Restoration work for ancient Arch de Triumph in Palmyra begins

Palmyra, SANA- In the archaeological city of Palmyra located about 250 kilometers northeast of Damascus, the first phase of the project to restore the ancient Arch de Triumph, which was destroyed by Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in 2015, has started on Friday

The project is implemented by the Ministry of Culture, the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, the Syrian Trust for Development and the Archaeological Rescue and Restoration Center of the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Speaking to “SANA”, Deputy Director of Antiquities and Museums Hammam Saad said that the current stage includes documenting all the main stones at the collapsed arch site, then transferring those stones to a nearby site, distributing them in groups and numbering them scientifically and systematically,in accordance with the old plans.

Saad revealed other archaeological restoration projects in Palmyra will be started after completing the Arch restoration project, including the restoration of the Temple of Baal Shamin, the Tetrapylon, the façade of Palmyra amphitheater and the famous Temple of Bel, all of which were attacked by terrorists.

 

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