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 Amrit in Newspapers
                              

Press subjects related to Amrit.

All subjects can be found as they are in the source text..

Subtitles are given under each headline for giving a brief idea.

Date

Newspaper

The title and a brief idea

64

 

 

11-12-2006

Teshreen

‘Love Kills’

The article contained several positive and important points. The minister of culture’s response to Nadia’s article’ The Results of Knowledge and Human Work’.

  • In the meeting with the Mayor of Tartous, we didn’t adopt any decisions that include: destroying, removing, or permitting to build over the ruins and the archeological discoveries. And we didn’t go past any previous decisions that former ministers confirmed (approved).

  • We took charge of protecting what became the memory of an ancient nation, where we find our personality (identity) and our cultural treasure in its heritage.

But on the other hand in a worrying form, the minister used a tone (a manner of speech) and self-suggestions that we hoped not to hear in a minister of culture’s speech while addressing educated people who have their own values and history, because that vibrates his picture and weakness his position.

Also we came to notice in the article the speech which revels that the human interest and development are conflicting with the protection of the archeological and cultural heritage. And that is a huge and a very dangerous fallacy (analogism).
 

63

 

04-11-2006

Teshreen

‘Results of knowledge and Human Work’
An important article by Dr. Nadia:

  • Syria isn’t a poor man who is forced to sell his national treasures.

  • It is the cultural ministry’s duty to protect the archeological treasures, because these treasures are the production of many generations and the out come of previous civilizations. And no one has the right o waste it.

  • decisions of Tartous are quite dangerous on the Syrian cultural heritage.

  • from a constitution covered by noble mottos grew privation and disintegration.

  • The misleading utilization of some expressions and terms, including ‘development’.

58

 

 

07-09-2006

Teshreen

‘At Amrit’s third carnival (festival)’
Amrit is yours, and this is your chance to put it on the list of the universal heritage.

In this article there is a review of the most important points that the member of ‘ Amrit volunteers’ Ghada Zagbor had brought up in the seminar that was hold at the cultural center of tratous. And one of these points was the indication to the unaccomplished recommendations which were approbated (approved) by UNESCO, which requires the protection of the cultural heritage of Amrit.

55

 

 

21-05-2006

Teshreen

‘Phoenician Amrit is still…. Alive’

Somewhere on the ancient Syrian coast, in a time where the Man is being led by his own covetous (greed), desire, selfishness, and his love to destruct and ruin. There stands Amrit, the Phoenician daughter... still alive, challenging this new faked (false) civilization.   

54

 

 

27-04-2006

Teshreen

After the speech of Amrit’s importance and the transgressions on it. The foreigner experts assured the necessity of protecting its ruins, because it goes beyond the national and territorial limits (borders).

-This article presents several subjects, starts with the importance of Amrit, ends with the international experts’ opinions, including the rule of the intended organizations to protect the cultural heritage, explaining the transgressions on Amrit from the other ministries, and reviewing the recommendations of the international workshop about Amrit, Arwad, and the old city of tartous, which were issued in the presence of the UNESCO. 

48

 

 

20-02-2006

Teshreen

‘Amrit, Arwad, and Old Tartous are important archeological and environmental sites’ How to protect them? Opinions and suggestions help to manage and protect these sites.

-Protected archeological area. Forbid conjoining the Phoenician ports area with Amrit’s touristy project. Farness the highway plans from the archeological area. Assign enough human and financial sources for studies. And cooperate with the official departments and the international community.
-More details about the recommendations of the international workshop about Amrit, Arwad, and old tartous.

45

 

 

11-02-2006

Teshreen

‘To Whom It May Concern: Amrit and Arwad … All over again’

- The director of the Arabian and African unit at the museum’s section of the cultural heritage department in UNESCO, Dr. Anna Pauline made her speech quite clear while addressing the participations at the workshop. Says she:” This is a real opportunity for you to consider these sites as a universal heritage on the part of UNESCO.

43

 

 

08-02-2006

Teshreen

‘Opening a Workshop to Manage, Protect, and develop the archeological sites of Amrit, Arwad, and Old Tartous’

Opening the workshop of managing, protecting, and developing the archeological sites of Amrit, Arwad, and Old Tartous, this was established by the archeological and museum department in association with UNESCO that lasts 3 days.

Says Dr. Abdul Razak Muaz ‘The minister of culture’s assistant’: ‘It is our duty to protect these 2 sites of Amrit and Arwad, because they are ones of the most important achievements of the Phoenician civilization all over the world’.

33

 

 

21-09-2005

AlThawra

The increasing number of the archeological findings and the persisting need for repairing and keeping them. A gateway for touring investment. Establishing museums is a need for protecting them from violations.

