|Satellite Images Show Severity of Damage Inflicted on Dura Europos- Mari and Tell Sheikh Hamad|
|20/06/2014 - عدد القراءات : 1811|
Satellite images of archaeological sites in Deir ez-Zor (Dura Europos, Mari and Tell Sheikh Hamad), taken in the spring of 2014, document the latest evidence of the disaster befalling these historic sites due to illegal excavation and systematic destruction perpetrated by international gangs from neighboring countries and abroad with the participation of groups hired from the region.
Comparing the aforesaid images to satellite images taken previously of these sites shows the extensive damage affecting them as well as the destruction of the archaeological levels which are of extreme importance in understanding the historical development of these sites.
The satellite images, in addition to the information obtained by the DGAM, add a new clue to the mounting evidence of the damage endured by our archaeological sites down to illegal excavation destroying our cultural heritage and wiping off the historic landmarks of Syria.
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