Years of fighting and the emergence of the fanatical militant group ISIS have taken a heavy toll on some of humankind’s greatest treasures.
The Crac des Chevaliers has fallen victim to the chaos of Syria’s civil war following a siege between Government forces and villagers and rebels using the castle for refuge.
Syrian government forces show reporters around the recently recaptured Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, where significant war damage is visible.
At least four killed and 26 injured in the attack near Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, state media reported.
Syria’s six World Heritage sites include the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, Bosra, Crac des Chevaliers, Palmyra, Damascus and Aleppo.
Remembering visits to Syria’s lesser-known sites from antiquity, now threatened by conflict. Aleppo, Assad, Daraa, Hafez al-Assad, Syria, UNESCO, World Heritage Sites…
Source: Syria, Paradise Lost: Part I
As Syrian government forces and rebels clash in Aleppo, TIME takes a look at the history of this ancient, cosmopolitan city now locked in a state of war…
A team of archaeologists has announced new discoveries unearthed at the archaeological site of the ancient city of Bosra, southern Syria.
Damascus, arguably the world’s oldest city, is bustling with chic new life as Ottoman-era homes are turned into boutique hotels and trendy restaurants jazz up their traditional Middle Eastern fare.