Country: Syria

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


Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 2nd Jun 2017.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

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

Benoit Foucon, The Wall Street Journal, 31st May 2017.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor, 16th May 2017.

At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director


Leith Fadel, AMN News, 4th May 2017.

Damascus Museum shows ancient treasures rescued from war


NRT, 4th May 2017.

Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins

(Syria; United States of America)

Gabrielle Russon,, 4th Apr 2017.

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

(Syria; United States of America)

Julia Halperin, The Art Newspaper, 3rd Apr 2017.

Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution


Frank Gardner, BBC News, 21st Mar 2017.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 20th Mar 2017.

Art Trafficking

(Syria; Iraq)

Tania Rakhmanova, Al Jazeera, 17th Mar 2017.

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, El Diario, 14th Mar 2017.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri, The New York Times, 11th Mar 2017.

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


Reuters, 3rd Mar 2017.

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


BBC News, 2nd Mar 2017.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto, The Atlantic, 23rd Feb 2017.

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

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali, Hurriyet Daily News, 22nd Feb 2017.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

Rick Noack, The Washington Post, 17th Feb 2017.

The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online


Jason Farago, The New York Times, 15th Feb 2017.

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

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA, 7th Feb 2017.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local, 24th Jan 2017.

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

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 21st Jan 2017.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says


Camila Domonoske, NPR, 20th Jan 2017.

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra


BBC News, 19th Jan 2017.

Lebanon first to return looted Syria artifacts

(Lebanon; Syria)

Federica Marsi, The Daily Star, 16th Jan 2017.

Syria monuments damage 'akin to looting Welsh castles'


BBC News, 3rd Jan 2017.

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


Nibih Bulous, Los Angeles Times, 31st Dec 2016.

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

(Syria; United States of America)

Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters, 15th Dec 2016.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city


BBC News, 11th Dec 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, 8th Dec 2016.

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


Rami al-Khattib, Syria Direct, 8th Dec 2016.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 2nd Dec 2016.

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


Robert Fisk, The Independent, 1st Dec 2016.

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


Carey Lodge, Christian Today, 29th Nov 2016.

How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage


Florence Massena, Al-Monitor, 13th Nov 2016.

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


Josie Ensor, The Telegraph, 12th Nov 2016.

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


Noura Hourani, Syria Direct, 18th Oct 2016.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 6th Oct 2016.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian, 6th Oct 2016.

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


Magdy Samaan, The Telegraph, 3rd Oct 2016.

A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage


Giota Mirtsioti, eKathimerini, 29th Sep 2016.

Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won't Face Justice


Russell Goldman, The New York Times, 29th Sep 2016.

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

(Syria; United States of America)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 20th Sep 2016.

Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed

(Turkey; Syria; United States of America)

Owen Jarus, Live Science, 19th Sep 2016.

Plea for holiday photos to help preserve world heritage

(Syria; Libya; Afghanistan)

Kirsteen Paterson, The National, 9th Sep 2016.

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


Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 6th Sep 2016.

Protecting antiquities in Syria and Libya from Islamic State

(Libya; Syria)

Nick Miller, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4th Sep 2016.

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

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter, 28th Aug 2016.

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


Tim Cornwell, The Art Newspaper, 24th Aug 2016.

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq; United States of America)

Joe Davidson, The Washington Post, 19th Aug 2016.

US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts

(Syria; United States of America)

AFP, The Daily Mail, 17th Aug 2016.

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

(Iraq; Syria; United States of America)

Rebecca Kheel, The Hill, 15th Aug 2016.

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


Syria Direct, 4th Aug 2016.

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


Reuters, 23rd Jul 2016.

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

(Syria; Libya)

UN News Centre, 14th Jul 2016.

Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery

(United States of America; Syria)

Olivia Paschal, The Politic, 8th Jul 2016.

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


RT, 7th Jul 2016.

The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins


Gulf News, 29th Jun 2016.

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


Alaa Nassar, Syria Direct, 2nd Jun 2016.

Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist


AFP, The Guardian, 1st Jun 2016.

How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?

(Iraq; Syria)

Fiona Rose-Greenland, The Conversation, 31st May 2016.

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


Ross Burns, Apollo, 20th May 2016.

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


Lizzie Porter, Middle East Eye, 20th May 2016.

Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts

(Syria; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News, 20th May 2016.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 17th May 2016.

Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater

(Syria; Russia)

Jennifer MacKenzie, Hyperallergic, 13th May 2016.

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

(United States of America; Syria)

Owen Jarus, Live Science, 10th May 2016.

Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Bradley Klapper, Stars and Stripes, 9th May 2016.

IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants


Stuart Ramsey, Sky News, 3rd May 2016.

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

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah, 29th Apr 2016.

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


Bahira al-Zarier, Syria Direct, 26th Apr 2016.

Ordinary Syrians are Risking Their Lives to Protect Their Cultural Heritage


Emma Cunliffe, The Wire, 23rd Apr 2016.

Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Lauren Turner, BBC News, 19th Apr 2016.

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

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Umberto Bacchi, International Business Times, 19th Apr 2016.

Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah, 17th Apr 2016.

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


Steven Litt,, 14th Apr 2016.

Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times, 13th Apr 2016.

Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts

(Turkey; Syria)

Sputnik News, 11th Apr 2016.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV, 8th Apr 2016.

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

(Syria; Russia)

Louis Charbonneau, Reuters, 6th Apr 2016.

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

(Syria; Turkey)

Richard Engel, NBC, 6th Apr 2016.

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

(Turkey; Syria)

RT, 31st Mar 2016.

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


Sabine Oelze, DW, 30th Mar 2016.

First Pictures Of Palmyra As IS Driven Out


Sky News, 28th Mar 2016.

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


RT, 28th Mar 2016.

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


Maamoun Abdelkarim, The Guardian, 26th Mar 2016.

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


RT, 15th Mar 2016.

Cómo se roban la historia siria


Juan David Torres Duarte, El Espectador, 12th Mar 2016.

Antiquities: The Spoils of War

(Syria; Iraq)

Georgina Adam, Financial Times, 11th Mar 2016.

Escalating the War on Looting

(Syria; Iraq)

Celestine Bohlen, The New York Times, 11th Mar 2016.

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces

(Syria; Iraq)

Catherine Chapman, Vice, 11th Mar 2016.

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


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 10th Mar 2016.

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

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO, 10th Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 8th Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: Mar Elian Monastery


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 7th Mar 2016.

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

(Syria; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 7th Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Lion of al-Lat


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 4th Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo's minaret


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 3rd Mar 2016.

Christian hamlet in Syria bears scars of fierce fighting


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 3rd Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: Tell of Qarqur


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 2nd Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Temple of Bel


Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 1st Mar 2016.

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

(Iraq; Syria)

Christina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 1st Mar 2016.

Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage


NPR, 28th Feb 2016.

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli


Syrian Radio & TV, 26th Feb 2016.

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


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 10th Feb 2016.

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

(Syria; United States of America)

Phoebe Segal, Apollo, 4th Feb 2016.

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

(Syria; Iraq; Afghanistan; India)

Rattanamol Singh, Guernica Magazine, 28th Jan 2016.

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

(Greece; Iraq; Syria)

eKathimerini, 24th Jan 2016.

Partying for Palmyra: A Davos party with a difference


Joe Miller, BBC News, 22nd Jan 2016.

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

(Iraq; Syria)

Erasmus, The Economist, 22nd Jan 2016.

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

(Iraq; Syria)

Irina Bokova, World Economic Forum, 18th Jan 2016.

Welcome to the 'Academy Awards' of Coin Collecting

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Kabir Sehgal, Fortune, 16th Jan 2016.

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


Syria Online, 11th Jan 2016.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 29th Dec 2015.

6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria


Sputnik News, 28th Dec 2015.

Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'


Josie Ensor, Telegraph, 24th Dec 2015.

Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon

(Lebanon; Syria)

Albawaba, 23rd Dec 2015.

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

(Israel; Syria)

Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 22nd Dec 2015.

Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction


Earl Lane, Science, 18th Dec 2015.

Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art

(Syria; Turkey)

Shadia Nasralla, Reuters, 11th Dec 2015.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet, 6th Dec 2015.

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

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan, The Telegraph, 4th Dec 2015.

The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade

(Iraq; Syria)

Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 4th Dec 2015.

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage


Kristin Romey, National Geographic, 1st Dec 2015.

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


Andrew Lawler, National Geographic, 25th Nov 2015.

Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey

(Turkey; Syria)

Doğan News Agency, Daily Sabah, 25th Nov 2015.

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

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 20th Nov 2015.

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

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 19th Nov 2015.

The art detective fighting to save Syria's past


BBC News, 11th Nov 2015.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

Hayat Norimine, Albawaba, 8th Nov 2015.

Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community


Sylvia Poggioli, NPR, 7th Nov 2015.

Artist Brian McCarty's Photographs Hijacked By ISIS

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

April Neale, Monsters & Critics, 6th Nov 2015.

El lucrativo negocio de la cultura ilegal

(Syria; Iraq)

The lucrative business of illegal culture

Günther Wessel, DW, 26th Oct 2015.

Isil destroys Roman-era columns in Palmyra during execution


Louisa Loveluck, The Telegraph, 26th Oct 2015.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

Adam Taylor, The Washington Post, 21st Oct 2015.

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


Andy Greenberg, Wired, 21st Oct 2015.

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

(Iraq; Syria)

Michele Berger, Penn News, 15th Oct 2015.

Race against the raiders of Syrian antiquities

(Lebanon; Syria)

Chloé Domat, Middle East Eye, 14th Oct 2015.

Palmyra: Islamic State's demolition in the desert


Dominic Bailey, BBC News, 5th Oct 2015.

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

(Syria; United States of America)

Emily Sharpe, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Oct 2015.

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

(Iraq; Syria)

Kathleen Caulderwood, Vice, 30th Sep 2015.

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

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

Justin Carissimo, The Independent, 30th Sep 2015.

Uniting Against Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

(United States of America; Iraq; Syria)

United States Department of State, 30th Sep 2015.

ISIS Raid Netted Stolen Treasure Trove of Ancient Artifacts


Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast, 30th Sep 2015.

Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities'

(Turkey; Syria)

Pinar Tremblay, Al Monitor, 25th Sep 2015.

Artifact rescuer says world must protect antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Daniel Estrin, The Times of Israel, 3rd Sep 2015.

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


Derek Fincham, Houston Chronicle, 28th Aug 2015.

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


Julian Baggini, The Guardian, 24th Aug 2015.

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


Halil Sanismaz, Daily Sabah, 21st Aug 2015.

Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins

(Turkey; Syria)

Hurriyet Daily News, 20th Aug 2015.

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities


Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian, 19th Aug 2015.

These Academics Are Outracing (and Outwitting) ISIS

(Syria; Iraq)

Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, 7th Aug 2015.

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


Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed, 5th Aug 2015.

The Bizarre Tale of 'ISIS Book Club'

(Iraq; Syria)

Damaris Colhoun, Atlas Obscura, 4th Aug 2015.

Exclusive Video Shows Illicit Archaeological Dig In ISIS Stronghold


Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed, 3rd Aug 2015.

Inside the Underground Trade to Sell Off Syria's History


Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed, 30th Jul 2015.

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

(Iraq; Syria)

Saif Hameed, Reuters, 15th Jul 2015.

Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel


BBC News, 12th Jul 2015.

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


Sam Hardy, Conflict Antiquities, 3rd Jul 2015.

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

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Rachel Shabi, The Guardian, 3rd Jul 2015.

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


AFP, The Guardian, 2nd Jul 2015.

