Yasser Showhan, a Syrian archaeologist, specializes in the heritage of eastern Syria (the eastern governorates of Syria). In 1999 Mr. Showhan graduated from the Department of Antiquities at the University of Damascus, he directly began work in the archaeological field with DGAM.
Mr. Showhan was responsible for several archaeological missions that have worked in Deir Ezzor as Syrian co-director of the French, Spanish and Japanese missions.
Later, Mr. Showhan worked as Director of Antiquities and Museums in Deir Ezzor / Syria, and Director of the Mesopotamia Heritage Documentation Center. He became a member of many committees and scientific institutions such as ICOMOS, al-Adiyat association, and Arab Archaeologists Union.
During the years of the conflict in Syria, Showhan worked in many humanitarian tasks in cooperation with UNICEF and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
He is now working freelance in the archaeological studies and researches in regarding documentation of tangible and intangible heritage, and procedures of the preservation and reconstruction of Syrian cultural heritage
He also works to monitor violations and abuses on the archaeological sites in the eastern region of Syria and is linked with a group of specialists to monitor and follow up and documenting smuggled artifacts.
Yasser Showhan is a member of thearchaeologist.news, he writes articles, researches, and news about Syrian cultural heritage