The NPAPH Syria Archive

Escalating violence in Syria since 2011 has caused damage to numerous historic buildings, tell mounds and archaeological sites. illegal excavations and looting have also exponentially increased since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. These actions have damaged many historical sites and museums, and important Syrian cultural property has disappeared from the country to end up on the black market and/or in private collections.

In order to preserve and to make the visual documentation of the cultural heritage in Syria accessible to the public, the NPAPH project is gathering and digitizing the material for the NPAPH Syria Archive. This archive includes locations such as Tell Brak, Hama, Halabiye, Resafa and Tell Halaf.

Choose a location in the list below or on the map to visit the concerning photo collection.