3 Things Threatening Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq

When I was lucky enough to work in the Middle East I got to visit some fabulous historical sites in my off time…..Carthage ruins in Tunisia, Pyramid complex in Egypt, Petra in Jordan, Palmyra in Syria, Nineveh in Iraq and Baalbek and Byblos in Lebanon…..sadly the conflict in Syria and Iraq is giving the world the destruction of some interesting historic sites…..

These conflicts could endanger even more sites…..

The Islamic State and other radical groups engaged in the conflict in Syria and Iraq over the last three years receive much of the blame for the destruction of cultural heritage in that region. These groups are unique because they purposely go out of their way to destroy not only ancient artifacts, statues, and historic buildings, but also to attack mosques, shrines, and cemeteries. However, these groups are not the only forces damaging the cultural heritage of the region. Below are three things you may not realize are contributing to the threat of cultural heritage.

ISIL is not the only thing threatening cultural heritage. Here are 3 things you may not have considered are part of the problem.

Source: 3 Things Threatening Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq – The ASOR Blog

Sad that a culture can be destroyed for no other reason than some goddamn silly prejudice….

9 thoughts on “3 Things Threatening Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq

      1. Gee, Chuq — I have never doubted my superiority … I can’t even entertain such a suggestion about myself as to admit being wrong about anything because I am so often right about most things. And yes, I believe most of The United States is on that same wavelength with me … or at least if you talk to a lot of them on the streets and elsewhere you soon get to that point … they all seem to have a sense of entitlement, superiority, arrogance, — watch how they usually make assholes of themselves when visiting foreign countries … but I still love them all regardless of their faults and shortcomings … knowing at least that I don’t have any …. any which are immediately apparent that is …. I cannot help my Megalomania … I was born with it being born in the Image of God and all that …. you know? 🙂

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