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Title: Les fouilles de Ras Shamra-Ougarit dans le contexte de la «question archéologique syrienne» durant la première décennie du mandat français (1919-1929)
Author(s): AL-MAQDISSI, Michel
Journal: Semitica
Volume: 61    Date: 2019   
Pages: 163-183
DOI: 10.2143/SE.61.0.3286690

Abstract :
The excavations carried out at Ras Shamra-Ugarit fit the French archaeological policy in Syria during the Mandate. It is almost the culmination of a decade of activity (1919-1929) organized by the 'Service des antiquités' under the authority of René Dussaud. This policy on the 'question archéologique syrienne' will be applied in several areas: excavations, museums, restoration of monuments, training of local cadres, publications, and development of laws to organize antiquities. René Dussaud will play a decisive role in creating the bases of this policy and especially organizing the excavations in Syria, including in Ras Shamra.

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