Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria

05 Aug 2014 11:20 AM | Anonymous

Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria


Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of State and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) have signed a $600,000 cooperative agreement to comprehensively document the current condition of cultural heritage sites in Syria and assess the future restoration, preservation, and protection needs for those sites. ASOR’s documentation and planning will raise global awareness of the threats to Syria’s cultural heritage and identify immediate or future projects and assistance that can be carried out and provided inside Syria.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/230214.htm

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