Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artefacts in Damascus museum; Tim Collins; Daily Mail

Archaeologists at the National Museum of Damascus are working to restore ancient stone statues from Palmyra after they were damaged by Islamic State.

Source: Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artefacts in Damascus museum

Advertisements

How Islamic State’s destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter; Emma Cunliffe & Luigi Curini, The Conversation

Source: How Islamic State’s destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter

Syria Before the Deluge is a poignant photographic journey through prewar Syria; Matthew Marani; Architects Newspaper

In 2009, architectural photographer Peter Aaron set out to Syria with his wife Brooke Allen, an author and professor of literature at Bennington College, In 2009, Peter Aaron embarked on a trip across Syria photographing its architecture and complex societies, since brutalized by the civil war.

Source: Syria Before the Deluge is a poignant photographic journey through prewar Syria

The true history of civilization; David Wengrow; The Week

It’s more important than conquests and monuments…

Source: The true history of civilization

Syria Set To Restore UNESCO World Heritage City Palmyra By 2019; Katrina Kufer; Harper’s Bazaar

After enduring ISIS attacks since 2016, the city is due to reopen by 2019…

Source: Syria Set To Restore UNESCO World Heritage City Palmyra By 2019

Syria begins reconstruction of UNESCO World Heritage castle near Homs; Trend News Agency

Syrian specialists have proceeded with the works to reconstruct Krak des Chevaliers castle, which was occupied by militants during the fighting in the Syrian city of Homs…

Source: Syria begins reconstruction of UNESCO World Heritage castle near Homs

Krak Des Chevaliers; Mark Cartwright; Ancient History Encyclopaedia

Source: Krak Des Chevaliers

Aleppo’s Old Town: World Cultural Heritage Threatened by Syria’s Civil War; Claudia Mende; Qantara.de

Large-scale destruction is being inflicted on the unique historical and cultural legacy of the Syrian commercial metropolis Aleppo. And the people of the city had actually only just begun to show an interest in that legacy. By Claudia Mende

Source: Aleppo’s Old Town: World Cultural Heritage Threatened by Syria’s Civil War – Qantara.de

Citadel of Aleppo to be reconstructed in 2018, official says; Tass

1200851

Read more from source

Recording heritage sites in danger with Wikipedia; John Lubbock; Wikimedia UK

I was scrolling Twitter when I came across a video of a fighter in Syria wasting ammunition to destroy an ancient Byzantine building. Jihadists in Idlib, Syria, destroy what’s left of a Byzantium era archaeological building in Deir Sunbul. The site is part of the “Dead Cities,” and is on UNESCO World Heritage List.https://t.co/LozBibwuIG pic.twitter.com/DE54KKOHQk… read more »

Source: Recording heritage sites in danger with Wikipedia