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Deir Ezzor – Tell al-Sen : the site of Tell al-Sen, once again looted

According to a DGAM report, more than 200 pits and deep shafts have been dug in the area of the Byzantine cemetery, north of the city wall of the tell. Plunderers have disturbed and looted the tombs they have discovered during these illegal excavations. Besides, many areas of the site ...

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Idlib – Tell Mardikh – Ebla: report on the actual state of archaeological site

The New York Times: Grave Robbers and War Steal Syria’s History 07.04.2013 by C. J. CHIVERS : TELL MARDIKH, Syria — Ali Shibleh crawled through a two-foot-high tunnel until reaching a slightly larger subterranean space. He swung his flashlight’s beam into the dark. A fighter opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, ...

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Abou Kemal – Tell Hariri – Mari : report on the actual state of archaeological site 21.12.2012

Mari (modern Tell Hariri, Syria) was an ancient Sumerian and Amorite city, located 11 kilometers north-west of the modern town of Abu Kamal on the western bank of the Euphrates river, some 120 km southeast of Deir ez-Zor, Syria. It is thought to have been inhabited since the 5th millennium ...

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