The Aleppo citadel and other archaeological sites in Syria have been damaged by earthquakes in Turkey on Monday, which have left nearly 1,900 people dead in both countries.
The Syrian General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums has indicated on its account on the social network Facebook that «some archaeological sites» have suffered damage, including the citadel of Aleppo, which has seen the fall of part of the Ottoman mill and cracks in part of the defensive walls.
He also noted that some mosques in the city have also suffered material damage, as well as the Mamluk defensive tower and some artifacts that were in the museum of the city, whose facade has several cracks because of the earthquake.
«The General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums is awaiting more precise information during the coming hours,» he said, although he confirmed that there is data pointing to material damage to the castle of Al Marqab and other archaeological sites in the province of Hama.
On the other hand, the agency has pointed out that «so far there is no precise information about damage in the city of Homs or in the ancient city of Palmyra. «The analysis will need more time due to the existing weather conditions,» the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums has concluded.
Source: (EUROPA PRESS)