Looting, vandalization, illegal excavations, army occupation, criminal shelling and bombing: the tragic fate of Syrian antiquities

Archaeological sites in Syria

Archaeological sites in Syria

Archaeological sites in Syria

Archaeological sites in Syria

Looting, vandalization, illegal random excavations in  of archaeological sites, and savage criminal shelling of historic monuments: the tragic fate of Syrian antiquiteis

Apamea

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524272637614408&set=a.205431502831858.49529.203016749740000&type=1&theater

Illegal excavations in Apamia

Illegal excavations in Apamea: the sattelite picture shows holes dug in the ground in order to loot the findings

https://www.facebook.com/Archeologie.syrienne?fref=ts

A faceb00kian commented: according to google earth images, the time between the relatively untouched site and the total destruction on the right is even shorter, 8-9 months. this means that the looting is done in industrial-scale organised manner with enormous manpower. possibly under protection.

Apamea: Satellite images showing holes dug all over the site; other images taken by activists on the ground are showing a tower ransacked by looters. A third photo is showing a portion of the Great Colonnade of Apamea destroyed by bombing. According to our sources on the ground, 30 mosaics from this site were stolen. Attached to this post you will find a photo showing one of these mosaics.

Bosra (Arabic: بصرى Buṣrā), Southern Syria

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=409215639185553&set=a.331090846998033.78508.324869057620212&type=1&theater

Snipers in the fortress

Snipers in the fortress

It would be very interesting to read Wikipedia on Bosra

The Roman theatre and the Arab fort in Bosra, both at risk.

The Roman theatre and the Arab fort in Bosra, both at risk. 

Destruction of part of the ruins of the Roman temple in Bosra

Destruction by shelling of part of the remains  of the Roman temple in Bosra

Bombing the Cathsdral of St. Serge and Bacchus in Bosra

Bombing the remains of the Cathsdral of St. Sergius and St.Bacchus in Bosra

Deraa – Al-Herak : state of the 8th century Al-Omeri mosque, southern Syria

The Destruction of the 8th century Omari Mosque in Daraa

Crak des Chevalliers, east of Tartus, in the Homs Gap

Crak des Chevalliers: shelling and artillery shelling 

Ibla, modern Tell MardikhIdlib GovernorateSyria, is looted again

Looting and illegal digging  in Doura Europos

Doura Europos

The site of Doura Europos looted

The site of Doura Europos looted

Deir Ezzor on the Euphrates

Destruction of the Ottoman souk of Deir Ezzor

Destruction of the Ottoman souk of Deir Ezzor

The Roman Dead Cities near Idlib, Northern Syria

File:Mushabbak Basilica Aleppo5.jpg

The Association for the Protection of Syrian Archaeology (APSA), has received information, showing that the site of Kherbet Kseibjeh adjacent to Sermda, once again, was looted last week


The Dead Cities

Palmyra

Digging in, shelling  and army Occupation is threatening the jewel of the desert

Please note that all the images marked with the logo of ©Protect Syrian Archaeology are  copyrighted. They kindly gave me permission to use them in this post.

©Alisar Iram

About alisariram

I am an artist, a writer and a researcher. I know Arabic and English . I am interested in music and art of every description. I like to describe myself as the embodiment of a harmonious marriage between two cultures which I value and treasure.
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