Author: Diana Darke

Diana Darke is a Middle East cultural expert with special focus on Syria. A graduate in Arabic from Oxford University, she has spent 35 years specialising in the Middle East and Turkey, working for both government and commercial sectors. Her previous book is My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Crisis. She reviews book for Chatham House's The World Today and The TLS and her work on Syria is published by the BBC website, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and MEI.

Ancient Syria in Kent village

Ancient Syria in the heart of Kent?

Diana Darke
stained glass

Diana Darke writes about stained glass at Brabourne having possible Syrian roots; skilled craftsmen who created stained glass, were often taken prisoner by Norman Crusader knights and brought to Europe.