Professor Dr. Maamoun got his PhD from France in 1997 in classical archeology. He was appointed to the University of Damascus since 2000 and graduated to became a Full professor in the Department of Archeology since 2010. He was appointed as Director of scientific affairs and Museums affairs between 2000 and 2004 in DGAM, and the Head of Department of archeology at the University of Damascus between 2009 and 2012. He was also appointed as Director General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria from August 2012 until September 2017. He is the Co-Director of archaeological French- Syrian joint mission in Northern Syria since 2000. He published a number of books and dozens of scientific researches in several languages. He participated in dozens of scientific conferences in order to protect the cultural heritage during the wars. He received a number of international awards and honors for the efforts exerted to protect the Syrian cultural heritage during the years of war.