Ancient city of Apamea vandalized and looted

Published on September 22nd, 2011 | by Admin

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Several sites in the ancient city of Apamea in Syria have been damaged by vandals.

Several archeological sites in the ancient city of Apamea were vandalized and pillaged by groups taking advantage of the events in Syria to excavate secretly, dig randomly and steal artifacts in secret, damaging several finds including a mosaic and the crown of a column in the middle of the city.

Head of Hama Archeology Department Abdelkader Firzat called on locals to report those who commit such acts of vandalism and robbery, adding that Apamea became a target for such crimes due to its wealth of historical periods and its large size.

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Story: H. Sabbagh, Sana | Photo: Sana

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