Culture Ministry to start works of restoration for Krak Des Chevaliers


Homs, SANA, Minister of Culture Lubana Mshaweh affirmed Wednesday Krak Des Chevaliers, which was damaged by acts of armed terrorist groups, will be restored to return to its distinction, charm and open its doors in front of visitors.

“A team of Syrian archeologists will visit the citadel next month to evaluate damages and draw plans to start works of restoration according to international standards” the Minister said during a tour in the citadel.

Historic Krak Des Chevaliers is registered on the World Heritage Record.

For his part, Homs Governor Talal Barazi said work has started to provide suitable infrastructure for works of restoration.

Director of the citadel, Naema Mhartam, added that targeting the historic fortress was systemized and studied by the armed terrorist groups, mostly affected was the hall of chivalries and the stairs leading to the main square, saying it is possible to restore all these damages.

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