ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 40 (May 12, 2015)


Michael D. Danti, Cheikhmous Ali, Tate Paulette, Kathryn Franklin, Allison Cuneo, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, and David Elitzer

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Key points from this report:

  • Damage reports from various sources indicate continued severe damage in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient City of Aleppo. (pp. 8–13, 16–30)
  • The press continues to focus attention on archaeological looting, trafficking, and antiquities sales, as well as heritage destruction in the conflict zone.

* 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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