Rasha Hakki

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Archaeologist, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University

Rasha Hakki is a Syrian-Palestinian archaeologist. After graduating from Damascus University she completed her studies at BYU University in the USA. As a staff member of the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) in Damascus she participated in a project to document mosaics kept in Syrian museums in cooperation with the European Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments. After the outbreak of the Syrian crisis she worked with the Syrian DGAM to document the illegal trafficking of stolen Syrian artifacts. Hakki coordinated a Local Community Development Team to support Syrian local communities engaging with their shared past. She developed workshops for refugees and, especially, children to stimulate them in protecting cultural heritage, in cooperation with the Institute for Digital Archaeology in Oxford. After she arrived in the Netherlands she began to rebuild her heritage network through Dutch and European cultural organizations. She became active helping Syrian refugees integrating in their new communities and she participates in initiatives to protect Syrian cultural heritage.

See also Focus Raqqa website

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