Tel Bokross ... First Farming Village in Stone Age

(ST) - Archaeological Tel Bokross Hill in the city of Deir –Ezzour represents a model for the first farming village that was built by a unified plandates back to the Stone Age where houses were in close contact to each other and form one row on either side of the road and the village square.

"The archaeological researcher, Yaroub al –Abdullah, pointed out that the village dates back to 5900 BC. The number of the discovered houses reached to 188, and every house includes three long rooms built from dried adobes, the floors and walls were painted with mud or plaster.

Terrorist organizations destroy Shansharah archaeological site in Idleb countryside

 

DAMASCUS – Takfiri terrorist organizations destroyed on Wednesday Shansharah archaeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is located 13 kilometers to the west of Ma’aret al-Nouman city in the southern countryside of Idleb.

Large parts of Shansharah archaeological site were destroyed or sabotaged by terrorist organizations, SANA reported.

ISIS terrorists blow up Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, UNESCO condemns

DAMASCUS - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists blew up Sunday a nearly 2,000-year-old arch of Triumph in the besieged ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO world Heritage site, in the central Homs province.

The Arch of Triumph was one of the most recognizable sites in Palmyra “Bride of the Desert”, which the ISIS group seized in May, as it sat atop the famed colonnaded streets of the ancient city, SANA reported.

Director General of the Antiquities and Museums Directorate Maamoun Abdul-Karim confirmed in a statement to SANA ISIS’s new aggression, citing local sources in Palmyra city as saying that the ISIS terrorists booby trapped and blew up the Arch of Triumph which was destroyed completely.

ISIS terrorists blow up three tower tombs in Palmyra

 

DAMASCUS – The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) blew up three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra city, a UNESCO world Heritage site, located in the central Homs province.

Director General of the Antiquities and Museums Directorate Maamoun Abdul-Karim confirmed ISIS new aggression, citing local sources in Palmyra city and satellite images released by Boston University on September 2nd, SANA reported.

This aggressive attack is one of a series of deliberate vandalism acts inflicted by ISIS on ruins and historical sites in Palmyra after it took over it last May, where they destroyed last August large parts of the ancient Temple of Bel, dating back to 32 AD, and Temple of Baalshamin.

Islamic State destroys temple at Palmyra ruins in Syria

Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar, AP reported.

Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most spectacular archaeological sites and a UNESCO World Heritage site, sits near the modern Syrian city of the same name. Activists said the militants used explosives to blow up the Baalshamin Temple on its grounds, the blast so powerful it also damaged some of the Roman columns around it.