ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 63–64 (October 14, 2015 – October 27, 2015)


Michael D. Danti, Allison Cuneo, Marina Gabriel, Susan Penacho, Kyra Kaercher, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, Emily Ham, and John O’Neill

Download Report 63–64

Key points from this report:

  • The DGAM reports illicit excavation at multiple sites in southern Quneitra Governorate of Syria.
  • DigitalGlobe satellite imagery shows new constructions built near the site of Heraqla in Syria.
  • The DGAM reports looting and damage at multiple sites in Hama Governorate of Syria.
  • ISIL executes three captives tied to the Colonnaded Street in ancient Palmyra, Syria.

* This report is based on research conducted by the “Syria Preservation Initiative: Planning for Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria." Weekly reports reflect reporting from a variety of sources and may contain unverified material. As such, they should be treated as preliminary and subject to change.

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