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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.

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Antiquities Coalition Releases “Mapping Culture Under Threat” Resource

Interactive Satellite Image Map Shows Scale of ISIS Destruction & Threats To Cultural  Heritage Sites in Middle East & North Africa Antiquities Coalition closely monitors ISIS’ campaign of cultural cleansing from space. To provide a [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|

Experts urge stop to ISIS funding through stolen artifacts

Experts urge stop to ISIS funding through stolen artifacts By Tia Rinehart - Spring 2016 Apr 07, 2016 Tess Davis, executive director of the Antiquities Coalition, says countries can learn a lot about the trafficking of [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|

Cultural barbarians for the ages: ISIL, Taliban, Chairman Mao

Friday, April 1st, 2016 | Posted by WorldTribune.com Cultural barbarians for the ages: ISIL, Taliban, Chairman Mao Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The modern day barbarians have been routed from the ancient city of [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|

Impresión 3D de esculturas destruidas por el estado islámico

Impresión 3D de esculturas destruidas por el estado islámico Redacción Jueves, 17 Marzo 2016 Categoría: Impresoras 3D La artista iraní Morehshin Allahyari ha realizado para la organización Rhizome, dentro de su colección 'Download', una [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|

Mapping the Destruction of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Mapping the Destruction of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Posted on Mar, 16, 2016 Contributed to WCHV by Danielle Over the last few years the world has been watching helplessly the growth of intentional destruction of [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces Catherine Chapman — Mar 11 2016 Inspired by the destruction of ancient sites, the #NEWPALMYRA project is digitally rebuilding cultural heritage like The Temple of Bel located in Palmyra, [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|