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Al-Kahf Castle in Tartous ... an icon of charm carved into the rock by history

Al-Kahf  ( cave )  Castle is one of the most romantically situated of all castles in Syria, perched on a rocky mountain ridge between two gorges, steep cliffs offering a natural defense.

The castle  is one of the prominent archaeological sites in the city of Sheikh Badr in Tartus Governorate and  has a charming view on  a natural forest reserve that  distinguishes it from other monuments.

Director of  Sheikh Saleh Al-Ali  museum archaeologist  Tamam Merhej  told SANA  that this castle is located on a rocky hill  that takes a longitudinal shape to  east-west  direction .

DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

The Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) in Syria has started to post via social media promo videos on the contents of museums in all provinces.
It depended on technology that uses highly sophisticated equipment to show the most accurate details of the artifacts as well as aerial photography of some sites via drones in order to present a panoramic view of the site from all directions.

Russian university prints a 3D model of Palmyra ruins

Moscow (ST): Sevastopol Russian State University in the Crimea has announced the  printing of  a three-dimensional model of the ruins of Palmyra, which was damaged by the terrorist organizations' attacks.

Director of the Polytechnic Institute of the University Vasily Golovin said that the  model reaches a length of five meters and consists of about fifty single panels that were printed on 3D printers, indicating that the printing process took more than three months and was completed in black and white, and it will be colored in other colors in Petersburg.

Sources at Sevastopol University announced earlier that the 3D model would be printed on the basis of images taken by university experts between 2016 and 2019 by drones on which cameras with vertical and side vision were installed.

Last August, the Directorate of Antiquities and Museums  said that after the great destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra by the terrorist organization (ISIS), the Russian experts at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Hermitage Museum undertook a three-dimensional documentation project.


Homs Department of Antiquities retrieves stolen unique archaeological pieces

HOMS, (ST)_Homs Department of Antiquities received on Tuesday a number of unique archaeological pieces that were stolen and buried by terrorist organizations during the years of the terrorist war in order to be smuggled outside Syria.

Restoration work has started on the historic building of the Tourist and Visitor Center in Palmyra

 Homs, (ST)- The Ministry of Tourism has begun rehabilitation and restoration works on the historic building of the Visitor and Tourist Center in the archeological area of Palmyra in Homs countryside, which was damaged by the cowardly attacks of the terrorist organization "ISIS" before its defeat by the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army.

In a statement to SANA, director general of the Tourism Projects Implementation Authority at the Ministry of Tourism, Engineer Mohanna Skeiker, pointed out that this important tourist and archaeological project is part of the ministry’s plan to restore the glory of tourism in the historic city of Palmyra.