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Russia Gives Unique 3D Palmyra Model to Syria to Help Restore Ancient City

 MOSCOW-- A unique 3D model of the archeological city of Palmyra has been given to Syria to help it rebuild Palmyra and restore the ancient city.

The model was handed over to Syria’s Ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad, during ceremonies at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum on Saturday.

Director General of the State Hermitage Museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky ,said that the model is designed by Russian experts and it is considered as a gift from Russia to Syria, adding that it is the best architectural model of Palmyra City, according to SANA.

“Palmyra: Rising from Destruction” Exhibition to Be held in Rome

 DAMASCUS – The Italian “Incontro di Civilta” Association is organizing an exhibition titled “Palmyra: Rising from Destruction,” during the 30th General Assembly of the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

The exhibition will be held in Rome starting from November 29th until December 1st, with the participation of 135 countries, according to SANA.

In a statement, the association pointed out that the exhibition is part of the “Civilization Encounter” event, headed by Francesco Rutelli, former Italian Minister of Culture, and featuring two examples of heritage originating from Palmyra. The first, a replica of the Temple of Bel, has been brought back to life through state-of-the-art technology.

Syria Comes Third in World Robot Olympiad Finals of Costa Rica

COSTA RICA- Syria came third in the “High Class” open competition of World Robot Olympiad finals which concluded its activities on Sunday with the participation of over 53 countries under the title “Sustainable Development and Benefiting from Alternative Energy.”

According to SANA, the Syrian winning team comprised of Hani al-Aqqad, Alia al-Msouti, Abdull Rahman Tillo and the coach Shiraz Shoubasi.

The competition includes three categories; the regular, open and football.

Tim Anderson's New Book "Countering War Propaganda of the Dirty War on Syria"

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Australian writer Tim Anderson, Professor of Political Sciences in Sydney University, signed on Thursday his second book "Countering War Propaganda of the Dirty War on Syria"at the al-Assad National Library in Damascus.

According to Anderson, Countering War Propaganda of the Dirty War on Syria is a selection of counter-propaganda images used on social media during the NATO-led proxy war against Syria, from 2011 to 2017.

He said the book conveys the needed message the Main Stream Media have tried to hide and falsify its facts by broadcasting and publishing fabrications, lies and false reports about events in Syria in order to mislead the world public opinion about what is really going on in the country.

"On The Roof of Damascus" Wins Best Direction Award at Ain Asserdoun International Film Festival

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syrian short film "On The Roof of Damascus" directed by Almohannad Kalthoum, recently won the best direction award at the 1st Ain Asserdoun International Film Festival in Morocco.

According to director of the Festival, the film described the state most Arab countries, not only Syria, are experiencing. This state is represented in insistence to live and love despite the pains caused by war, he said, calling for using the cinema to serve society and fight terrorism which wants to kill all dreams.

"On The Roof of Damascus" has achieved the true mission of lovers at the time of war", the festival's director clarified.