Daños al patrimonio de Siria – 02 Abril 2015



Daños al patrimonio de Siria

02 Abril 2015

Statement regarding information sharing and data verification

In light of the recent reports of destruction of heritage in the Middle East, and acknowledging the value of this as a propaganda tool, Heritage for Peace would like to reiterate that it is not our purpose here to verify the reports circulated and referred to in this newsletter. Our intent has always been the collation of all available data of possible heritage destruction in order to raise awareness of the problem, and assist those who do verify such information and conduct damage assessments by providing comprehensive data, in order to aid stabilisation, damage mitigation and, future restoration and reconstruction. Considering recent debates concerning the value of unverified information, we are currently considering this position and will issue a formal statement in the next newsletter. We welcome opinions and suggestions and can be reached at: contact@heritageforpeace.org

Este boletín se presenta un resumen de los informes más recientes sobre los daños al patrimonio de Siria. Cabe destacar que muchos de estos datos no pueden ser verificados, pero se espera que va a ayudar en la documentación de los daños que ocurren, y ayudar a concienciar.

Si el boletín informativo no se muestra correctamente, clic aquí para verlo online en un navegador.

Contenido principal

Nuevo de Patrimonio para la Paz | Actualizaciones en Daños | Actualizaciones en saqueo | Patrimonio Inmaterial | Informes y Actualizaciones de la DGAM de Siria | Los cambios de política y actualizaciones de Siria | Actividad Internacional | Noticias Actualizaciones


Nuevo de Patrimonio para la Paz
Heritage for Peace participates in press interviews

The HFP’s Esper Sabrine was interviewed in El Pais on March 28, 2015, que se puede encontrar aquí, and in RBB online on March 26 2015 aquí. HFP’s Rene Teigeler was interviewed on Das Erste on March 29 2015, que se puede encontrar aquí. Franklin Lamb’s piece at Counterpunch also mentions the work of Heritage for Peace aquí.

Actualizaciones en Daños
(Bomb exploding in Aleppo NW of the citadel in Aleppo. Fuente de la foto: DGAM)

Damage in Aleppo and Del Ez-Zor

  • In the Old City, DGAM reports aquí y aquí of damage near the ciudadela, and to an area near Bab al Nasr aquí, y Qastal al Harami aquí from tunnel explosions.
  • A newly released one-minute video shows an aerial view of Ciudadela de Aleppo and its surroundings, compartida por Alepo Arqueología (Marzo 24 2015) aquí.
  • Damage assessment by video of the Tekyyet al-Rawi mosque en Deir Ez Zor- was shared by Protect Syrian Archaeology (Marzo 17 2015) aquí.
(Stone base and parts of waterwheel in Shaizar destroyed. Crédito de la foto: DGAM)

Damage in Hama countryside

  • The DGAM reports damage to the famous Shaizar waterwheel aquí, including photographs.
  • Shaizar castle, near Hama, has suffered severe damage, including the partial destruction of an inscription over the main entrance way. See the DGAM brief with photographs aquí.
(Pillars hit from fighting over the course of the war, Temple of Bel. Crédito de la foto: DGAM)

Damage in Palmyra

    • The DGAM reported (Marzo 25 2015) new damage to the Palmyra necropolis. See vivid photos and the brief aquí.
    • Photographs of damage to the Temple of Bel at Palmyra have been published by the DGAM (Marzo 19 2015) aquí.


Damage in Daraa

  • A video report on the state of the Roman Theatre en Bosra, was shared by Protect Syrian Archaeology (Marzo 26 2015) aquí.
  • Video showing the targeting of Bosra site in Daraa with barrel bombs was shared by Protect Syrian Archaeology (24 Marzo 2015) aquí.
  • Severe fighting in Bosra has caused damage to the ciudadela, reports the DGAM on March 24 2015 aquí. Además, video shared by Protect Syrian Archaeology (Marzo 22 2015) shows the targeting of a sniper position at the citadel aquí.
  • The DGAM has posted new additional photographs of other sites around Bosra, incluyendo el Monastery of Bahira the monk, Mezquita Mabrak, y Mosque of al Omari, que se puede encontrar aquí.
  • Video shows the targeting of the Al Omary/ Al-Ummary Mosque mosque in Daraa, compartida por Protect sirio Arqueología (Marzo 19 2015.) aquí.
Actualizaciones en saqueo
Artefacts recovered from al Eis in Aleppo region

Informa La DGAM (Marzo 9 2015) that a number of artefacts have been ‘repatriated’ from the local community near Aleppo, and thanks them for their support. See the photos and brief aquí.

Artefacts recovered from Palmyra

Reuters reports on March 19 2015 que 120 stolen items from Palmyra have been recovered by Syria aquí.

Patrimonio Inmaterial
  • Ninguno
Informes y Actualizaciones de la Dirección General de Antigüedades de Siria y Museos
DGAM working to further build cooperation in protecting antiquities

Informa La DGAM (Marzo 26 2015) that it is working with citizens in Bostra to protect the area around the Roman amphitheater aquí. The DGAM has formed a cooperation with Japan to safeguard cultural heritage as well. A March 15 meeting in Beirut discussed reconstruction, training, areas of mutual interest, and technical support. Se pueden encontrar detalles aquí.

