After Palmyra, what can the world do to protect cultural treasures?

02 Sep 2015 3:56 PM | Anonymous

After Palmyra, what can the world do to protect cultural treasures? September 2, 2015 10.50am EDT

Agnieszka Jachec-Neale

There has been much public condemnation of the destruction of the Temple of Bel at Palmyra by Islamic State (IS), as well as the wider devastation being inflicted on the cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq by both IS and its opponents in Syria’s civil war.

Both Syria and Iraq are party to all relevant treaties protecting cultural heritage, but this has not stopped the rampant violations. This implies that the problem doesn’t lie with inadequate laws, but rather with compliance and enforcement. 

https://theconversation.com/after-palmyra-what-can-the-world-do-to-protect-cultural-treasures-46839