Syria and Czech to cooperate in antiquities renovation

Prague, SANA – Preservatives for antiquities will be sent to the country and damaged monuments will be transferred to Czech Republic in order to be renovated within the agreement held between the General Establishment for Antiquities and Museums and the National Museum in Prague.

Director-General of the National Museum in Prague Mikhail Lukic told IDNES website that by the next year, some Syrian monuments, which have been sabotaged, will be transferred to Czech in order to be renovated, adding that Syrian archeologists will be available during the renovation process. “An exhibition will be held for showcasing the antiquities before they are re-sent to Syria.”

An amount equivalent to USD 1.8 million will be allocated for this project as part of the Czech developmental and humanitarian aid provided to Syria, Lukic clarified.
He said that Syria is filled with antiquities dating back to different historical eras starting from the Phoenician civilization until reaching the Islamic civilization, describing Syria as one of the biggest international cultural heritage hubs.



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