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Protecting Cultural Heritage Under Armed Conflicts

13 may 2017 19:30 - 21:00
Swedish Institute Alexandria
57, 26 July street
Mansheya Corniche

Talk by Cheikhmous Ali (Paris IAS fellow) within the framework of the round table organized by the Swedish Institute Alexandria


Cultural heritage is an essential component of every country`s identity and its people´s, this has naturally enforced the importance of its protection as a main component of every society. Nevertheless it has always been under threat, destruction or vandalism both intentionally and unintentionally, in fact, due to its importance, cultural heritage sites have always been targets for criminal groups.
In this context, the Swedish Institute Alexandria is inviting a group of archaeologists from Iraq/ Syria/ Yemen and Libya to share their experiences with us and their stories from home.

Dr Monica Hanna, Egyptologist and head of heritage department at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology in Aswan
Cheikhmous Ali, Archaeologist and specialist in the architecture of the ancient Near East Syria
Ramadan Shaibani, Director of Technical Affairs for Tripoli Antiquities Department Archaeologist and researcher - Libya
Khalid Al-ansi, Director of general authority for heritage and monuments in Yemen

Mohamed Kenawi, Egyptologist/archeologist

More information (Swedish Institute Alexandria's website

Syrian heritage: what to do with ancient objects removed from their context?
01 September 2016 - 30 June 2017
13 May 2017 21:00
Cheikhmous Ali
Talks and lectures
Contemporary period (1789-…)
North Africa, Middle East