Restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs begins in Damascus

Restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs begins in Damascus

Experts from the National Museum of Damascus have begun restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs, partially destroyed by the militants of the ISIS terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), the museum’s director Oman Saad said.

"When the ISIS came, they began to destroy the remaining sculptures, firstly desecrating the faces, and then the rest of the sculptures. Now, a team of experts has arrived in Damascus to begin restoration works," TASS cited him as saying.

Saad said that the specialists look at old photographs to restore the destroyed artworks, using lime brought from Palmyra.

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