Syria’s Ancient Heritage Sites Constantly Under Threat

09 Dec 2014 12:17 PM | Anonymous

Syria’s Ancient Heritage Sites Constantly Under Threat 

The Syrian conflict has claimed more than 100,000 lives and it’s been a devastating
human tragedy, but there’s also been a major toll on the country’s historic cultural landmarks.

Syria is home to six UNESCO world heritage sites –most of them have been damaged by bombs and looting– and other important sites are also under continued threat of being damaged or destroyed. Sites under threat include the world’s oldest synagogue and the oldest depiction of Christ.

The site containing the Middle East’s largest collection of mosaics is also under threat.

 

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/08/syria-ancient-art