Country: Syria

Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says

(Syria)

Angus McDowall (2017). Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says. Reuters. 3 August.

ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets

(Iraq; Syria)

Kristin Romey (2017). ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets. National Geographic. 2 August.

Hands Off the Antiquities

(Syria)

Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 15 July.

Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.

Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra

(Syria)

Sarah Bond (2017). Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra. Forbes. 5 July.

Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra

(Syria)

SANA (2017). Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra. ABNA. 1 July.

ISIS militants battered Syria's ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand

(Syria)

Patrick J. McDonnell (2017). ISIS militants battered Syria's ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand. Los Angeles Times. 2 June.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor (2017). National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts. Prague Daily Monitor. 16 May.

At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director. AMN News. 4 May.

Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war

(Syria)

NRT (2017). Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war. NRT. 4 May.

Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins

(Syria; United States of America)

Gabrielle Russon (2017). Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins. Phys.org. 4 April.

Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; United States of America)

Julia Halperin (2017). Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq. The Art Newspaper. 3 April.

Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

(Syria)

Frank Gardner (2017). Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution. BBC News. 21 March.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.

Art Trafficking

(Syria; Iraq)

Tania Rakhmanova (2017). Art Trafficking. Al Jazeera. 17 March.

Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza

(Switzerland; Syria; Yemen; Libya)

Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland

EFE (2017). Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza. El Diario. 14 March.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri (2017). A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire. The New York Times. 11 March.

Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says

(Syria)

Reuters (2017). Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says. Reuters. 3 March.

Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town. BBC News. 2 March.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto (2017). The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS. The Atlantic. 23 February.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says

(Syria; Iraq)

Rick Noack (2017). The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says. The Washington Post. 17 February.

The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online

(Syria)

Jason Farago (2017). The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online. The New York Times. 15 February.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 January.

The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer (2017). The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The Telegraph. 21 January.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

(Syria)

Camila Domonoske (2017). ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says. NPR. 20 January.

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra. BBC News. 19 January.

Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts

(Lebanon; Syria)

Federica Marsi (2017). Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts. The Daily Star. 16 January.

Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'

(Syria)

BBC News (2017). Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'. BBC News. 3 January.

After Islamic State institutionalized looting in Syria, the market for fake antiquities is booming

(Syria)

Nibih Bulous (2016). After Islamic State institutionalized looting in Syria, the market for fake antiquities is booming. Los Angeles Times. 31 December.

U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State

(Syria; United States of America)

Yeganeh Torbati (2016). U.S. sues to recover ancient Syrian artifacts looted by Islamic State. Reuters. 15 December.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

(Syria)

BBC News (2016). Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city. BBC News. 11 December.

How the antiquities black market thrives on Syria: 'We have the collapse of state institutions and the society holding them all together'

(Syria)

Syria Direct (2016). How the antiquities black market thrives on Syria: 'We have the collapse of state institutions and the society holding them all together'. Syria Direct. 8 December.

Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'

(Syria)

Rami al-Khattib (2016). Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'. Syria Direct. 8 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?

(Syria)

Robert Fisk (2016). Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?. The Independent. 1 December.

Signs Of Hope: Ancient Relics Found In Monastery Destroyed By ISIS

(Syria)

Carey Lodge (2016). Signs Of Hope: Ancient Relics Found In Monastery Destroyed By ISIS. Christian Today. 29 November.

How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage

(Syria)

Florence Massena (2016). How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage. Al-Monitor. 13 November.

'We've hidden our treasures from Isil, only a handful know the secret location', says Syria's antiquities chief

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2016). 'We've hidden our treasures from Isil, only a handful know the secret location', says Syria's antiquities chief. The Telegraph. 12 November.

Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'

(Syria)

Noura Hourani (2016). Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'. Syria Direct. 18 October.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome. The Guardian. 6 October.

Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra

(Syria)

Magdy Samaan (2016). Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra. The Telegraph. 3 October.

A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage

(Syria)

Giota Mirtsioti (2016). A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage. eKathimerini. 29 September.

Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice

(Syria)

Russell Goldman (2016). Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice. The New York Times. 29 September.

Slick Replica of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions

(Syria; United States of America)

Claire Voon (2016). Slick Replica of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions. Hyperallergic. 20 September.

Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed

(Turkey; Syria; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2016). Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed. Live Science. 19 September.

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

Kirsteen Paterson (2016). Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage. The National. 9 September.

