War In Syria Threatens UNESCO World Heritage Sites; The Adventure Tribune

Syria – Ancient City of Aleppo

With the recent United States involvement in the Syrian Civil War, the violent situation in the Middle Eastern country looks to be escalating. The war has pushed over 13.5 million Syrians into refugee situations.

Since 2011, the civil war in Syria has decimated the country and its people; civilians have lost their homes, jobs, and loved ones to violence. Now, the people of Syria have the potential to lose something else in this bloody conflict: history.

Syria lies in the heart of the “Cradle of Civilization,” which spans from Egypt to Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). Human civilizations and cultures have occupied the region for more than 12,000 years, and each one has left a lasting physical impression on the land in the form of historical landmarks,

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