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Many artifacts looted by ISIS from Syria and Iraq are stored to be sold later at auction houses

PARIS, (ST)-Gilles de Kerchove, the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator at the European Union, has unveiled that huge amount of antiquities looted by terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq are currently stored in preparation for selling them later.

According to France Press, De Kerchove said in a press conference on Friday that he is confident that many of the antiquities, looted when Daesh terrorist organization was controlling several  areas in Syria and Iraqi, are still stored in the vicinity of the two countries awaiting a decline in international interest in this issue so that looters and smugglers can introduce these art pieces in markets and at auction houses within six to seven years.

The village of Era in Sweida is an archaeological monument

The village of 'Era', located to the south-west of the city of al- Sweida, is characterized by its beautiful and diverse nature, which combines hills, valleys, plains, springs, historical monuments and houses built of basalt stones that tell the story of civilizations which the village passed through as well as the ancient history of the region.

Dr. Nashaat Kiwan, Head of the Department of Antiquities, pointed out that “Era” is an old region, where it witnessed during the previous ages civilizational prosperity due to  its important position as it was the link between Bosra and Sweida.

ICCROM honors the Syrian archaeologist martyr Khalid Asaad in Rome

The General Assembly of the International Center for the Study of the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) honored the martyr archaeologist Dr. Khaled Al-Asa’ad, who was executed by the Daesh terrorist organization in Palmyra in August 2015.

During its thirty-first session held in Rome, ICCROM said  that Dr. Al-Asaad spent more than 50 years protecting his noble Syrian antiquities and working on the Palmyra archaeological site before he was brutally assassinated by Daesh  terrorists.

Russian Tourist and Cultural Group Visiting the Ancient City of Palmyra

HOMS,(ST)- Russian tourist group includes a number of plastic artists, theater and cinema critics, agents of travel and tourism offices and economists who visited the historic city of Palmyra today.

During their visit, the members of the group were briefed on the archaeological monuments documenting the destruction of the most important monuments in the city as a result of the attacks of ISIS terrorist organization before its defeat by the Syrian Army.

Targeting the Syrian Archaeological Heritage during the War on Syria

Damascus countryside, (ST) - Targeting the Syrian archaeological heritage during the terrorist war and attempts to steal it and attribute it to Zionism. These were the Axes dealt with by the lecture held by the Cultural Center in Jaramana by Dr. Iyad Younis.

During his lecture entitled "Syrian Antiquities between Biblical Forgery, Zionist Judaization and Terrorist Destruction," Younis touched on the Semitic theory developed by Zionist researchers and attempts to dedicate it to become a reality through schools, institutes, universities and cadres saturated with Zionist thought.