Experts Sound Alarm Over Syria Archaeological Treasures

05 Apr 2012 3:01 PM | Anonymous

Experts Sound Alarm Over Syria Archaeological Treasures
by Naharnet Newsdesk 05 April 2012, 10:55

Syria's year-long revolt has exposed to looting and destruction the country's archaeological treasures, including the ancient city of Palmyra and the Greco-Roman ruins of Apamea, experts warned Thursday.

Most vulnerable are strife-torn areas that have fallen outside the full control of the regime where looters have already targeted museums, excavation sites and monuments, they said.

"In the past three to four months there has been a lot of looting," said Hiba al-Sakhel, director of museums in Syria.

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/35824-experts-sound-alarm-over-syria-archaeological-treasures

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