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Mapping threats to cultural heritage in the Middle East and North Africa makes it clear that much of our past, the ‘Cradle of Civilization’, is in imminent danger of destruction. With priceless artifacts and millennia of history lost and imperiled, teams of heritage experts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been working tirelessly to track the scope of the plunder thus far. This map seeks to aid efforts to protect heritage by providing a foundation for identifying #CultureUnderThreat in the broader context of terrorist activity in the region.

Our Media on #CultureUnderThreat Maps

Incident Analyzer Wins Wichmann Innovation Award 2016

Incident Analyzer Wins Wichmann Innovation Award 2016 17 October 2016 The Incident Analyzer Smart M.App won the prestigious Wichmann Innovations Award 2016 for Best Software. Announced at INTERGEO in Hamburg, Germany, this Smart M.App helps [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|

Our cultural heritage is under attack. We must all join the fight to protect it

Our cultural heritage is under attack. We must all join the fight to protect it Written by Helga Turku Mark V. Vlasic  Professor, Georgetown University Published: Tuesday 11 October 2016 From Mali to Syria, terrorists [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|

Introducing the #CultureUnderThreat Smart M.App

Introducing the #CultureUnderThreat Smart M.App BY ROSALIE AZZATO  ON  SEPTEMBER 12, 2016                                                 [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|

The #CultureUnderThreat Smart M.App at Hexagon Geospatial’s Keynote Address

The Antiquities Coalition partnered with Hexagon Geospatial to create the #CultureUnderThreat Smart M.App, a dynamic visualization of the destruction of cultural heritage sites using a Hexagon Smart M.App. This new technology helps understand patterns of [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|

Exploring Interactive #CultureUnderThreat Map: Heritage Destroyed Across MENA

Katie A. Paul The destruction of cultural heritage has been a frequent casualty of war throughout history. However, the deliberate and systematic destruction of cultural heritage that has taken place across the Middle East and [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|

Digital map seeks to document ‘trail of destruction’ of Mideast antiquities

EGYPT PULSE This map on the Antiquities Coalition website shows areas where archaeological sites and cultural treasures are under threat in the Middle East. (photo by The Antiquities Coalition) Digital map seeks to document 'trail [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|