Daños al patrimonio de Siria – 16 Mayo 2015



Daños al patrimonio de Siria

16 Mayo 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
Palmyra – Heritage for Peace in advisory role

HFP is actively engaged in efforts to safeguard the World Heritage Site at Palmyra, working with the Syrian DGAM and offering advice to Syrian personnel involved in protecting the ruins.

Actualizaciones en Daños
(View of citadel overlooking Palmyra Photo credit: BBC)

Palmyra site in danger

  • Videos show the fight between the ISIS and the Syrian army near the Citadel. (Mayo 15 2015), compartida por Protect sirio Arqueología aquí y aquí.
  • Images show the fighting between the group of the Islamic State and the Syrian army near the archaeological area in Palmyra. (Mayo 14 2015), from Protect Syrian Archaeology aquí.
  • The Guardian covers ISIS reaching gates of ancient Syrian city Palmyra, stoking fears of destruction (Mayo 14 2015) aquí, as does the BBC in ‘IS Threat to Venice of the Sands‘ (Mayo 15), and the Telegraph has a series of high-res photos and news aquí (Mayo 16).
  • Avaaz has a petition to save Palmyra, stating, ‘We call upon all to protect humanity’s shared cultural heritage in Palmyra from airstrikes, from use of the site for military purposes, and from illegal excavations and looting.the upcoming hours will be a test for humanity, a chance to take action before the crime happens.’ La petición se encuentra aquí.
Explosion from tunnel bombs in al Qasab gate and the souq of Jdeidehedit in Aleppo. (Fuente de la foto: DGAM)

Severe Damage in Aleppo: New photographs

    • Alzahrawy/ Zahrawi Madrasa in Aleppo has received damage, shown in an image shared byAleppo Archaeology (Mayo 15 2015) aquí.


  • Report from Aleppo Archaeology shows the damage to the site of Al Jdadieh/Jdyada (Mayo 12 2015) aquí.
  • DGAM has posted a wide-ranging set of photographs of historic Aleppo showing extent of damage to sites including the Gran Serail, la Carlton Hotel, y el Souq, aquí.
  • Photos shared by DGAM show damage to religious buildings throughout Aleppo, incluyendo el Mezquita de los Omeyas,Al Dabagah mosque, y Maronite Saint Elias Cathedral aquí:
  • Mayo 10, 2015: La AjakBash Museum has received some damage from fighting in the city. Ver aquí (Mayo 7) y aquí (Mayo 10) for more details.
  • DGAM reports that the Church of the Forty Martyrs received severe damage from clashes (aquí), and posted a photograph of the damage aquí. (Abril 29, 2015).
  • There was a collapse of some buildings by tunnel bombs by al Qasab gate and the souq of wool product in Jdeideh, DGAM reports aquí.

The Al-Imam An-Nawawi shrine in Nawa, destroyed by extremists. (Fuente de la foto: DGAM).

Damage in Daraa

  • The DGAM reports damage at Sharaa in the Daraa countryside on May 11 2015. Ver aquí for the brief.
  • The DGAM includes pictures in report of damage to the al-Omari Mosque and the old city at Daraa (Daraa al Balad) aquí.
  • There has been extensive damage at the town of Nawa, a Byzantine-era site, including illegal excavations and the destruction of Al-Imam An-Nawawi shrine. For details, ver aquí.
Actualizaciones en saqueo
Some of the artefacts now believed to be stolen from the warehouse in Raqqa. (Foto copyright: Leiden University)

20+ Years of archaeological work from Tell Sabi Abyad looted

Storehouses filled with over twenty years of carefully cataloged artefacts of archaeology from Recomendar a Sabi Abyad have been looted and stolen. See the report by Megan Gannon for LiveScience aquí. Photos of the looted warehouse, piles of boxes and protective packaging strewn about can be found aquí.

Syrian DGAM recovers looted goods

The Times of Israel reports the seizure of as many as 6,000 articles of stolen goods by the Syrian DGAM aquí (Mayo 9 2015), and also reported by PressTV aquí.

Patrimonio Inmaterial
Syrians have saved an ancient seed-bank

Syrians save seeds ‘dating back nearly to the dawn of agriculture in the Fertile Crescent’, protecting the invaluable genes and heritage of plant-seeds from the ravages of the war. See the report and photos by Lizzie Wade aquí.

Informes y Actualizaciones de la Dirección General de Antigüedades de Siria y Museos
DGAM publishes English version of damage map

The DGAM has published an English version of their interactive damages map on April 30, 2015, indexed by provinces. For the report and link, ver aquí.

Los cambios de política y actualizaciones de Siria
  • Ninguno
Actividad Internacional
International efforts continue in attempts to protect heritage

  • Ten countries from the Middle East and North Africa have signed a declaration in Cairo to prevent looting across the region. Para obtener más información, ver aquí.
  • UNESCO has posted the report of its December 2014 meeting in Paris, “Heritage and Cultural Diversity at Risk in Iraq and Syria” in pdf, aquí.
  • See the video presentation offered by Markus Hilgert at the Culture in Crisis Conference under the title of “‘Protecting the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria at home: current initiative at the Ancient Near Eastern Museum, Berlin” aquí.
Shirin initiates archaeological database

Shirin has released a preliminary database of archaeological projects in Syria, which can be ordered by governorate, most recent season, director(s), and damage, with both free access and restricted access files. For full details, ver aquí.

Noticias Actualizaciones

(No están cubiertos en otras secciones)

Looting and destruction of heritage in the news

  • Mayo 13, 2015: The New York Times hosts an article on the UN’s assertion that destroying heritage sites is a ‘War Crime.’
  • The Huffington Post discusses the relationship between culture and the financing of terrorists in the Middle East aquí (Mayo 12 2015).
  • The Daily Star of Lebanon on May 8 2015 describes Lebanese attempts to ‘wage war on antiquities smuggling.'
  • Further discussions posted on Conflict Antiquities about how much IS may or may not be earning from the trafficking of antiquities can be found aquí, which builds on previous discussion aquí.
  • The Archaeologik blog offers updates on cultural property in Iraq and Syria on May 1 2015 aquí.
  • Foxnews.com on April 28 2015 covers Interpol’s efforts to recover stolen Syrian and Iraqi art aquí.
  • On April 29 2015 The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works reported that efforts to protect the famous mosaic museum at Ma’arrat al-Numan have been successful. For more details, ver aquí.
  • The illegal trade of artefacts is discussed by The Independent, en ‘The illicit art trade that is a major source of income for today’s terror groups is nothing new‘ (Abril 26 2015).
  • The efforts of Syrian archaeologists and culture specialists to protect their heritage is considered in Al-Fanar (Abril 20 2015) aquí.

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

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