ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 32 (March 16, 2015)



Michael D. Danti, Tate Paulette, Kathryn Franklin, Allison Cuneo, and David Elitzer

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Key points from this report:

  • On March 9 and March 11, 2015, sources in Syria reported the detonation of tunnel bombs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient City of Aleppo. The specifics of these putative incidents remain unconfirmed. (pp. 30–31)
  • Sources inside and outside Iraq continue to release reports of the intentional destruction of heritage places in northern Iraq by ISIL. Many reports remain unconfirmed due to a lack of photographic evidence and recent high-resolution satellite imagery or due to the absence of visible damage in recent high-resolution satellite imagery. ASOR CHI and other monitoring groups urge that caution be exercised in reporting on these alleged incidents. (pp. 32–41)

* 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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