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Activities of the 35 edition of RIMINI Meeting in Italy
27/08/2014 - عدد القراءات : 2886

The 35 edition of RIMINI Meeting was held in Italy from on 24 August entitled: To the Ends of the Earth and of Existence. Destiny Has Not Left Man Alone. During this meeting, several cultural events were hold on Tuesday 26 August focused on the risks faced the Syrian cultural heritage during the crises:

During the event entitled ARCHAEOLOGY IN SYRIA NOWADAYS: A PROJECT FOR PEACE. Prof.Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim General-Director had a talked video, he presented the DGAM vision during the crises which depend on Raising awareness by unify the visions of all Syrians concerning their cultural history, and urge them to take responsibility in safeguarding their heritage. He explained how DGAM succeeded in Protecting the all the Syrian museum's artifacts and transferred to safe places, and how this vision concentrated to cooperate with local community in protecting and safeguarding archaeological sites. United DGAM staff in all governorates and working in professionalism was one of the DGAM's priority, in addition to developed an aggressive pro-active campaign to protect sites and museums. He also added in his presentation that DGAM intensified its presence online by developing official website in Arabic and English, promoting new legislation and keep cooperating with international organizations and universities such as UNESCO, ICOMOS, ICCROM, WMF, the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage, Associazione Priorità Cultura and the international INTERPOL in sharing visions and information.


In his tern, Prof. Paolo Matthiae who discovered Ebla and Director of the Ebla Expedition urged the international community to take a significant and urgent attention of the damage to the Syrian cultural heritage, because of the clashes and clandestine excavations that has spread on a large scale as in Apamea and Palmyra and other sites. He praised the efforts of DGAM staff who still working in spite of all the risk to limit the damage and cooperating with the local community to create volunteers groups in order to monitor and protect the archeological sites, as happened in Palmyra and Maaret al-Numan. Prof. Matthiae explained that the cultural heritage of Syria is a victim of the risk of destruction, and stressed the need for concerted efforts to protect it because it is not belonging to the Syrian community but for the whole humanity.

Prof. Georgeo Buccellati, Director of Tell Mozan (Urkesh Kingdom) project for more than 30 years, believes that archaeology are the link between the past and the future. In addition, the crises had proved that DGAM was deal with in professionalism since more than three years. He summarized saying that Syria is the mosaic of different identities. At the end of his speech, a film was presented about the activities of community members in Tell Mozan who advocate strongly for their identity and heritage by taking simple measures to protect what they have learned from successive exploration missions.


Mr. Ghazi Alolo, Director of Idlib Antiquities talked in his presentation about the damage, which affected the cultural heritage of the Syrian people through the illegal buildings, clandestine excavations and smuggling cultural property. He also explained how the Syrian community tried to prevent the violation against their heritage because of their believes that it belongs to all the Syrian people. He talked how DGAM 's staff continued working in clashes areas for protection their cultural heritage, and how sometimes they paid their lives during this duty. Mr. Alolo concentrated in his speech about the DGAM role in safeguarding cultural heritage for being the only legitimate authority that protect it on the ground. He also urged the international organizations to support the archaeological authorities in fighting against artifacts smuggling and to criminalization of organized gangs.


The second event entitled SYRIA ARCHAEOLOGY TODAY welcomed large visitors. Khalid al-Masri, Director of Antiquities of Aleppo, Ghazi Alolo, Director of Antiquities of Idlib and Elias Suleiman, Director of Antiquities of Qamishli talked about the efforts of DGAM and the protection measures that followed in the clashes areas. They focused on their presentations on the role of the Syrian local community and their cooperation in defense and neutralize all archaeological sites in those areas, in addition to the difficulties they faced during those times.

Finally an exhibition was organized about the Architecture and Urbanism in the Mediterranean region through a Mozan archaeological site in Qamishli NE of Syria.





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