Artistic Pieces Restored

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ The General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums had received 18 pieces of mosaics from the Directorate of Antiquities in Lebanon.

The pieces were confiscated by the Lebanese authorities in January 2012, at the aL-Areda border crossing between Syria and Lebanon.

These pieces date back to the end of the Roman era and the beginning of the Byzantine period, the heritage featuring imprints that the cities of northern Syria are well known for.

The decoration of these pieces belonged to the mosaic schools in the north of Syria.

Experts from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums unraveled that 69 archaeological pieces are found at the Lebanese Directorate of Antiquities that were seized earlier. The concerned Syrian and Lebanese authorities will do the necessary measures to ensure the restoration of these archaeological pieces.

The General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums expressed appreciation for the Lebanese Directorate of Antiquities for assisting the Syrian authorities in combating the illicit trafficking of monument and the cooperation that helped to restore the Syrian artifacts to their original habitat.  

L. Nasser

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