This book is set in a small village in Syria, north of Damascus. The inhabitants of Maaloula, mostly Christians and Muslims, are among the last speakers of the language supposed to be the language of Christ. They call themselves Aramaic. In this narrative where photography and text are equal parts, the two authors start from a documentary approach and an attempt to describe a complex reality, during two journeys, to finish with a fictional narrative. Written on the spot, this third stage of the journey gave rise to a reinterpretation of the reality they had experienced, the photography, in color this time, going to the village over the course of the days to look for images that would be the “proof” of the imaginary story.