Looting, vandalization, illegal random excavations in of archaeological sites, and savage criminal shelling of historic monuments: the tragic fate of Syrian antiquiteis
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
It would be very interesting to read Wikipedia on 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
Ibla, modern Tell Mardikh, Idlib Governorate, Syria, is looted again
The Roman Dead Cities near Idlib, Northern Syria
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
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.
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