Urgent Intervention: Stabilizing the historic Tell-Beydar Palace site and securing and improving conservation conditions of artifacts

Al-Hasakah Governorate, Northeastern Syria

Amount $ 72 682

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Fight for Humanity

project status Completed

Type of grant Emergency relief

The Tell Beydar archaeological site, located in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, dates to 2600 BCE. As a result of the conflict in Syria, the site has faced threats ranging from illegal excavations and vandalism to climate hazards. A local team implemented emergency measures for the site, including protecting the walls and refurbishing the visitor facilities. In addition, security was reinforced for the warehouse in Rmelan, where the local authorities store over 20,000 artifacts seized at the border and which originate from the region (taken from archaeological sites and armed forces). This storage space was also refurbished (cleaning, aeration, plumbing, electricity, installation of security camera) so that the artifacts can be better protected in the future.