President Bashar al-Assad
on Thursday issued legislative decree no 229 for 2015 on granting the archaeologist Khalid al-Asaad
, after death, the Syrian Order of Merit, of excellent degree
, for his great achievements in archaeology.
The Order of Merit will be awarded to his family on the ceremony of his fortieth anniversary of the martyrdom which will be organized by ministry of culture.
The late 80-year old Mr. al-Asaad was beheaded and crucified
by the terrorist militants of ISIS in the ancient city of Palmyra on August 18th.