The Battle of Syria to defend its past

The Battle of Syria to defend its past

The Battle of Syria to defend its past

In light of the serious damages done to the Syrian Antiquities during the crisis, and the role of the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in the protection of cultural heritage, a Syrian Gallery of Antiquities etitled “Battle of Syria to defend its past” was opened at the National Center for the Visual Arts, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums.

The gallery was consisted of 70 artifacts recovered through sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army heroes and the efforts of the Antiquities and Museums Directorate and the competent authorities, including tombstones of figures from Palmyra belonging to the second century AD, a statue of the priest of the temple, a funeral bed representing feasts of Bacchus, a donation box, and a Baptist basin belonging to a church in the Byzantine era.

The gallery included photographs of some of the archaeological sites that have been damaged by the global war on Syria.

Safaa Mahfoud

19/11/2016

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