Early Warning & Threat Monitoring of Syrian Cultural Heritage

GHN Heritage Hero Emma Cunliffe (Durham University, UK) has just updated GHN with timely articles and videos that outline the latest damage to various important cultural heritage sites across Syria during the ongoing conflict there.

Apamea, Syria (click here to visit site on GHN)

The ancient citadel of Qal’at al-Mudiq at the major Greek site of Apamea (Afamia) has been shelled by Syrian forces, as evidenced from harrowing video captured during a bombardment on March 26th.  Click here to see the video.


Palmyra, Syria (click here to visit site on GHN)

Protestors have made use of this UNESCO World Heritage Site during recent protests on December 30th of 2011. Click here to see the video.


Al-Bara, Ancient Villages of Northern Syria (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Syria (click here to visit site on GHN)

Clear footage of damage caused by shell and machine gun fire can be seen at the site of Al-Bara in this video uploaded to Youtube.


Crac des Chevaliers, Syria (click here to visit site on GHN)

Reports of damage have been coming in recently, however none have been supported with direct photo or video evidence. However, protestors have also used this ancient citadel as a place of protest.  See protest footage here.

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Comment by Global Heritage Network on March 27, 2012 at 2:22pm

Thanks, Jenni!

Comment by Jenni Lukac on March 27, 2012 at 2:10pm

Thanks for posting this information. I've sent it out via Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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