|World Monuments Fund leaves Syria (and the Middle East) off its 2016 Endangered Sites list.
Given that there are so many sites in danger in the region, the World Monuments Fund has instead created the following entry on its endangered sites 2016 Watch List:
“The 2016 Watch includes the Unnamed Monument in recognition of the deliberate and calculated damage to thousands of cultural heritage sites in many areas of political and social instability. There are simply too many sites at risk to be included individually on the Watch, and no immediate hope for resolution. The Unnamed Monument seeks to shift the focus to local populations who are losing their cultural heritage and history, and away from our own outrage, which plays to the propaganda of those who are perpetrating this damage.”
Read more about the Watch List here.