heritage

Syria and Iraq antiquities threatened

Hard to read the reports from Syria about the destruction of archaeological sites in the chaos of the war there. No one seems to know what to do. No one seems to have any power to stop ISIS from blowing up mosques, churches and shrines. Prehistoric sites, Roman and Byzantine mosaics. Nothing is out of danger. One casualty of war is the bureaucratic structure of protecting remnants the past, many of which are unique. This happens everywhere with every conflict.