Exhibit on Archaeological Heritage in Syria a Beacon of Hope

An exhibit on the archaeological results at Tell (Gire) Mozan opens on the 24th of February in the town of Amouda, in the far North East of war-torn Syria.

The Subartu Cultural Association, in collaboration with the Tell Mozan / Urkesh Archaeological Project, has organized an exhibit showcasing the results of 30 years of excavations at the site.

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Amouda lies in the Hassake province of NE Syria, perilously located between the conflict areas of Raqqa and Sinjar.

The exhibit will be shown in the ‘Newroz Center for Revival of Civil Society’ in Amouda, a community center which focuses on culture and education.

When war threatens the history and cultural identity of the populations under its control, people are fighting in every way they can. Some take up arms, while others strengthen and defend their cultural heritage.

Despite the danger around them, the Subartu Cultural Association has prepared an exhibit on the results of the past 30 years of excavation at Tell Mozan, ancient Urkesh, underlining the community’s commitment as custodians of the past.

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Urkesh was a city-state of the Hurrians within the Mesopotamian cultural sphere; the Hurrians were a population which controlled portions of both the plains and mountainous hinterland in what is today portions of Syria, Iraq and Turkey. While the Hurrian population died out thousands of years ago, the modern inhabitants of the area are the proud custodians of this ancient past.

IIMAS – International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies

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Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan is multi-award-winning journalist and the Managing Editor at HeritageDaily. His background is in archaeology and computer science, having written over 7,500 articles across several online publications. Mark is a member of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), the World Federation of Science Journalists, and in 2023 was the recipient of the British Citizen Award for Education, the BCA Medal of Honour, and the UK Prime Minister's Points of Light Award.

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