Qatar’s museums are finalizing the exhibition ‘Syria Salama’ to draw the attention of the world to Syria’s precious cultural heritage which was severely damaged in the barbaric bombardment by the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian allies.
The exhibition, which will take place on November 22, will shed light on the cultural history of Syria, which is rooted in history. It will also highlight Syria’s important role in enriching the history of the art and cultural movement in the world as well as the many contributions Syria has made to human civilization throughout history.
A statement issued by the Qatar Museums on Wednesday said the exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces of pre-Islamic Syrian art, as well as oriental paintings, photographs, such as the ancient Quranic texts, medieval manuscripts, glass and ceramic works, textiles and tiles of colors.
Visitors will be able to encounter some of Syria’s most iconic World Heritage sites, such as Damascus but also Palmyra and the citadel of Aleppo, which has seen so much suffering during the war, in a specially designed cinematographic film experience by the French company Iconem.
In a report issued late 2014, the United Nations said that about 300 Syrian archaeological sites were damaged or looted, including most notably monuments dating back to the Islamic era, the ancient city of Palmyra, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and the Greek and Roman monuments in Apamea in central Syria.
The indiscriminate bombardment by the Assad regime forces is mainly to blame for the destruction of Syria’s archeological sites as it has been raining bombs on the Syrian cities and towns over the past several years. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)