Michael D. Danti, Cheikhmous Ali, Tate Paulette, Allison Cuneo, Kathryn Franklin, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, and David Elitzer
Key points from this report:
- ISIL militants destroyed the Northwest Palace at Nimrud, Iraq, and on April 11 released a video showing this performative, deliberate destruction and denouncing connections between the pre-Islamic past and modern Iraqi identity. (pp. 34–52)
- The Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria (DGAM) released its Quarterly Report (January 1–March 31, 2015) on heritage damage in 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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