Idlib changes hands, DGAM calls on local community to safeguard museum

The DGAM calls on the people of Idlib to protect the Idlib museum, after news that the city has been captured by anti-regime forces, aquí.

Los cambios de política y actualizaciones de Siria
  • Ninguno
Actividad Internacional
UNESCO organizes steps to safeguard Syrian heritage

Ver aquí for discussion of UNESCO’s Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage Project and aquí for the project Rallying the International Community to Safeguard Syria’s Cultural Heritage.

Culture minister of Italy calls for UN intervention to protect heritage sites

The Italian culture minister (20 Marzo 2015) is calling for UN military intervention to safeguard cultural heritage sites in the Middle East. See an article from Deutsche Welle on it aquí.

ASOR continues to publish weekly report

ASOR’s Syrian Heritage Initiative Weekly Report for March 16 se puede encontrar aquí. Like the bulletin from the AAAS (a continuación), it urges caution with regard to the reporting of unverified destruction

AAAS cautions on misuse of satellite imagery

The AAAS has issued a ‘cautionary note’ about using satellite imagery to track cultural heritage destruction. Se pueden encontrar detalles aquí.

The European Association of Archaeologists issues statement

The European Association of Archaeologists has released a statement on the destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East. A pdf of the statement can be found aquí.

Focus on endangered heritage in universities

  • On April 9-10, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will be hosting a conference entitled “The Future of the Past: From Amphipolis to Mosul. New Approaches to Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Eastern Mediterranean”. Speakers included Katharyn Hanson on the use of satellite imagery to track destruction in Syria and Iraq. For details on the conference go aquí.
  • Nuebauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago held a symposium on February 27 y 28 on “Archaeological Looting: Realities and Possibilities for New Policy Approaches”. Ver aquí for more details.
Noticias Actualizaciones

(No están cubiertos en otras secciones)

Looting and destruction of heritage in the news

  • In Slate Magazine Stephen Savage argues that ‘Satellite images don’t lie' (Marzo 31 2015) and the destruction caused by military activity is severe.
  • Artnet reports that the National Museum in Damascus is putting over 300,000 objects into storage at ‘secret locations’ to protect them (Marzo 30 2015).
  • Eleanor Robson writes of ‘Modern war, ancient casualties’ in the TLS (Marzo 25 2015).
  • Counterpunch on March 24 2015 looks at the possibility US-Syrian Cultural Heritage Cooperation, and more laws and campaigns to protect it, aquí.
  • Suddeutsche Zeitung discusses plundering in Iraq and Syria on March 17, 2015 aquí (en alemán).
  • El Pais has an interview with UNESCO Director-General Bokova on 17 Marzo 2015, que se puede encontrar aquí (in Spanish).
  • Stony Brook Professor Elizabeth Stone was interviewed on CNN on March 16 2015 about looting and vandalism in Syria and Iraq by ISIS. Ver aquí.
  • Rick St. Hilaire takes a look at Cultural Property Crime on UN Agenda, and how the upcoming conference will address heritage trafficking (Marzo 16, 2015).
  • The Times reports on March 14 2015 that looted antiquities are being posted for sale on eBay, que se puede encontrar aquí. The article has caused some controversy. See Sam Hardy on it aquí.
  • The Lebanon News looks at Lebanese efforts to narrow the market for Syrian antiquities (Marzo 14 2015).
  • Franklin Lamb for Counterpunch on March 13 looks at how the iconoclastic activities of IS can be stopped and argues that ‘We can and must support new dedicated groups like Heritage for Peace and more than two dozen NGOs recently formed that are working to protect archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq.’ See the article aquí.
  • Andrew Curry for National Geographic notes the sites of global importance victims of ‘appalling strategy of cultural cleansing‘ en marzo 12 2015.
  • Conflict Antiquities asks who exactly is responsible for the looting at Dura Europos (Marzo 12 2015) aquí.
  • Chatham House article by Tim Eaton (Marzo 11 2015) talks of ‘The End of (Siria) Historia'
  • SRF Radio on March 10 2015 interviews archaeologist Mirko Novak about cultural destruction by IS aquí.
  • NPR on March 10 2015 has an update about the use of satellite imagery to track destruction in Syria, focusing on Dura Europos, aquí.
  • NPR on March 9 2015 runs a story about the efforts of Syrian archaeologists to protect their country’s heritage, que se puede encontrar aquí.
  • Anne Barnard writes in the New York Times in an article entitled ‘Race in Iraq and Syria to Record and Shield Art Falling to ISIS‘ (Marzo 8, 2015), that there is renewed urgency to save the cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq from ISIS. The article includes a four minute video entitled “Destroying Syria’s Past”
  • Irina Bokova, Directora General de la UNESCO, writes about artifact destruction for CNN on March 7, 2015, intitulado ‘Artifact destruction a security issue.’

Esta lista de correo fue producida por Dr. Emma Cunliffe, en asociación con el Patrimonio para la Paz

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