Experts call for restoration of World Heritage sites in Syria (+ Photo)
This took place during an international forum on Syrian archaeological sites listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened by the Syrian Development Secretariat.
The event brought together specialists from 15 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Spain, Russia, Algeria, Oman, among others.
According to a statement from the Department of Antiquities and Museums, Syrians are currently working with a very limited group of international institutions and organizations to protect their heritage.
He felt that the time had come for international NGOs to work towards the recovery of these precious sites.
The declaration endorsed by the forum highlighted the importance of developing a national heritage recovery plan and project funding strategy, in addition to expanding the level of international cooperation in the fight against the trafficking of cultural property and the return of foreign archaeological teams to Syria. .
He further explained that the tangible and intangible heritage had suffered serious damage during the 11 years of war and even the life of the communities around the heritage sites had been disrupted.