The restoration of the ancient city is based on a 3D-model.
St. Petersburg archaeologists from the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences will carry out a new photo shoot of the World Heritage Sites in Syria’s Palmyra, TASS reports.
The photos are necessary for making a 3D-model of Palmyra, which will help restore the destroyed ancient monuments. Syria’s specialists wished for a wider participation of Russian experts in studying and preserving the cultural heritage in Syria.
End of August, a meeting between the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Head of the Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums of Syria was held in Damascus. The parties agreed to sign an agreement on cooperation in November.
The Syrian party also wants Russia to receive and educate young Syrian archaeologists and restoration experts.
The ancient monuments of Palmyra were destroyed by IS (Islamic State, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) terrorists after the seizure of the city in 2015. Among the architectural objects of high historic and cultural value that suffered were the Roman amphitheater facade and the antique tetrapylon.
St. Petersburg experts made their first expedition to Palmira and carried out the first photo shooting of the city in 2016.