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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 24/02/2014
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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Syria has voiced deep concern that its heritage is in distress because of the repetitive attacks against archeological sites and the illegal and random excavation acts in several parts of the country.



Syria complains that looters capitalize on the current mess the country is passing through to loot its centuries-old artifacts and carry out illegal excavation



In its annual report on the status-quo of archaeological sites, the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums focused on what has happened to archeological sites in the northern province of Aleppo, indicating that the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque, which is one of the most important archaeological mosques in Syria, was destroyed, reported Xinhua news agenc



It said that hundreds of shops in the markets of the Old Aleppo city were burned and the entrance of Aleppo's citadel and its northern tower were damage



The report said that drilling operations and sabotage by using heavy machinery have ruined large parts of Tal al-Qramel site in Aleppo' s suburbs which dates back to the Bronze Ages, adding that Guensrin site in southwest of Aleppo, which dates back to the Romanian and Islamic era, was subject to wide-scale excavation practiced by groups of thieves belonging to the neighboring areas

 


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