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apsa_logoThe Association for the protection of Syrian Archaeology (or APSA) has been first a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. It is now a Website in order to facilitate browsing and list a greater number of news items. It is intended above all to inform, that is, to gather and publish news about the threats and damages currently suffered by the Syrian archaeological and historical heritage. It is also designed to alert the scientific community and international authorities, either cultural or political. Its content is made of wires, press articles and videos. Wires are authored by the administrators of the page. They disclose information that have been verified beforehand. Sources remain confidential for security reasons. Members of the APSA are primarily voluntary people who are eager to contribute their skills (in the domains of science, journalism, web technology etc.) in safeguarding the Syrian heritage. They are Syrian citizens and also nationals of other countries.

To transmit information to us or to send us your requests, please, use this e-mail address: contact@apsa2011.com

The administrators of APSA

APSA Members

  • ALI Cheikhmous: Archaeologist, PhD in Near-Eastern Archaeology, University of Strasbourg, France.
  • QUENET Philippe: Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Strasbourg, France.
  • MEHMEDI Rijad: Archaeologist, PhD in Near-Eastern Archaeology, University of Strasbourg, France.
  • RAZOK Souheb: Archaeologist, PhD student (Conservation of archaeology), University of Liège, Belgium.
  • YAMAZAKI Yayoi: Archaeologist, a member of the Japanese Society for West Asian Archaeology, Tokyo, Japan.
  • MAKINSON Martin: Archaeologist, PhD student at the University of Geneva, member of numerous archaeological expeditions to Syria since 1992, Paris, France.
  • ALI Rania: PhD in Biological Anthropology, Belgium, Lecturer at the University of Aleppo. Department of Archaeology Head of Department of Conservation and Anthropology Laboratory in Aleppo Museum.
  • BAKER Jaber: Journalist, Strasbourg, France.
  • AHMAD Tarek: Archaeologist, PhD in Roman Archaeology, University of Rome 1 – La Sapienza, Italy.

From Syria:

  • Qal’at al-Mudiq: Mousab al-Hamadee, journalist.
  • Homs: Le syrien, public-spirited journalist.
  • Krak des Chevaliers: colonel Marwan Ahmad NEHILI and Khaled al-HESNI.
  • Palmyre: Khaled al-HOMSI, public-spirited journalist.
  • Deir Ezzor: Mouhamad al-HAMED, Mouayad al-ABDELLAH and Omar ZAFER, public-spirited journalist.
  • AbouKemal : Abou Adem et Abou Ahmad, public-spirited journalist.
  • Aleppo: Abou Fares and Thayr al-HAALABI, public-spirited journalist.
  • Maaret al-Nouman: Al-Merri, public-spirited journalist.
  • Raqqah: Abou Ahmad al-REQAWI, public-spirited journalist.
  • Bosra: Saqer Bosra, public-spirited journalist.
  • Jebel el Zawiya: Mohammed al-Salloum, Journalist.
  • Ala el-Din MAHMOUD, public-spirited journalist.
  • Merwan al-HAMID, Cameraman.
  • Idlib: Abou al-Mothena al-ATARBI, Archeaologist.
  • Aleppo: Ibrahim Abou Omer, public-spirited journalist.

Honorary member:

BEYER Dominique: Archaeologist, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Strasbourg.


P.S. The names of several members who live in Syria or abroad have been kept confidential for safety reasons. To contact us, please, e-mail to the following address: contact@apsa2011.com