Syrian museum reopening hailed as ‘return to normal life’

Archaeologists and restoration specialists attend ceremony at National Museum in DamascusSyrian officials, foreign archaeologists and restoration specialists have attended the reopening ceremony of Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus, more than six years after it was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital.The occasion was hailed as a return to normal life by Syrian officials, eager to cash in on military victories against armed groups who had only recently shelled Damascus and threatened the seat of government. Continue reading…

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