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Hama – Tell Qarqur: removal of archaeological layers by bulldozers.

In recent days, the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria (TIP), realized massive destructions in Tell Qarqur Tell Qarqur   Tell Qarqur is a large, multi-period mound located in northwest Syria on the Orontes River, 5km south of the modern town of Jisr al-Shurgur. The high mound of the site rises ...

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Turkey – Istanbul : Syrian artifacts smuggled to Istanbul (3 Mosaics panels). 04/17/2016

İstanbul’da tarihi eser operasyonu: 4 şüpheli adliyede 17 Nisan 2016 Suriye’deki müzelerden çalınan bazı tarihi eserlerin Suriye uyruklu şahıslar tarafından illegal yollarla Türkiye’ye getirildiği bilgisi üzerine harekete geçen jandarma ekipleri 3 parça tarihi eser ele geçirdi, 4 şüpheli gözaltına alındı Suriye’deki müzelerden çalınarak İstanbul’a getirilen bazı eserlerin satılacağı ihbarı üzerine ...

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Turkey – Gaziantep: Syrian artifacts smuggled to Gaziantep (168 objects) 05.05.2015

Turkey – Gaziantep: Syrian artifacts smuggled to Gaziantep (168 objects) 05.05.2015 تركيا – غازي عنتاب : ضبط 168 قطعة أثرية مهربة من سوريا. Turquie – Gaziantep : Tentative de contrebande d’antiquités syriennes (168 objets). 05.05.2015 D’après l’archive d’APSA concernant les objets volés, les pièces N° 1, 2, 3, et 4 ...

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Nine statues seized by the Palmyra Department of Antiquities

Directorate received the effects of Palmyra concerned, nine busts dating back to the second and third centuries centuries, following the forfeiture in Palmyra. This represents statues made of limestone Tadmrien people (four of which are for men and five for women), was placed inside the tombs, usually accompanied by an ...

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Turkey: Stolen Syrian artifacts smuggled to Mardin (334 objects) 28.01.2014

The operations of Mardin Police Department smuggled into the country from Syria Sumerian and Assyrian period three thousand years of historical artifacts seized 334 pieces. Mardin Police Department said in a statement, Sumerian and Assyrian period of three thousand years they have seized 334 pieces of historic noted. The statement,”Mardin ...

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Heraqla, storehouse of the Raqqah museum: looting perpetrated by an armed band (source: DGAM of Syria)

هاجم ما يقرب من مئة مسلح مستودعات مبنى هرقلة الأثري، وسطوا على محتوياتها المكونة من مئات القطع الأثرية، وهي عبارة عن فخاريات متنوعة وجصيات وأجزاء من لوحات فسيفسائية وكسر فخارية للدراسة، تمثّل نتائج أعمال التنقيب الأثرية لمواقع مختلفة في محافظة الرقة على مدى سنوات. وكان موظفو دائرة آثار الرقة اتخذوا ...

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Stolen Syrian artifacts smuggled to Lebanon 17.05.2013

NTERPOL resources: stolen Syrian artifacts smuggled to Lebanon According to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), some artifacts on display for sale by antiquities dealers in Lebanon are believed to have been stolen from Syrian archaeological sites, among of which is Palmyra archaeological site. The INTERPOL has provided the DGAM ...

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Qala’at el-Mudiq – Apamea: report on the actual state of citadel and archaeological site

In 2012, the citadel is bombed during several days by tanks positioned in the archaeological area of the ancient site of Apamea. As soon as the official Syrian army took control of the citadel, it used bulldozers to trace a road on the flanks of the tell on top of ...

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