Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Before and After: Sryria's Heritage

As those who read my blog know, I tend to write about cultural property destroyed by conflict.  In the past year I have wrote on Syria.  In this post, I want to share a short slide show that depicts before and after images of Syria cultural heritage sites destroyed by the current conflict. (You might like to expand the video when you watch)

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In my slide show, I show the before and after of the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo.  Below is a video of the aftermath of pillaging.  In the video the Free Syrian Army accuses Assad's regime of using the site to jail women and children: