Looting, bombing and overall destruction of antique sites, even those listed by UNESCO as part of our word heritage hurt me deeply. They are part of our history and part of our culture that is being lost for ever – and for what!
In previous posts I have tried to draw the world’s attention to this problem, although this will not help in any way to protect these precious treasures.
For those who share this sorrow with me and want to be kept updated, there is this collection of wonderful articles assembled by ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative on their Facebook pages. Near-weekly reports are being published there providing full information and illustration of what is happening in that beaten country.
I am certain that whoever visited any of the grand sites and cities of
will look on with a bleeding heart and tearing eyes. The absurdity of war –
still questioned after so many centuries … Syria