Map of the Ancient Souq in old Homs
The Directorate of Monuments and Documentations at DGAM has undertaken an extensive digitization project including 1000 files, with the ultimate goal to preserve the original archive at risk of damage due to the crisis.
These files have been digitized because of their historic value that considered the memory of DGAM; the content covers a range of scientific, technical information, which constitutes the basis for the post war rehabilitation projects in most of the damaged provinces in Syria as (Aleppo - Homs - Deir ez-Zor).
A wide variety of types of documents from the 1930s, were captured and kept, including the national registration degrees to the built cultural heritage, reports, descriptive and historical Texts, architectural maps and photographs, as well as the administrative, legislative, technical documents and hand writing reports written by local and foreign experts to the landmarks monuments such as Umayyad mosque in Damascus and Damascene urban landmarks, Azem Palace and so on..
The Digital Program Staff has digitized approximately 50,000 documents and 2500 maps, which represent about 65% of its holdings (as of 2012). The DGAM will continue to publish the National Archives cataloge.