Damage to the site of Ibla in Syria (Tell Mardikh, near Idlib) caused by illegal excavations and vandalization of the site carried out by locals, fighters and agents of organized trafficking in antiquities. The article on the subject and images were published by the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities. It should be noted that most if not all the sites in the open air whether under the control of the government or the rebels have sustained, in one way or another, damage by areal bombardment, shelling, looting, theft and vandalism.
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The Ancient Kingdom of Ibla is in danger
**Ibla in danger: more damage, illegal excavations and vandalization of the site November 13, 2013
|بالصور: الأضرار في موقع إيبلا الأثري في ادلب|
|15/06/2014 – عدد القراءات : 260|
In the context of the grave danger and sizable destruction of the Syrian cultural heritage and antiquities the UNESCO, belatedly in my opinion yet as some people remarked that better late than nothing, has decided to create an observatory in Beirut to Monitor Syrian heritage . I have listed below the most recent conferences and activities in the field of trying to save what might be saved.
-UNESCO to create an Observatory for the Safeguarding of Syria’s Cultural Heritage
-60th anniversary of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
– 9th ICAANE Basel, June 9-13, 2014 Welcome to the Homepage of the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), which will take place in Basel (Switzerland) from June 9-13, 2014. The Congress is organized by the University of Basel, as a co-operation of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Theology.
-An exhibition of Syria’s antiquities in Venice