Mass grave excavation at Tell Fakhriya, Ras al-Ain, Syria
Forensic anthropological analysis of the Armenian genocide
containing human remains believed to be those of Ottoman Armenians, victims of
the Armenian genocide, was located at Tell Fakhriya, Ras al-Ain, Syria, in 2006.
During 2007, Roxana Ferllini coordinated and participated in the exhumation and post mortem examination of the remains with the assistance of Alexandra Croft, who graduated from the MSc Forensic Archaeological Science programme, Institute of Archaeology.
This work is the first forensic anthropological analysis applied to the investigation of the Armenian genocide, aiding cross reference and support to historical accounts of the events leading to the genocide, actions that transpired during the killings, and the use of concentration camps in northern Syria.
- R. Ferllini, A. Croft. The Case of an Armenian Mass Grave. Journal of Human Rights, 2009, 8:3,229-244.
- Financial support by Terres et Cultures in France.
- Logistical support from Professor Dominik Bonatz, Freie Universitat Berlin
- Project Director: Professor Dominik Bonatz of Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany.
- Syrian Directorate – General of Antiquities and Museums Terres et Cultures in France