The gathering of the Syrian community in France organized an exhibition that shed light on the elements of the Syrian civilization and the attempts of sabotage targeting it at the hands of the terrorist organizations back home.
The exhibition was held Saturday in Bobigny in the French capital Paris and drew a remarkable turnout of French and Arab visitors.
“The primary aim of holding this exhibition is to introduce the visitors to the civilization and great history of Syria,” Noura Obeid, a spokeswoman for the gathering, told SANA correspondent.
The exhibits included pictures and paintings with captions that provided key information on landmark archeological and cultural sites and monuments spread in various Syrian cities.
The exhibition also displayed photos that showed the devastating impact of the terrorist war that is still raging in Syria on a number of archeological monuments and milestones.
Obeid pointed out that the exhibition contributed to opening the French visitors’ eyes to the misinformation that has been practiced by the French media throughout the crisis in Syria, which entered its fourth year in early 2014.
“We wanted the exhibition to act as a platform through which we could convey facts and the truth directly to the French public opinion,” she said.
A variety of similar activities have been carried out by members of the Syrian communities in various capitals across the world through which the Syrian expatriates seek to provide an insight into the acts of theft and sabotage that have befallen the archeological sites in Syria, as inflicted by the armed terrorist groups intentionally to a large extent.
Late last June, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) started work to set up a center to observe and assess the situation of cultural heritage in Syria.
The center, which was planned to be based at the UNESCO’s office in the Lebanese capital Beirut, is meant to help in collecting and exchanging information, including online, on archeological sites which have sustained damage by the armed terrorist groups and on stolen pieces and monuments so as to recover them.