages, exécutions, attentats rythment le quotidien des chrétiens d’Irak depuis la chute de Saddam Hussein. Les extrémistes se réclamant de l'Islam auteurs de ces crimes n’ont qu’un objectif : « purifier » le pays. Pour beaucoup, le Kurdistan d’Irak est devenu l’unique terre d’asile.[...] Ce webdocumentaire est la version multimédia et interactive du reportage qu’a effectué Louis Villers du 11 au 26 avril 2011 dans le nord de l’Irak, dont les articles ont été diffusés quotidiennement sur le site parismatch.com."


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Virtual tour of the Haga Sophia

Virtual tour of the Haga Sophia | Nuevas Geografías | Scoop.it

This is one of the more impressive cultural landmarks in the world, and architectural marvel.  Studying the cultural landscape reveals that multiple 'layers' are superimposed one upon another.  This phenomenon, known as sequent occupance, is most plainly manifested in this site.  The Haga Sophia has been both a Christian and Muslim holy site, depending which political empire has controlled the city of Istanbul.       


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 15, 2014 12:57 PM

Visiting the Haga Sophia is on my bucket list for sure! I find it fascinating how one beautiful site can radiate so many different historical periods as well as cultural differences. The Haga Sophia has traces of the religions and people that held control over it at one time or another. 

Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 7, 2015 4:59 PM

Haga Sophia is a cultural landmark that has been a Christian and Muslim holy site that all depends on who was in control of the land of that particular time. This is a great example of different times in history that use the same monument and how it plays a significant role in the people of time past and present.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 4:29 PM

This is a place of both Christian and Muslim society. It is in control by a system of sequent occupancy, meaning that who ever is in control of the area of the time is in control of the Haga Sophia. This one site shows the past of different religions and people. It tells a story of its past, present and future.