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

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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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Al-Rikaz Department of ISIS licenses excavation works in exchange for monetary percentage

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  RFS Media Office correspondent got an ISIS license that is granted to excavators, and it is issued by what is called al-Rikaz Department which is involved in collecting antiquities and buried money. Young man (M.S.) from the town of al-Sayal, located near the Mari archaeological site in the eastern ...

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Al-Hasakeh – Tell Ajajah: illegal excavations and intentional destruction of ancient statues

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  According to information received from the south of Al-Hasakeh region, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has arrested looters of antiquities and intentionally destroyed ancient statues dating back to the Assyrian period found during illicit excavations at Tell Ajaja. ©photos Abou Mouseb صور لآثار مستخرجة عبر تنقيب ...

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