Ancient sites in the Middle East are crumbling at the hands of ISIS. So, why is the Islamic extremist group trying to erase history?
“UNESCO works around the world to harness the power of culture to reconcile people and bring them together. In the end, the best way to protect heritage in times of conflict is to make cultural protection a pillar of peace-building.”
Here Are the Ancient Sites ISIS Has Damaged and Destroyed
“Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria continue their war on the region’s cultural heritage, attacking archaeological sites with bulldozers and explosives.”
Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities
“The brutal murder of Khaled al-Asaad, 82, is the latest atrocity perpetrated by the jihadi group, which has captured a third of Syria and neighbouring Iraq and declared a ‘caliphate’ on the territory it controls.”
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