Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Another Syrian Culture Official Killed

The Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM), said the Assistant Director of laboratories Qasem Abdullah Yehiya, died in a rocket attack on the Damascus Citadel and the National Museum last week. A number of museum employees were also injured in the attack on the Damascus Citadel and museum. The Ancient city of Damascus, including the Citadel, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

UPDATE: August 21, 2015
Franklin Lamb, 'Two More ‘EverySyrian’ Heroes Murdered While Protecting our Shared Cultural Heritage', Counterpunch August 21, 2015.

Under all sorts of dire and exceptionally dangerous circumstances, Syria’s Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) is carrying out its responsibilities relying on the character and persistence of its 2,500 employees who have the will to defend and preserve Syria’s cultural and national memory and our shared global heritage.

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