Video of the Day: Dandashi horsemen in Tall Kalakh, Syria in 1958

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on January 7th, 2010 in Syria

Since the subject entry below was the Dandashi horse breeding clan of Tall-Kalakh, Syria, here is a 1958 YouTube video of Dandashi family members celebrating the union of Syria and Egypt into one single state with horse fantasias and other equestrian games with swords and spears. Note the pretty grey horse from 2.20 to 2.40

PS – the Arabic title of the video mentions the Dandashi clan as a part of the Shammar tribe. That’s a modern fabrication since the Dandashi are known to be Kurdish origin.

2 Responses to “Video of the Day: Dandashi horsemen in Tall Kalakh, Syria in 1958”

  1. The most stressless 15 minutes of my day, I watched it 3 times. Beautiful horses thanks for posting.

  2. Those horses ring my bell!

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