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Syrian refugees trained to restore cultural heritage

An Istanbul-based project that trained Syrians to work in the field of cultural restoration received an award from Europa Nostra.

A three-year project that trained Syrian refugees in Turkey on the restoration of cultural heritage received an award from Europa Nostra in the field of education, training and awareness-raising. Europa Nostra, one of the oldest and most influential European platforms on cultural heritage, granted the project — titled Stewards of Cultural Heritage — a prize of 11,000 euros ($12,100).

The Istanbul-based project, run by the German Archaeological Institute, or DAI, equipped two Syrian archaeologists and three architects with the advanced skills to recover and restore Syria's rich cultural heritage, when the right time comes. 

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