Deir Soubat – Al Bara Project

The collection and re-use of the collapsed stone in the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, also known as the Dead Cities are group of archaeological sites and monuments located in northwestern Syria, in the Idlib region.

The Idlib Museum Project

The work at the Idlib Museum began in April 2018 and it will continue until October 2018. The objectives of this project are to protect and preserve the remaining artifacts, and to rehabilitate the museum storage.

Capacity-building in the preservation of cultural heritage Project

SIMAT is committed to build and enforce the capacities and skills of the archaeologists working in the protection of cultural heritage inside Syria.

Beit Nana Project

Beit Nana (the house of grandmother) is of a great significance for Arabs in general, and for Syrians in specific.

The Mosaic Workshop Project

The Mosaic raise awareness workshops In Berlin for the Syrian and German community.

The Hekayya Project

Is a heritage preservation initiative that focuses on the participation and the empowerment of the local communities living in neighboring villages.

The Portable Cinema & Library

A portable cinema and books distribution to children, has been set up by a SIMAT team at refugee camps along the Turkish border in northwest Syria.

Calendar & Events

December 2023

The current projects


Protection and emergency intervention

  • Documentation, protection and Preservation of artifacts in the Idlib Museum


The completed projects


Documentation of the sites destruction and deterioration damage assessment

  • Documenting damage to the site of  Cyrrhus  –  Afrin area
  • Documenting damage to the Monastery of Saint Simon – Lime Massif
  • Documenting damage to the archaeological sites at Al-Wastani Mountain – Lime Massif

Protection and emergency intervention

  • Emergency intervention to protect and preserve damaged structures at the Ancient Villages of the Dead Cities – The Idlib region
  • Capacity-building in the preservation of cultural heritage project

Sharing the responsibility of preserving heritage with the local communities

  • The Hekayya project
  • Beit Nana project
  • The Mosaic Workshop project
  • The Portable Cinema and Library project

How do we work!