Fake antiquities flood out of Syria as smugglers fail to steal masterpieces amid the chaos of war

(Syria)

Patrick Cockburn (2016). Fake antiquities flood out of Syria as smugglers fail to steal masterpieces amid the chaos of war. The Independent. 6 September.

Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State

(Libya; Syria)

Nick Miller (2016). Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 September.

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Phyllis Stephen (2016). Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war. The Edinburgh Reporter. 28 August.

Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says

(Syria)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq; United States of America)

Joe Davidson (2016). Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria. The Washington Post. 19 August.

US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts

(Syria; United States of America)

AFP (2016). US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts. The Daily Mail. 17 August.

GAO: Art world wants US to better protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Iraq; Syria; United States of America)

Rebecca Kheel (2016). GAO: Art world wants US to better protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria. The Hill. 15 August.

80%of Aleppo Old City square destroyed, residents lack tools to rebuild

(Syria)

Syria Direct (2016). 80%of Aleppo Old City square destroyed, residents lack tools to rebuild. Syria Direct. 4 August.

IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra

(Syria)

Reuters (2016). IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra. Reuters. 23 July.

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

(Syria; Libya)

UN News Centre (2016). UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger. UN News Centre. 14 July.

Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery

(United States of America; Syria)

Olivia Paschal (2016). Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery. The Politic. 8 July.

Smash, bulldoze, erase: ISIS releases new video of Palmyra antiquities' destruction

(Syria)

RT (2016). Smash, bulldoze, erase: ISIS releases new video of Palmyra antiquities' destruction. RT. 7 July.

The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins

(Syria)

Gulf News (2016). The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins. Gulf News. 29 June.

Syria's third-oldest mosque damaged by airstrike: 'A violation of historical sites'

(Syria)

Alaa Nassar (2016). Syria's third-oldest mosque damaged by airstrike: 'A violation of historical sites'. Syria Direct. 2 June.

Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist

(Syria)

AFP (2016). Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist. The Guardian. 1 June.

How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?

(Iraq; Syria)

Fiona Rose-Greenland (2016). How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?. The Conversation. 31 May.

While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction

(Syria)

Ross Burns (2016). While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria's heritage sites risks destruction. Apollo. 20 May.

Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history

(Syria)

Lizzie Porter (2016). Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history. Middle East Eye. 20 May.

Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts

(Syria; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 May.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press (2016). Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 17 May.

Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater

(Syria; Russia)

Jennifer MacKenzie (2016). Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater. Hyperallergic. 13 May.

Syrian Antiquities Import Restrictions Are Law, But Will They Work?

(United States of America; Syria)

Owen Jarus (2016). Syrian Antiquities Import Restrictions Are Law, But Will They Work?. Live Science. 10 May.

Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Bradley Klapper (2016). Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities. Stars and Stripes. 9 May.

IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants

(Syria)

Stuart Ramsey (2016). IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants. Sky News. 3 May.

Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 29 April.

Antiquities expert on Palmyra visit: 'Syria can't possibly restore the destroyed artifacts'

(Syria)

Bahira al-Zarier (2016). Antiquities expert on Palmyra visit: 'Syria can't possibly restore the destroyed artifacts'. Syria Direct. 26 April.

Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage

(Syria)

Emma Cunliffe (2016). Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage. The Wire. 23 April.

Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Lauren Turner (2016). Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London. BBC News. 19 April.

Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Umberto Bacchi (2016). Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised. International Business Times. 19 April.

Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria. Daily Sabah. 17 April.

Shawnee State University's Amr Al-Azm aids the fight against ISIS looting in Syria (photos)

(Syria)

Steven Litt (2016). Shawnee State University's Amr Al-Azm aids the fight against ISIS looting in Syria (photos). Cleveland.com. 14 April.

Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Steven Lee Myers (2016). Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities. The New York Times. 13 April.

Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts

(Turkey; Syria)

Sputnik News (2016). Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts. Sputnik News. 11 April.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV (2016). Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'. Press TV. 8 April.

Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia

(Syria; Russia)

Louis Charbonneau (2016). Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia. Reuters. 6 April.

Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation

(Syria; Turkey)

Richard Engel (2016). Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation. NBC. 6 April.

ISIS 'Department of Artifacts' document exposes antique loot trade via Turkey (RT EXCLUSIVE)

(Turkey; Syria)

RT (2016). ISIS 'Department of Artifacts' document exposes antique loot trade via Turkey (RT EXCLUSIVE). RT. 31 March.

