Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Syrian Opposition Makes Protecting Cultural Treasures a Priority
There is little good news coming out of Syria these days. So it's good to hear that non-sectarian Syrian opposition forces are taking concerns about damage to Syrian cultural treasures seriously with concrete steps to try to shelter these treasures in place. The problem of course is the rise of ISIS which would rather destroy antiquities for show than protect them. And with ISIS controlling more and more territory in both Syria and Iraq, this problem has only become magnified.