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Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli

Damascus, SANA –Locals and public figures of Qamishli city, Hasaka province, seized some archaeological pieces which antiquity thieves had hidden in order to smuggle and sell them. Director-General of the …

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Antiquities Chief briefs Italian Parliamentarians on the dangers threatening Syria’s archaeological heritage

Rome, SANA- The Director General of Antiquities and Museums Diectorate Dr.Maamoun Abdul -Karim presented  Thursday before the Cultural and Foreign Affairs’ Committee of the Italian Parliament an expanded review on …

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Antiquities and museums director: Terrorists smuggling artifacts from Deir Ezzor

Damascus, SANA – Director General of the Antiquities and Museums Maamoun Abdul-Karim said the Directorate obtained multi-sourced data that terrorist organizations are using heavy machinery in excavating and smuggling artifacts …

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Antiquities Director demands serious int’l measures to protect Palmyra’s ruins against real ISIS threat

Damascus, SANA – Director General of the Antiquities and Museums Directorate Maamoun Abdul-Karim warned that the historical city of Palmyra is facing “a real threat” after the Islamic State in …

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