The Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) has confirmed that Tel Mozan plus hundreds of archaeological sites in Qameshli area are in 'excellent shape' due to the cooperation of the local community with the directorate.
It said in a statement published on the DGAM's website that the local community protected Tel Mozan and the other sites from the gangs and smugglers in the said area, which is located in northeastern of Syria.
The statement was published yesterday following a visit made by DGAM's Director General Maamoun Abdulkarimto Tel Mozan and archaeological sites in al-Qameshli and Malkeyeh areas in Hasaka province.
The DGAM thanked the local community for protecting the archaeological sites during the difficult circumstances the country is going through.
Tel Mozan is one of the most important archaeological sites in Qameshli area where U.S. mission worked for many years and discovered that there is an important kingdom, whose buildings date back to 3000-1400 BC.
There are 10.000 archeological sites in Syria, 300 of them have been damaged since the start of the terrorist war on Syria, Abdulkarim told the French Le Figaro newspaper last year.