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More than six years after Syria’s largest museum was forced to close amid the country’s brutal civil war, the National Museum of Damascus has partially reopened to the public.
The recent plundering of priceless artefacts from Syria and Iraq by both terrorists and criminal gangs has taken place on an unprecedented scale
Syrian troops ousted ISIS and recaptured the UNESCO World Heritage site, there is new hope that the damage inflicted by the terrorists is not as bad as previously thought, and that at least some of the destroyed sites can be rebuilt.
The Director-General of UNESCO firmly condemns the destruction of the ancient temple of Baalshamin, an iconic part of the Syrian site of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
El director general de Antigüedades ha puesto a salvo 300.000 piezas en Damasco.
A 29-year-old archaeologist from western Syria, Isber Sabrine is using modern technology to trace and document the looting and destruction of his country's ancient heritage. Working from Berlin, he runs a network in Syria of around 150 volunteers -- archaeologists, architects, students and simply concerned citizens -- who often pose as antiquities buyers to see what has been stolen in the course of Syria's now more than four-year uprising. He communicates with them via Skype when the Internet in Syria is working, which isn't often.