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


Syria's Archaeological Treasures in an Exhibition at Al-Baath University

(ST) - Faculty of Tourism at Al-Baath University has recently organized an exhibition of photographs that represents the most important tourist and historical landmarks and heritage in Syria and books that deal with tourism and the means of developing tourism industry.

Dr. Hassan Mashraqi, Dean of the Faculty of Tourism, pointed out that the exhibition includes more than 40 photographs of the most important tourist attractions in Syria, as well as pictures of the nature of our country and its charming archaeological sites and ancient inscriptions in addition to books that deal with tourism.

Syrian Expatriate Presents Damascus National Museum Two Syrian Archeological Pieces, Previously Smuggled to Italy in 1960s

DAMASCUS, (ST)-  Syrian Expatriate, Dr. Radwan Khawatmi, who  has been living in Italy over the past 50 years, has presented the Damascus National Museum two Syrian archeological pieces that were previously smuggled to Italy in the 1960s of last century.

Dr. Khawatmi had seen these two Syrian artifacts being sold in an auction in Italy, so he bought them with the purpose of presenting them to the Damascus National Museum, their normal place.

The General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) held on Monday a special ceremony under the patronage of Culture Ministry at the National Museum in Damascus to celebrate receiving the present.