The archaeological hills, which the Afrin region is famous for their abundance, are constantly subjected to acts of sabotage by the Turkish occupation authorities, with the intention of distorting the history of the region, destroying its cultural heritage and looting archaeological finds and transporting them to the Turkish interior. Yesterday, Saturday, March 5, the Directorate of Antiquities of Afrin confirmed that the archaeological hill of the town of Basuta was subjected to a large excavation operation that completely removed its features. The archaeological hill of Basuta is located at the northwest end of the modern town of Basuta, 10 km south of the city of Afrin, which was registered in the records of the Syrian Antiquities Directorate under Resolution A/244 of 1981. The directorate said that the satellite images dated /14/7/2019 and September 28, 2019 show that the hill was subjected to a large excavation process on its entire surface with heavy machinery, and a path for the ascent and descent of the vehicles was opened at the southwestern end. He noted the presence of heavy guards on the hill by the Turkish occupation and its militias, and this prevented obtaining photos and videos from the site, in a step that indicates stifling the truth and preventing its leakage to public opinion. In another report of the Directorate, it stated that the Turkish occupation carried out sabotage excavations with heavy machinery on the archaeological hill of Burj Abdalo during the period between the last quarter of 2018 and the first half of 2019, according to the satellite chronology. The hill of Burj Abdalo is located south of the city of Afrin, about 12 km west of the village of Burj Abdalo, about 5’1 km away. It is one of the archaeological hills recorded in the records of the Syrian Antiquities Directorate by decision 244 / a for the year 1981. The hill was exposed to large and deep sabotage excavations with heavy machinery that destroyed most of the area of ​​the Acropolis, and this information was confirmed by the indigenous people through several photos that prove what was mentioned above. It is worth noting that the Directorate of Antiquities of Afrin does not know the depth of these excavations and the areas affected by sabotage after the date of the last satellite image, nor does it know anything about the nature of the materials and pieces that were extracted from the hill, and how to get rid of them by the Turkish occupation authorities.Vertaling weergeven166Bereikte mensen4BetrokkenheidsactiesBericht promoten

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