Why Palmyra is a pawn in Assad's game with the West

(Syria)

Sabine Oelze (2016). Why Palmyra is a pawn in Assad's game with the West. DW. 30 March.

First Pictures Of Palmyra As IS Driven Out

(Syria)

Sky News (2016). First Pictures Of Palmyra As IS Driven Out. Sky News. 28 March.

Palmyra liberated: First images of ancient heritage site freed from ISIS (PHOTOS)

(Syria)

RT (2016). Palmyra liberated: First images of ancient heritage site freed from ISIS (PHOTOS). RT. 28 March.

Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror

(Syria)

Maamoun Abdelkarim (2016). Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror. The Guardian. 26 March.

6 out of 6: ALL of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war

(Syria)

RT (2016). 6 out of 6: ALL of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war. RT. 15 March.

Cómo se roban la historia siria

(Syria)

Juan David Torres Duarte (2016). Cómo se roban la historia siria. El Espectador. 12 March.

Antiquities: The Spoils of War

(Syria; Iraq)

Georgina Adam (2016). Antiquities: The Spoils of War. Financial Times. 11 March.

Escalating the War on Looting

(Syria; Iraq)

Celestine Bohlen (2016). Escalating the War on Looting. The New York Times. 11 March.

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces

(Syria; Iraq)

Catherine Chapman (2016). To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces. Vice. 11 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Armenian church in Deir al-Zour

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Armenian church in Deir al-Zour. BBC News. 10 March.

UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage. UNESCO. 10 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet. BBC News. 8 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery. BBC News. 7 March.

'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). 'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat. BBC News. 4 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret. BBC News. 3 March.

Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting

(Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting. The Daily Mail. 3 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur. BBC News. 2 March.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel

(Syria)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel. BBC News. 1 March.

What do we really know about Islamic State's role in illicit antiquities trade?

(Iraq; Syria)

Christina Ruiz (2016). What do we really know about Islamic State's role in illicit antiquities trade?. The Art Newspaper. 1 March.

Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage

(Syria)

NPR (2016). Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage. NPR. 28 February.

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli

(Syria)

Syrian Radio & TV (2016). Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli. Syrian Radio & TV. 26 February.

Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn't take sides

(Syria)

Vincent Noce (2016). Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn't take sides. The Art Newspaper. 10 February.

One museum's tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad

(Syria; United States of America)

Phoebe Segal (2016). One museum's tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad. Apollo. 4 February.

Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control

(Syria; Iraq; Afghanistan; India)

Rattanamol Singh (2016). Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control. Guernica Magazine. 28 January.

Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

(Greece; Iraq; Syria)

eKathimerini (2016). Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq. eKathimerini. 24 January.

Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference

(Syria)

Joe Miller (2016). Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference. BBC News. 22 January.

To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example

(Iraq; Syria)

Erasmus (2016). To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example. The Economist. 22 January.

Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back

(Iraq; Syria)

Irina Bokova (2016). Terrorists are destroying our cultural heritage. It's time to fight back. World Economic Forum. 18 January.

Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Kabir Sehgal (2016). Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting. Fortune. 16 January.

DGAM Director General: Terrorist organizations transgressing on archeological sites in Quneitra

(Syria)

Syria Online (2016). DGAM Director General: Terrorist organizations transgressing on archeological sites in Quneitra. Syria Online. 11 January.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce (2015). France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.

6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria

(Syria)

Sputnik News (2015). 6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria. Sputnik News. 28 December.

Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2015). Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'. Telegraph. 24 December.

Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon

(Lebanon; Syria)

Albawaba (2015). Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon. Albawaba. 23 December.

My Great-grandfather, the Man Who Held the Key to the Aleppo Codex

(Israel; Syria)

Judy Maltz (2015). My Great-grandfather, the Man Who Held the Key to the Aleppo Codex. Haaretz. 22 December.

Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction

(Syria)

Earl Lane (2015). Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction. Science. 18 December.

Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art

(Syria; Turkey)

Shadia Nasralla (2015). Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art. Reuters. 11 December.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet (2015). Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige. Aftonbladet. 6 December.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan (2015). Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister. The Telegraph. 4 December.

The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade

(Iraq; Syria)

Ben Taub (2015). The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade. The New Yorker. 4 December.

