DGAM participates in activities in Rome and Brussels

Since the beginning of this month, the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums participated in an exhibition and workshop held in Rome and Brussels, according to the DGAM website.

The exhibition was held in Rome in Italy on October 6th under the title ‘Rising from the Destruction’. It was organized by the Association of Civilizations Meeting represented by Senator Francesco Rutelli in cooperation with Professor Paolo Matthiae.

The Italian President Sergio Mattarella opened the exhibition and he was accompanied by Foreign Minister, Culture Minister and archaeologists. 

The Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni Silveri gave a speech after the opening ceremony and he talked about the importance of the exhibition being held during the current circumstance Syria and Iraq are going through.

Training Course on Risk Management of Cultural Heritage during Crises

A training course on risk management of cultural heritage in times of crises began Tuesday in Sharjah city in the United Arab of Emirates with the participation of a Syrian delegation from the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM). The course is due to continue for 23 days.

According to DGAM, the course focuses on the risk management before, during and after crises and first aid intervention strategy as well as linking risk management with the heritage management policies.

World summits, photo exhibition zeroed in on Syrian archeological heritage

Over the past three weeks, the Syrian archeological heritage has been a main topic in several world activities held in Japan, Holland and Scotland.

The Eighth World Archeological Congress held in Kyoto, Japan, discussed the  Syrian heritage and damages caused to the historical sites during the ongoing crisis in the country, according to the Tishreen newspaper [In Arabic].

The paper reported that the Syrian delegation, which took part in the WAC, gave several lectures on the efforts exerted by the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) to protect the historic sites in Syria and the current situation in Palmyra city [Tadmor].

Archeological conference, exhibition on Syrian al-Marqab citadel kicked off in Hungary

An exhibition on the Syrian Qalaat al-Marqab [Margat] kicked off Tuesday in Rattskava city in Hungary in the presence of the Director of Cultural Relations in the Hungarian cabinet Mrs. Kotalin Shylock.

The 22-day exhibition held within the activities of the archeological conference being held in Esztergomcity includes the results of the joint Syrian-Hungarian mission operating in Qalaat al-Marqab [al-Marqab citadel], which is located near Baniyas city.

Important archaeological site in Hasaka damaged by terrorists

The Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums has declared that the Tel Taban site in Hasaka province has been damaged because of attacks carried out by armed terrorist groups there.

It said in a statement released Thursday that terrorists dug three tunnels in the western and northern sides of the hill [Tel Taban] causing big damages to the important archaeological levels of the hill, which is located south of the city of Hasaka on the eastern bank of al-Basel Lake dam.