Armed Conflict

Masterpieces and ancient sites that survived millennia can violently disappear in just seconds in times of war. Around the globe, we are today witnessing cultural destruction on a scale not seen since World War II. Through the links below, learn about how armed conflict threatens our shared heritage, as well as how international law and policy seeks to safeguard it for future generations.


May 30, 2019

Taliban Captures World Heritage Site in Afghanistan

International Community Must Remain Vigilant in Protecting World Heritage WASHINGTON, DC (May 30, 2019) — The Antiquities Coalition condemns the Taliban’s  latest attack on the Afghan people and their cultural […]

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April 24, 2019

Think Tank Tackles Effectiveness of International Law in Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones

New Antiquities Coalition Policy Brief Released on 20th Anniversary of Landmark International Treaty WASHINGTON, DC (April 24, 2019)—The Antiquities Coalition today released a policy brief analyzing the power of international […]

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March 13, 2019

Antiquities Coalition Warns that Political Unrest Continues to Threaten Cultural Heritage Across the Middle East and North Africa

Statement Follows Reported Looting and Vandalism of Algeria’s Oldest Museum WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2019 — The Antiquities Coalition commends the immediate response of the Algerian people and government to […]

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