Iran, Syria sign security cooperation MoU

(Iran; Syria)

KUNA, Kuwait News Agency, 22nd Jun 2015.

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


Fiona Keating, International Business Times, 20th Jun 2015.

Statue of Virgin Mary Restored to Syria's Maaloula


Almanar News, 14th Jun 2015.

Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, 6th Jun 2015.

British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria

(United Kingdom; Syria)

BBC News, 5th Jun 2015.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE, 5th Jun 2015.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

James Reinl, Middle East Eye, 4th Jun 2015.

The secret way Islamic State makes its money

(Iraq; Syria)

Charis Chang,, 2nd Jun 2015.

Mystery men hunt cultural past stolen by ISIL

(Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Gornall, The National, 28th May 2015.

ISIS Executes 20 Men In Palmyra's Ancient Amphitheater


Reuters, 27th May 2015.

Ancient items retrieved by Syrian authorities


Xinhua, 26th May 2015.

Palmyra: Islamic State locks down ancient city's museum


BBC News, 23rd May 2015.

We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Boris Johnson, The Telegraph, 17th May 2015.

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


Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian, 15th May 2015.

ISIS Advance in Syria Endangers Ancient Ruins at Palmyra


Anne Barnard, The New York Times, 14th May 2015.

Syrian authorities seize 6,000 looted antiquities

(Syria; Lebanon)

Associated Press, The Times of Israel, 9th May 2015.

One perspective on the security threat of antiquities trafficking

(Iraq; Syria)

Erik Nemeth, The Hill, 7th Apr 2015.

A War Zone's Ancient Past at Stake

(Iraq; Syria)

The New York Times, 5th Apr 2015.

Use Force to Stop ISIS' Destruction of Art and History

(Iraq; Syria)

Hugh Eakin, The New York Times, 3rd Apr 2015.

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


Sammy Ketz, Art Daily, 30th Mar 2015.

Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 30th Mar 2015.

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

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Boris Johnson, The Telegraph, 15th Mar 2015.

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


Louis Charbonneau Michelle Nichols, Reuters, 6th Feb 2015.

Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin

(Turkey; Syria)

BGN News, 3rd Feb 2015.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

Lyn Julius, Arutz Sheva, 7th Dec 2014.

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

(Syria; Iraq)

UN News Agency, 4th Dec 2014.

German Media Corroborates $36M Islamic State Antiquities Trafficking

(Iraq; Syria)

Sam Hardy, Hyperallergic, 28th Nov 2014.

Abdelkarim: Contents of Syrian museums are in good condition


Syria Online, 24th Nov 2014.

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


Andrew Curry, National Geographic, 3rd Sep 2014.

Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities


Cem Erciyes, Al Monitor, 2nd Sep 2014.

Is ISIS Bankrolling Terrorist Activities with Stolen Antiquities?

(Syria; Iraq)

ArtNet News, 2nd Sep 2014.

ISIS' Antiquities Sideline

(Syria; Iraq)

Amr Al-Azm, The New York Times, 2nd Sep 2014.

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


Shanghai Daily, 8th Aug 2014.

The Quest to Save Syria's History


Kartin Elger, Spiegel Online, 4th Aug 2014.

It's time to stop destruction of Middle East heritage

(Syria; Lybia; Egypt)

Iason Athanasiadis, Al Jazeera, 5th May 2014.

Syrian government says Maaloula's sites sacked by rebels


Al Monitor, 5th May 2014.

Syria's past is being obliterated

(Syria; Lebanon)

Journal Pioneer, 4th May 2014.

Authorities confiscate antiquities stolen from several sites archeological


Syrian Radio, 27th Mar 2014.

Institutions should moderate their rule on looted objects

(Syria; Iraq)

Stephanie Dalley, The National, 25th Mar 2014.

Leiden Researchers Robbed of Syrian Artifacts

(Syria; Netherlands)

Maxime Zech, NL Times, 11th Mar 2014.

Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra


FNA, Fars News Agencys, 10th Mar 2014.

Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History


Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times, 7th Mar 2014.