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage

(Syria)

Kristin Romey (2015). Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage. National Geographic. 1 December.

War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites

(Syria)

Andrew Lawler (2015). War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites. National Geographic. 25 November.

Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey

(Turkey; Syria)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 25 November.

Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones (2015). Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists. The Guardian. 20 November.

Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Gareth Harris (2015). Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.

The art detective fighting to save Syria's past

(Syria)

BBC News (2015). The art detective fighting to save Syria's past. BBC News. 11 November.

Here's what we know about Daesh's antiquities department

(Syria; Iraq)

Hayat Norimine (2015). Here's what we know about Daesh's antiquities department. Albawaba. 8 November.

Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community

(Syria)

Sylvia Poggioli (2015). Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community. NPR. 7 November.

Artist Brian McCarty's Photographs Hijacked By ISIS

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

April Neale (2015). Artist Brian McCarty's Photographs Hijacked By ISIS. Monsters & Critics. 6 November.

El lucrativo negocio de la cultura ilegal

(Syria; Iraq)

The lucrative business of illegal culture

Günther Wessel (2015). El lucrativo negocio de la cultura ilegal. DW. 26 October.

Isil destroys Roman-era columns in Palmyra during execution

(Syria)

Louisa Loveluck (2015). Isil destroys Roman-era columns in Palmyra during execution. The Telegraph. 26 October.

The Islamic State isn't the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites

(Syria; Iraq)

Adam Taylor (2015). The Islamic State isn't the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites. The Washington Post. 21 October.

A Jailed Activist's 3-D Models Could Save Syria's History From ISIS

(Syria)

Andy Greenberg (2015). A Jailed Activist's 3-D Models Could Save Syria's History From ISIS. Wired. 21 October.

Penn's Hanson Works to Protect Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq

(Iraq; Syria)

Michele Berger (2015). Penn's Hanson Works to Protect Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq. Penn News. 15 October.

Race against the raiders of Syrian antiquities

(Lebanon; Syria)

Chloé Domat (2015). Race against the raiders of Syrian antiquities. Middle East Eye. 14 October.

Palmyra: Islamic State's demolition in the desert

(Syria)

Dominic Bailey (2015). Palmyra: Islamic State's demolition in the desert. BBC News. 5 October.

Getty seeks to preserve memory of Palmyra's Roman ruins through acquisition of rare photography collection

(Syria; United States of America)

Emily Sharpe (2015). Getty seeks to preserve memory of Palmyra's Roman ruins through acquisition of rare photography collection. The Art Newspaper. 2 October.

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

(Iraq; Syria)

Kathleen Caulderwood (2015). Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?. Vice. 30 September.

Trevor Noah calls Isis 'capitalist hypocrites' for selling stolen artifacts to the US

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Justin Carissimo (2015). Trevor Noah calls Isis 'capitalist hypocrites' for selling stolen artifacts to the US. The Independent. 30 September.

Uniting Against Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

United States Department of State (2015). Uniting Against Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria. United States Department of State. 30 September.

ISIS Raid Netted Stolen Treasure Trove of Ancient Artifacts

(Syria)

Christopher Dickey (2015). ISIS Raid Netted Stolen Treasure Trove of Ancient Artifacts. The Daily Beast. 30 September.

Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities'

(Turkey; Syria)

Pinar Tremblay (2015). Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities'. Al Monitor. 25 September.

Artifact rescuer says world must protect antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Daniel Estrin (2015). Artifact rescuer says world must protect antiquities. The Times of Israel. 3 September.

Fincham: Syria will need the culture that ISIS hopes to destroy

(Syria)

Derek Fincham (2015). Fincham: Syria will need the culture that ISIS hopes to destroy. Houston Chronicle. 28 August.

Why it's all right to be more horrified by the razing of Palmyra than mass murder

(Syria)

Julian Baggini (2015). Why it's all right to be more horrified by the razing of Palmyra than mass murder. The Guardian. 24 August.

Syria's antiquities: Why we must protect the region's ancient artifacts

(Syria)

Halil Sanismaz (2015). Syria's antiquities: Why we must protect the region's ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 21 August.

Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins

(Turkey; Syria)

Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 August.

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities

(Syria)

Kareem Shaheen (2015). Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities. The Guardian. 19 August.

