Antiquities and Museums ready to enter Ebla to document damage due to terrorism

Damascus, SANA_ Since the Kingdom of Ebla, which is one of the most important cultural archaeological sites in the world, was unearthed by the Italian mission headed by the archaeologist Paolo Mattie in 1968, the facts are slowly becoming clear about ancient Syrian history, which was one of the most important tributaries of culture, global civilization and development.

This archaeological site was exposed to vandalism and organized looting by terrorist organizations that have desecrated it with the aim of obliterating the features of Syrian civilization and history.

After violent battles with terrorist organizations in Idleb countryside, the Syrian Arab Army liberated and restored the archaeological site of Ebla. This great site which was absent from our memories during the period of the spread of terrorism there.

Director General of Antiquities and Museums Dr. Mahmoud Hammoud, confirmed that the Directorate will send a specialized team to the ancient Tel Mrdikh, the Kingdom of Ebla, after it had been patrolled by the Syrian Arab Army with the aim of assessing the damage and documenting the current state of Tel Mrdikh after the attacks that it was subjected to as well as illegal excavations that caused the destruction of many of the archaeological sites and the looting of its contents and treasures.

In a statement to SANA Hammoud pointed out that the information that was received by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, during the spread of terrorist groups in it, indicates that the hill has turned into a place for training and shooting by terrorists, which led to the destruction of many of the monuments in the archaeological site.

He referred to continuous communication with the Italian mission that discovered the archaeological site as the archaeologist Paulo Mattei is very interested in knowing the latest news of the great Ebla kingdom.

Tel Mrdikh, the Kingdom of Ebla is an ancient kingdom dating back to the second half of the third millennium B.C. It is a large empire with extensive relations with the cities and civilizations of Mesopotamia and the Kingdom of Ebla contains the oldest royal archives.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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