STORY: This archeologist is chronicling
the restoration of Syrian monuments
THEO DE FEYTER, ARTIST AND ARCHEOLOGIST: “The heritage is not only from Syria, it is a world heritage of course, most of it, and it should be restored. This project is aimed to give Syrians and other people abroad hopefully a conscience about what is there in Syria to restore.”
Restoration projects are underway
for various sites destroyed by the war
His paintings document that process
and hang outside the Damascus National Museum
“Now there's so much destruction but also there is so much restoring. I don't think this is very well known in Europe that is in Syria it is not only war and destruction of course but people are working very hard to rebuild and restore and also start up new excavations."