Monday, March 9, 2015

Syria: Actually Doing Something Constructive

NPR reports on a small team of Syrian Museum professionals who are making a difference in very difficult circumstances, with training and material assistance from the Smithsonian and University of Pensylvania.

CPO wonders, however, what really can be done if ISIS takes over these areas.  There should also be real concern about Palmyra and other UNESCO world heritage sites.   ISIS seems determined to turn anything "worshiped" by local elites and/or Western art/history/archaeology lovers into dust.

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