registering of two archeological sites in Tartous
in Tartous, known as “Al-Bayadah Cemetery” and
garden “Azar Cemeteries”, have been registered as
archeological sites. The borders of the two sites
have been set to match the boundary on the plan of
the designated Amrit site, which is kept at the
Directorate General of Antiques and Museums. That
happened upon the issuing of decision No. 214 by
the ministry of culture which was a part of the
continuous efforts that have been going on by the
ministry to save archeological Amrit area that is
located to the south of Tarous city.
sources in the Directorate of Antiques in Tartous
mentioned that the decision included prohibiting
construction, construction permissions and building
roads within the borderlines of the site ;however,
it allowed planting trees and filed crops. It also
allowed doing some serving projects in the
Directorate General of Antiques and Museums'
granting its approval and determining the conditions
and the specific criteria for such projects.
decision comes as a result of concentrated efforts
that has been going on by the ministry of culture
,the Directorate General of Antiques and Museums
,and the volunteers team to save the archeological
clarification and scans of
the decision No.214 are not existed in the original
General of Antiques and Museums
Decision No. 214
No.197 of the year 1958 concerning establishing the
ministry of culture.
legislative decree No. 222 of the year 1963
concerning the law of Archeology and its amendment.
decree No. 2176 (25/9/1980) concerning the ownership
of the Directorate General of Antiques and Museums.
suggestion of the general director of the Antiques
approval of the Antiques council in its third
assembly that was held in 23/8/2004.
following has been issued :
1 - The two areas, known as Al-Bayadah Cemetery
and Azar Cemeteries, shall be registered as
archeological sites in Tartous city; they are near
Amrit site that is registered by decision No.149/A
dated on 22/11/1988.
2 – The borders of the two mentioned areas shall be
set to match the border of Amrit site as it is shown
in red color on the drawing that is kept in the
Directorate General of Antiques and Museums .
3 – It is prohibited to construct roads, build or
bury within the mentioned area. It will only be
allowed to grow trees and field crops (e.g. wheat,
barley …etc) and to do so some serving projects
(i.e. drinking water, electricity, phone lines,
uneven roads), and that can only happen in the
condition of getting the approval of the Directorate
General of Antiques and Museums to determine the
conditions and the specific criteria for such
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Syrian Arab Republic
Ministry of Culture
The Directorate General of Antiques and Museums
The Directorate of Buildings
The drawing of the archeological site(Amrit, Azar
cemeteries, and ALBayadah cemetery) registered by a
decision No. 214/A dated on 12/5/2005
The border of the whole archeological site as it is
specified in Article (2) Of the Decision No.214/A
dated on 12/5/2005.
The original drawing scale 1/20000
1- AlBozouq tower tomb and
2- An ancient cemetery which has a square memorial.
3- A ground cemetery
5- A Byzantium church carved in rock.
6- The temple of Nabai Alhayat.
7- An ancient port and Roman channels.
8- Amrit temple
9- The archeological hill of Amrit
10- Sacred place.
11- Amrit Stadium.
12- A cemetery carved in rock goes back to the 2nd
13- AlBayadah cemetery , that carved in rock and
consists of a Phoenician tombstone.
14- A cemetery carved in rock that consists a god
human tombs(Azar cemeteries)