Ongoing work to restore Tal Baidar archaeological site

The Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in the Jazira region in northern and eastern Syria has begun restoring the archaeological site of Tal Baidar, where maintenance and restoration work focused on the parts most in need of restoration under the supervision of specialists, and has also maintained a warehouse that was designated to preserve artifacts belonging to the archaeological missions operating in the region.

The Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in the Jazira region is carrying out emergency restoration and maintenance work at the Tal Baidar archaeological site, in cooperation with the Struggle for Humanity Organization, and with the support of the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (Aliph).

Maintenance and restoration works focused on the parts most in need of restoration, which is a comprehensive maintenance of the damaged walls and covering the walls with clay mixed with straw according to systematic construction works under the supervision of specialists, in addition to the use of traditional materials, in addition to the maintenance of a warehouse that was dedicated to preserving the artifacts of the archaeological missions operating in the area.

The restoration work includes parts of the architectural structures that have been exposed to weather factors, treatment of cracks in the walls, filling of gaps, treatment of cavities, rehabilitation of the site and removal of harmful plants to the architectural mass, and these works are necessary to preserve the archaeological site, which also requires periodic restoration work to keep the site safe.

Of note, the site of Tal Baidar is located 35 km north of the city of Hasakah and has an elliptical shape, and many historical civilizations have succeeded in it, such as the Assyrians, the Mitannis and the Hellenists, but the most important and prosperous of them were in the middle of the third millennium BC, where a kingdom was formed called Nabada, which is located inside a fortified city surrounded by two walls one external, and another internal and some gates, as well as many palaces and temples, and Jazira region includes more than a thousand archaeological sites dating back to multiple historical periods.

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