Over 4,500 Artifacts Stolen by Terrorists from Raqqa Museum: DGAM

DAMASCUS- Terrorists have stolen more than 4,500 artifacts from a museum in the Syrian city of Raqqa, an official at the Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) Muhammad Nazeer Awad told Sputnik on Monday.

Awad pointed out that the DGAM had lists of all pieces currently being shown in Syria's museums.

"For example, more than 4,500 showpieces have been stolen from the museum in Raqqa," Awad said, according to Sputnik.

Attempts to Smuggle 14 Artifacts Dating Back to Roman Era Thwarted

DARAA- Directorate of antiquate in Daraa province in cooperation with Daraa police Command thwarted an attempt to smuggle ancient artifacts dating back to the Roman era, from the al-Tabariyat area in the western countryside of the province towards the Jordanian territory, SANA reported.

Speaking to SANA, Head of the Directorate of Daraa’s antiquities, Mohammed Kheirallah said that the directorate seized large and medium basaltic artifacts and a group of copper and small glass bottles of great historical value dating back to the Roman era, in a farm in al-Tabariyat area in Daraa western countryside along the Syrian-Jordanian border.

Vandalism Caused by Terrorists to Syrian Artifacts a Big Loss to Entire World: Czech Journalist

PRAGUE, (ST)- Head of the International Department at the Czech Prima TV (Patrik Kaezer) Has stressed that during his recent visit to Syria he felt the Syrian people's determination to reconstruct their country after entirely being rid of terrorism.

In a statement broadcast by the channel, Kaezer spoke about what he saw in Syria during his recent visit to Syria. He said the vandalism caused by Daesh terror organization to some Syrian artifacts, particularly in the historical city of Palmyra, has been a big loss not only for Syria but also for the entire world.

Authorities Find Stolen Archeological Artifacts in Abandoned Terrorist Hideout North of Homs

HOMS– The authorities found a number of stolen archeological artifacts in an abandoned terrorist hideout in the northern countryside of Homs, SANA reported.

Syrian Government, UNDP Discuss Cooperation to Protect Syrian Heritage

Damascus, -Representative at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Akiko Suzaki said that protecting and saving the Syrian heritage is an international responsibility which the UNDP considers a key objective for the program in cooperation with the Syrian government.

Suzaki made her remarks during a seminar held at the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) in Damascus on Thursday, according to SANA.

Suzaki considered that the protection of the Syrian heritage is the responsibility of the world as it is the heritage of all humanity.