Stolen History

17 Dec 2013 9:55 AM | Anonymous

Stolen History

Why should we care about saving Syria's antiquities?

Art is often a forgotten victim of wars. As the toll of human suffering builds, worrying about the fate of paintings, sculptures, and antiquities might seem frivolous, even callous. But there is good reason to care about preserving culture both in conflict and after -- and there are plenty of proponents of this view, including among governments. For instance, the upcoming movie Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, tells the true story of the group of individuals tasked by the U.S. government during World War II with finding art stolen by the Nazis and returning it to the rightful owners.

- See more at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/13/stolen_history_syria_antiquities#sthash.2pIqzt6d.QVNArSly.dpuf
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