ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 21–22 (January 5, 2015)



Michael D. Danti & Cheikhmous Ali

Download Report 21–22

Key points from this report:

  • One or two tunnel bombs detonated by Jabha Shamiya militants in the Ancient City of Aleppo (UNESCO World Heritage Site), allegedly damaging historic structures
  • DGAM report on the site of Dura Europos confirms widespread destruction by looters and vandalism of the excavation headquarters and visitors center
  • DGAM publishes Q4 2014 heritage damage report detailing damage in 8 of 14 governorates (summary chart provided here)
  • DGAM reports may be over-attributing damage to looting/illegal excavation, as opposed to neglect

* 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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