Restoration of the cathedral of Tartous Museum

A specialized team from the technical lab at the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums began restoring and installing destroyed architectural elements in the cathedral of Tartous Museum.

Engineer Marwan Hassan, head of the Tartous Antiquities Department, stated that the work began according to precise plans, starting  with the visual and written documentation of all stages, and then strengthening the stone using globally tested special materials that fit the type of building stone of the cathedral.

The second phase, according to Hassan, included preparing several mixtures using traditional materials that are suitable for the type and color of the stone to be tested in a specific part of the building. After that, the most suitable materials for the stone are selected to fill the gaps in the building, indicating that the restoration processes preserve the important and distinctive architectural elements of the cathedral building.

Al-Minqah Castle in Jableh, an archaeological and historical landmark and a defensive fortress against colonists

Latakia (ST): Al-Minqah Castle is located about 35 km southeast of the city of Jableh within the Qala'a Valley, and it rises 630 meters above sea level, forming for decades now a defensive fortress in the Syrian coast.

The Syrian Historical Society in Homs celebrates its founding day

A documentary film, an art and documentary exhibition, and honoring a number of personalities are among the activities included in the celebration held by the Syrian Historical Society in Homs today, on the golden anniversary of its founding.

At the beginning of the celebration, a documentary film was shown highlighting the archaeological headquarters of the Society, which dates back to 1873 AD, in addition to the most important cultural and heritage events and activities that it witnessed, as well as the rehabilitation process of its headquarters, which was destroyed during the terrorist war on Syria.

“Tal Al-Masih” Cemeteries in Sweida date back to the Roman and Byzantine eras

The combination of architecture , sculpture and  landscape makes cemeteries different in the history.  The design of monuments , the choice of stones , the architecture of building and landscape design shed light on past social customs and events and combine together to make a cemetery an irreplaceable historical resource and the biography of its community.  

Shenzhen Nanshan Museum shows Syrian artifacts

“Incredible Syria” is the slogan of the exhibition being held in the Nanshan Museum in the Chinese city of Shenzhen between the 4th of August and the 7th of November 2021. 
The 4-month event that aims to enhance cultural exchange between Syria and China shows a set of unique Syrian artifacts which were loaned to China in  accordance with signed agreement between the General Directorate for Antiquities and Museums and the Foundation of Art Exhibitions in China with the support of the Syrian Embassy in Beijing and Chinese National Cultural Heritage Administration, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).