These Academics Are Outracing (and Outwitting) ISIS

(Syria; Iraq)

Danny Lewis (2015). These Academics Are Outracing (and Outwitting) ISIS. Smithsonian. 7 August.

World 13 Exclusive Photos Of Looted (And Fake) Syrian Artifacts For Sale

(Syria)

Mike Giglio (2015). World 13 Exclusive Photos Of Looted (And Fake) Syrian Artifacts For Sale. BuzzFeed. 5 August.

The Bizarre Tale of 'ISIS Book Club'

(Iraq; Syria)

Damaris Colhoun (2015). The Bizarre Tale of 'ISIS Book Club'. Atlas Obscura. 4 August.

Exclusive Video Shows Illicit Archaeological Dig In ISIS Stronghold

(Syria)

Mike Giglio (2015). Exclusive Video Shows Illicit Archaeological Dig In ISIS Stronghold. BuzzFeed. 3 August.

Inside the Underground Trade to Sell Off Syria's History

(Syria)

Mike Giglio (2015). Inside the Underground Trade to Sell Off Syria's History. BuzzFeed. 30 July.

U.S. delivers Iraqi antiquities seized in raid on Islamic State

(Iraq; Syria)

Saif Hameed (2015). U.S. delivers Iraqi antiquities seized in raid on Islamic State. Reuters. 15 July.

Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel

(Syria)

BBC News (2015). Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel. BBC News. 12 July.

Palmyra: looting under the rebels, the Assad regime and the Islamic State?

(Syria)

Sam Hardy (2015). Palmyra: looting under the rebels, the Assad regime and the Islamic State?. Conflict Antiquities. 3 July.

Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Rachel Shabi (2015). Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis. The Guardian. 3 July.

Isis militants destroy 2,000-year-old statue of lion at Palmyra

(Syria)

AFP (2015). Isis militants destroy 2,000-year-old statue of lion at Palmyra. The Guardian. 2 July.

Iran, Syria sign security cooperation MoU

(Iran; Syria)

KUNA (2015). Iran, Syria sign security cooperation MoU. Kuwait News Agency. 22 June.

Ma'arra Mosaic Museum suffers massive destruction in barrel bomb attack by 'Syrian army helicopters'

(Syria)

Fiona Keating (2015). Ma'arra Mosaic Museum suffers massive destruction in barrel bomb attack by 'Syrian army helicopters'. International Business Times. 20 June.

Statue of Virgin Mary Restored to Syria's Maaloula

(Syria)

Almanar News (2015). Statue of Virgin Mary Restored to Syria's Maaloula. Almanar News. 14 June.

Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Ben Farmer (2015). Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting. The Telegraph. 6 June.

British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria

(United Kingdom; Syria)

BBC News (2015). British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria. BBC News. 5 June.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE (2015). Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia. YLE. 5 June.

UN unable to stop IS relic-smuggling from Iraq and Syria

(Syria; Iraq)

James Reinl (2015). UN unable to stop IS relic-smuggling from Iraq and Syria. Middle East Eye. 4 June.

The secret way Islamic State makes its money

(Iraq; Syria)

Charis Chang (2015). The secret way Islamic State makes its money. news.com.au. 2 June.

Mystery men hunt cultural past stolen by ISIL

(Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Gornall (2015). Mystery men hunt cultural past stolen by ISIL. The National. 28 May.

ISIS Executes 20 Men In Palmyra's Ancient Amphitheater

(Syria)

Reuters (2015). ISIS Executes 20 Men In Palmyra's Ancient Amphitheater. Reuters. 27 May.

Ancient items retrieved by Syrian authorities

(Syria)

Xinhua (2015). Ancient items retrieved by Syrian authorities. Xinhua. 26 May.

Palmyra: Islamic State locks down ancient city's museum

(Syria)

BBC News (2015). Palmyra: Islamic State locks down ancient city's museum. BBC News. 23 May.

We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Boris Johnson (2015). We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation. The Telegraph. 17 May.

Isis pulls back from Palmyra but fear of 'cultural atrocity' remains

(Syria)

Kareem Shaheen (2015). Isis pulls back from Palmyra but fear of 'cultural atrocity' remains. The Guardian. 15 May.

ISIS Advance in Syria Endangers Ancient Ruins at Palmyra

(Syria)

Anne Barnard, Hwaida Saad (2015). ISIS Advance in Syria Endangers Ancient Ruins at Palmyra. The New York Times. 14 May.