The essay shows the importance of keeping ruins and establishing museums for them.It also shows that the work of the volunteers' team was a kind of an apology toward the ignorance and the non-loyalty to its presented civilization. The volunteers' team has this feeling of belonging, responsibility, and the loyalty to the history of this country without making meetings or taking permission from anyone because the good work does not need any permission.

32

 

 

20-09-2005

AlThawra

President Basher ALASSAD visits Tartoos and has a look on the process of work in many projects and public establishments. The quick act of preparing the central lab of the port and achieving the belated projects.

President Bashar ALASSAD gives his orders in investing ruins in tourism and the need for excavating them quickly especially Amrit.

31

 

 

19-09-2005

Alhayat

Three young Syrian guys save the archeological site from being forgotten….and from garbage.    They win over the greed of investors !

It shows the story of the volunteers' success in reviewing the touring project that has a negative effect on Amrit. It also shows their support to the archeological mission in order to reach this goal.

Not only the volunteers participated in this success but also the responsible people who also supported this experience.

30

 

 

30-08-2005

AlThawra

Amrit……the root of civilization

A brief idea about Amrit and its main monuments.

29

 

 

27-08-2005

Teshreen

Measures for protecting Amrit, the port, the hill of “ALMentar” and Repairing other sites

 A response to the newspaper article “Tartous’ ruins suffer from negligence and robbery” in regard to guarding and protecting Amrit.

28

 

 

18-08-2005

AlThawra

New archeological discoveries in Amrit, and its Olympic stadium is the first in the world

A brief idea about Amrit as an introduction , then a general overview about the important findings.
The article is followed by Photos and comments.

27

 

 

18-08-2005

AlThawra

Ruins Investment.

Shows the negligence in protecting the ruins / investing them through cultural tourism.

26

 

 

8-08-2005

AlThawra

Many thanks to “ Al Thawra”

Many thanks to” AlWhadah” from Amrit volunteers and others.

25

 

 

30-07-2005

Teshreen

What is the destiny of “Amrit” company for investment and tourism?

"Amrit touring project" and its investors.

The original article is followed by some clarifications supported by photos about the reality of this project and a selection from UNESCO Report which explains some points related to the project bad results.
Selections of the article (Themar AlZawq and civilization) which explains the concept of the cultural tourism, Lists its requirements and finally disproves the miserable touring projects like “Amrit touring project” and similar projects.

24

 

 

29-07-2005

AlThawra

Save Amrit….. the city of purple and alphabet

“Save Amrit” a seminar held by Adyat branch in Homs.
Amrit Volunteers have participated in it. Using Multimedia projection they showed photos of the most important Amrit monuments, the committed violations and the touring projects that lead to the destruction of our civilized heritage and identity.
Mr. Malatus JAGNOUN said:” what is unknown about Amrit is more than what we know.
Amrit volunteers: People make the civilization and they are responsible for protecting it. Public participation is the key factor in protecting and maintaining the heritage and the monuments.

23

 

 

25-07-2005

AlWahdah

Cleaning Amrit stadium in cooperation with the national campaign of cleaning the Syrian Beach.

Students of Archeology , the national campaign volunteers for cleaning the Syrian Beach and Amrit volunteers participated in cleaning the stadium.

22

 

 

06-07-2005

AlThawra

Save Amrit. Amrit volunteers team calls for help.

Looks into Volunteers’ project activities for saving Amrit, the construction of this website on the net and their call for facilitating the mission of the excavation teams and inviting UNESCO/JICA / The Red Cross and "Shabibat ALThawra" organization to support the project.

21

 

 

04-07-2005

AlBaath

Amrit; the unique Phoenician city in the world is facing a turning point. There is a need for rehabilitating Amrit and start investing in the cultural tourism.

The essay is a reaction (or reply) to” Save Amrit” appeal.
The writer tried to focus on many ideas especially the cultural tourism.

20

 

 

02-07-2005

AlWahdah

Amrit between the past and the present

The essay highlights the government persons' lack of a cultural sense. This in turn has a negative effect on our present and our future. The article also shows the volunteers’ important role in urging people to protect our cultural identity.

19

 

 

29-06-2005

AlThawra

Save Amrit

The writer expresses his opinion about "Amrit volunteers", Saying that we used to hear empty words and repeated expressions but the same words and expressions in the volunteers' case have a real meaning supported with their acts.

18

 

 

9-06-2005

AlThawra

Clarifications and a comment regarding robbery in Amrit.

Some clarifications about “ALWahdah”7-6-2005.
The journalist expressed the following points:
in spite of these necessary measures, but nothing new concerning the increasing number of guards from the museums and excavation teams. We just notice more care and the issuance of decision no.214 dated 12/5/2005 for registering AlBayadah and Azar cemeteries as archeological sites.

17

 

 

11-06-2005

Teshreen

Tartous ruins suffer from negligence and robbery…the local administration is the best to protect them.

Eng. Marwan Hasan, the manger of the Directorate of Antiques and Museums in Tartous, talks about the repeated stealing in Amrit. He asserts that it should be permanent correspondence. He adds that the local administration is the best for protecting ruins. He alludes to the suffering of the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums.
He is wondering why all negligence of ruins that is known to many that it takes the place of oil as assured by the minister of culture.

16

 

 

08-06-2006

AlWahdah

Registering two archeological sites in Tartous.

Registering AlBayadah and Azar cemeteries as archeological sites in Tartous. This has come as a result of a hard work by the ministry of culture, the archeological and museum circle, and the volunteers team of saving Amrit.

15

 

 

08-06-2005

AlBaath

Registering AlBayadah and Azar cemeteries as archeological sites.

Registering AlBayadah cemeteries and Azar gardens as archeological sites in Tartous. This has come as a result of a hard work by the ministry of culture, the Directorate General of Antiquities and museum, and the volunteers team of saving Amrit.

14

 

 

07-06-2005

AlWahdah

Saving Azar in order to be added to Amrit.
the decision no. 214/1 has been issued to register the two famous places” AlByadah, Azar cemeteries” as archeological sites.

13

 

 

07-06-2005

AlWahadh

The answer of Tartous police.

Abdul Aziz Mouhamad Dieb Dayaa , the police general officer of Tartous, comments of what has written in ”Saving Azar Cemeteries”.

12

 

 

06-06-2005

AlWahadh

Cultural activities in Adyat Society of Tartous.

A definition of Adyat in Syria and its cultural and archeological activities. Adyat branch in Tartous supported the volunteers team, and sent a telegraph to the President regarding Saving Amrit.

11

 

 

30-05-2005

AlThawra

22 milliard, the cost of the projects…and many touring sites for investment.
The ministry of tourism is following up the idea of investing Amrit in spite of the existence of the national excavation mission in the site. The final report has not written yet.

10

 

 

25-05-2005

AlWahadh

KABOUL's visit to Amrit …Reducing rubbish and providing guarding team.

Tartous' mayor visits Amrit and gives his orders for reducing rubbish in Azar cemeteries and providing it with guards.

9

 

 

24-05-2005

AlWahadh

Amrit and the new excavation.

The latest findings in Amrit. Adyat is supporting Saving Amrit and encouraging the volunteers.

8

 

 

19-05-2005

AlWahadh

The active role of the press.

Azar cemeteries and robbery in it. The volunteers’ interview with the minister of culture; who showed a great interest and ordered fast measures for protecting the site. The active role of the press in showing corruption and taking measures against it.

7

 

 

16-05-2005

AlWahadh

Protecting ruins and investing them in tourism since they are a result of the human Syrian civilization.

Dr. Mahmoud ALSAAID , the minister of culture, assured that Syria is acquiring a great fame in its human civilization which is the civilization of great ideas and tolerance.Dr. Saleem KABOUL assured that the government is ready to give all what is needed for stopping the destruction phenomena of ruins. Amrit volunteers talked about a persisting need to establish a national campaign to protect Amrit ruins .

6

 

 

15-5-2005

AlThawra

Important decisions for solving the archeological problem in Tartous.

Dr. Mahmoud ALSAAID took many decisions for solving the problem between the Directorate General of Antiquities and museums and many sides in Tartous.

5

 

 

15-05-2005

AlBaath

Studying the projects relating to Tartous ruins.

Dr. Mahmoud ALSAAID , the minister of culture , assured in the presence of Abdul Karim MOUSTIFA ,and Dr. Saleem KHABOUL ; Tatous' mayor ,that ruins takes the place of oil.

4

 

 

13-05-2005

AlThawra

Stopping robbery in Amrit ruins……the minister of culture is coming tomorrow to Tartous.

Dr. Mahmoud ALSAAID, the minister of culture, will visit Tartous tomorrow to discuss the problem of ruins.

3

 

 

04-05-2005

AlThawra

Repeated stealing in Amrit…as a result of negligence and the lack of human and finance abilities of the directorate-general of Antiquities.

Amrit and Azar cemeteries. The need for providing the site with guards.
The article is supported by the declarations of responsible people.
Azar file presented by Amrit volunteers on February 2005 is also mentioned.

2

 

 

19-04-2005

AlWahdah

Save Azar cemeteries in Tartous. Ruins' thieves are stealing the coffers and their contents.

Azar cemeteries (Amrit and Aradous cemeteries) and the problem of making this area a dump place.
Stealing the historical cemeteries.  some suggestions an conclusions at the end of this article.

1

 

 

01-04-2005

AlWahdah

The antiquarian city of Amrit….they paved roads to it, so it became a favorite place for the fiddlers!!

Modernization especially in historical places should be according to certain norms and should not be done by unaware people who may lead to their destruction. This essay is supported by two examples.

 

 

 

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