DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

The Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) in Syria has started to post via social media promo videos on the contents of museums in all provinces.
It depended on technology that uses highly sophisticated equipment to show the most accurate details of the artifacts as well as aerial photography of some sites via drones in order to present a panoramic view of the site from all directions.

Russian university prints a 3D model of Palmyra ruins

Moscow (ST): Sevastopol Russian State University in the Crimea has announced the  printing of  a three-dimensional model of the ruins of Palmyra, which was damaged by the terrorist organizations' attacks.

Director of the Polytechnic Institute of the University Vasily Golovin said that the  model reaches a length of five meters and consists of about fifty single panels that were printed on 3D printers, indicating that the printing process took more than three months and was completed in black and white, and it will be colored in other colors in Petersburg.

Sources at Sevastopol University announced earlier that the 3D model would be printed on the basis of images taken by university experts between 2016 and 2019 by drones on which cameras with vertical and side vision were installed.

Last August, the Directorate of Antiquities and Museums  said that after the great destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra by the terrorist organization (ISIS), the Russian experts at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Hermitage Museum undertook a three-dimensional documentation project.


Homs Department of Antiquities retrieves stolen unique archaeological pieces

HOMS, (ST)_Homs Department of Antiquities received on Tuesday a number of unique archaeological pieces that were stolen and buried by terrorist organizations during the years of the terrorist war in order to be smuggled outside Syria.

Restoration work has started on the historic building of the Tourist and Visitor Center in Palmyra

 Homs, (ST)- The Ministry of Tourism has begun rehabilitation and restoration works on the historic building of the Visitor and Tourist Center in the archeological area of Palmyra in Homs countryside, which was damaged by the cowardly attacks of the terrorist organization "ISIS" before its defeat by the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army.

In a statement to SANA, director general of the Tourism Projects Implementation Authority at the Ministry of Tourism, Engineer Mohanna Skeiker, pointed out that this important tourist and archaeological project is part of the ministry’s plan to restore the glory of tourism in the historic city of Palmyra.

Bronze Statue of Golan’s Princess a Vivid Witness to Syrian Civilization

Among the rare and rich antiquities, which are found at the Classical Syrian Archaeology Department in the National Museum of Damascus, the statue of Princess Banyas, which dates back to the Roman era, is unique with its features that reflect the deep-rootedness and openness   of the Syrian civilization. 

 Archaeologists called  the bust , which is a bronze piece,   “Golan’s Princess” ,  and according to the researcher Dr. Ali Al-Qayyem, it represents the greatness and splendor of Syrian beauty and one of the most beautiful archaeological Syrian bronze sculptures of all times.

The statue was found during the last excavation process carried out by the Syrian archaeological expeditions in the Golan in 1965, before the Israeli occupation.  The statue was discovered in one of the orchards of the village of Banyas in the north of the occupied Syrian Golan, inside a sarcophagus.