UNESCO agrees to make a study to lift “old Damascus” from the list of endangered heritage

BAKU, (ST)_The world Heritage Committee at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) agrees to lift “old Damascus” from the list of endangered heritage.

The step came during UNESCO’s 43rdsession being held in the Azeri capital of Baku.

Due to the terrorist acts which targeted old Damascus and a number of Syrian archaeological sites, the UNESCO decided in 2013 to include these sites in the list of endangered heritage to draw attention to the dangers that encircle this world human heritage.

Syrian Antiquities, Showcased in "The Splendor of Asia" Exhibition in Beijing, Attract Big Number of Visitors

BEIJING, (ST)- The Syrian antiquities currently showcased in the Syrian stand participating in the "Splendor of  Asia", Exhibition, held at the National Museum of China in Beijing, have attracted many visitors who are interested in Syria's civilization and cultural  heritage.

 The Syrian stand in the exhibition, which sheds light on Asian civilizations, displays 37 archeological pieces that date back to different ages, starting from the pre-historic ages until the Islamic ages, and presents a clear idea about the ancient Syrian civilization.

Mahmoud Hammoud, Director General of Antiquities and Museums (GDAM) in Syria told SANA that the Syrian participation in the exhibition, in which 23 Asian countries are taking part through 451 artifacts, is the first of its kind in terms of cooperation between the GDAM and the National Museum of China.

National Museum of Damascus Hosts Photo Exhibition Depicting Most Beautiful Castles in the Czech Republic

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The National Museum of Damascus on Sunday hosted an exhibition depicting most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic and that go back to different ages. The exhibition was held by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums (GDAM).

On the sidelines of the event, the GDAM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Museum of the Czech Republic providing for forming a Czech-Syrian archeological mission to carry out excavations in the Syrian coast area.

Dr. Faysal al-Mikdad, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said in a statement to journalists that the exhibition is important because it reflects the civilization of the Czech and the Syrian peoples, pointing out that the Czech republic has played a role in preserving the Syrian antiquities.

Antiquities Directorate: Apamea Museum Exposed to Looting and Vandalism by Terrorist Organizations

Apamea is one of the most important archaeological sites in Syria. It contains historic monuments dating back to the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods.

 It is distinguished mainly  by its main street, arches, spiral columns, theater, valleys, cathedral, churches, palace and mosaic panels.

This important archaeological site was brutally targeted by  the savage attacks of the armed terrorist organizations which destroyed and stole a lot of the contents of Apamea   archaeological museum, Qalaat al-Madiq (Al-Madiq castel) and other archaeological places.

Czech website: Palmyra is one of the most important historical treasures

Homs, (ST)-The Czech website Aktualny said that Palmyra is one of the most important historical treasures of the human and cultural heritage of mankind.

The site clarified in a video report, which included 26 recent photographs of Palmyra and its reality after liberation, indicating that the historic center of the city has not been affected by the factors of time or terrorist practices, pointing out that the terrorist organization "Da'esh" experienced its first major defeat in this city.

 

Earlier this month, an exhibition of photographs on the Syrian ruins that were vandalized by terrorist gangs was held in the Belovi area near Prague, Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Prague National Museum.

Amal Farhat