Syrian authorities seize 6,000 looted antiquities

(Syria; Lebanon)

Associated Press (2015). Syrian authorities seize 6,000 looted antiquities. The Times of Israel. 9 May.

One perspective on the security threat of antiquities trafficking

(Iraq; Syria)

Erik Nemeth (2015). One perspective on the security threat of antiquities trafficking. The Hill. 7 April.

A War Zone's Ancient Past at Stake

(Iraq; Syria)

The New York Times (2015). A War Zone's Ancient Past at Stake. The New York Times. 5 April.

Use Force to Stop ISIS' Destruction of Art and History

(Iraq; Syria)

Hugh Eakin (2015). Use Force to Stop ISIS' Destruction of Art and History. The New York Times. 3 April.

In Syria, National Museum of Damascus races to save antiquities from looting, damage

(Syria)

Sammy Ketz (2015). In Syria, National Museum of Damascus races to save antiquities from looting, damage. Art Daily. 30 March.

Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities. The New York Times. 30 March.

Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Boris Johnson (2015). Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past. The Telegraph. 15 March.

U.N. sets sights on Syria antiquities, Islamic State oil, ransoms

(Syria)

Louis Charbonneau Michelle Nichols (2015). U.N. sets sights on Syria antiquities, Islamic State oil, ransoms. Reuters. 6 February.

Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin

(Turkey; Syria)

BGN News (2015). Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin. BGN News. 3 February.

UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?

(Syria; Iraq)

Lyn Julius (2014). UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS -Too Little Too Late?. Arutz Sheva. 7 December.

UNESCO chief calls for 'protected cultural zones' in war-torn Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq)

UN News Agency (2014). UNESCO chief calls for 'protected cultural zones' in war-torn Iraq, Syria. UN News Agency. 4 December.

German Media Corroborates $36M Islamic State Antiquities Trafficking

(Iraq; Syria)

Sam Hardy (2014). German Media Corroborates $36M Islamic State Antiquities Trafficking. Hyperallergic. 28 November.

Abdelkarim: Contents of Syrian museums are in good condition

(Syria)

Syria Online (2014). Abdelkarim: Contents of Syrian museums are in good condition. Syria Online. 24 November.

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past

(Syria)

Andrew Curry (2014). Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past. National Geographic. 3 September.

Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities

(Syria)

Cem Erciyes (2014). Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities. Al Monitor. 2 September.

Is ISIS Bankrolling Terrorist Activities with Stolen Antiquities?

(Syria; Iraq)

ArtNet News (2014). Is ISIS Bankrolling Terrorist Activities with Stolen Antiquities?. ArtNet News. 2 September.

ISIS' Antiquities Sideline

(Syria; Iraq)

Amr Al-Azm (2014). ISIS' Antiquities Sideline. The New York Times. 2 September.

Syria warns rebels' bid to target Aleppo's ancient citadel

(Syria)

Shanghai Daily (2014). Syria warns rebels' bid to target Aleppo's ancient citadel. Shanghai Daily. 8 August.

The Quest to Save Syria's History

(Syria)

Kartin Elger (2014). The Quest to Save Syria's History. Spiegel Online. 4 August.

It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage

(Syria; Lybia; Egypt)

Iason Athanasiadis (2014). It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage. Al Jazeera. 5 May.

Syrian government says Maaloula's sites sacked by rebels

(Syria)

Al Monitor (2014). Syrian government says Maaloula's sites sacked by rebels. Al Monitor. 5 May.

Syria's past is being obliterated

(Syria; Lebanon)

Journal Pioneer (2014). Syria's past is being obliterated. Journal Pioneer. 4 May.

Authorities confiscate antiquities stolen from several sites archeological

(Syria)

Syrian Radio (2014). Authorities confiscate antiquities stolen from several sites archeological. Syrian Radio. 27 March.

Institutions should moderate their rule on looted objects

(Syria; Iraq)

Stephanie Dalley (2014). Institutions should moderate their rule on looted objects. The National. 25 March.

Leiden Researchers Robbed of Syrian Artifacts

(Syria; Netherlands)

Maxime Zech (2014). Leiden Researchers Robbed of Syrian Artifacts. NL Times. 11 March.

Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra

(Syria)

FNA (2014). Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra. Fars News Agencys. 10 March.

Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History

(Syria)

Alissa J. Rubin (2014). Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History. The New York Times. 7 March.