The event that occurred in Damascus on 10 and 11 December 2016, was not normal event passes and goes without a long stop at its significance and symbolism, and indications .
After passing about six years of the war that targeted our country, and caused a lot of human tragedies, that need a long time to talk about, and the cultural heritage was the most prominent targets and victims, while the Takfiri groups based on the ideology of intellectual extremist was bombing the Antiquities, they destroy , stealing, smuggling and sold the statues, taking advantage of the critical circumstances in the country, they did not stop at this, but the archaeological sites and cities and citadels were converted to fields and arenas of battles, hoping to achieve a fake victories , Whatever it costs.
On the impact of these tragic events and the difficult conditions, DGAM was able to do important work contributed significantly to mitigate the damage that could be disastrous against important part of humanity's cultural heritage.
The event that happened in Damascus in these days mentioned above, represent of launching a scientific conference titled "a new visions and proposals for the resilience of the Syrian heritage "
in cooperation between DGAM and the Office “ ICONEM “ for document the heritage.
about 20 researchers and archaeologists participated in Colloquium’s schedule , they came from Europe and America to support their colleagues in Syria, however, the conference sessions have seen the proposals , discussions , dialogues scientific serious and purposeful , which reflect the true and real intention in supporting Syria's cultural heritage.
Syria, which its land has granted generosity on each of the intent it as a visitor or a scientist or a researcher and today it welcomes a group of faithful archaeologists, who suffered the fatigue of travel to participate in Colloquium’s schedule, we, with the full conviction that many of the archaeologists in the world wish to come to us, but is still several conditions prevent them from that, but we highly appreciate Permanent communicate with us, and supporting our issues.
However, we still continuing performance of our noble message, with assistance of all sincere in the world for the benefit of Syria and human prosperity of all humanity to save the heritage of Syria, which constitutes an important part of the world cultural heritage.
|Director_General of Antiquities & Museums
|Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim