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Description: The hall of collection of a Syrian archaeological finds.
The area around the reservoir Lake Assad in northern Syria was created in 1970, and is rich in archaeological artifacts from thousands of years. In early 1970 the Syrian authorities are planning cooperation with UNESCO to seek assistance from the international community for archeological research there. In return, they provide an opportunity to the international teams that will work there to receive some of the objects from the excavation.
Among the organizations that responded to this appeal were the Dutch universities. Leiden University working in the establishment of Jebel Aruda, Tell Hadidi, and Tell T'as; The Amsterdam University in Tell Selenkahiye and Mureybit; and University of Groningen was focused on prehistoric dwelling in the area. This was an exceptional opportunity to conduct intensive research in an area of great archaeological wealth and give an excavated materials back to the Netherlands. Parts of these collections are exhibited in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden.
Source of information: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands
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