Daños al patrimonio de Siria – 26 Agosto 2015


Daños al patrimonio de Siria
26 Agosto 2015
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. Heritage for Peace have released a statement concerning their stance on data recording, availbale aquí.

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Contenido principal

Nuevo de Patrimonio para la Paz | Actualizaciones en Daños | Actualizaciones en saqueo | Patrimonio Inmaterial | Reports and Updates from the Syrian People | Los cambios de política y actualizaciones de Siria | Actividad Internacional | Noticias Actualizaciones


Nuevo de Patrimonio para la Paz
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Actualizaciones en Daños
(Marc Deville/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images. Fuente de la foto: The Guardian)

Heritage worker executed by ISIS

Khaled al-Assad, the prominent archaeologist and old former Director of Palmyra Antiquities, was murdered on August 18 2015, by Islamic State militants. Quoting the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Director of the DGAM, la BBC reports that “Mr Asaad had been beheaded on Tuesday at a square outside the museum in the modern town next to the ruins…His body was then hung from one of the Graeco-Roman columns.” Note that the New York Times report states that he was hung from a traffic light (a continuación). Numerous sources, tales como la New York Times, quoting Syrian sources, suggest that Khaled al-Assad was killed because he refused to give up the locations of Palmyrene artefacts that had been hidden away for safekeeping, but these reports cannot be verified. (See also the report from the DGAM.)

La DGAM held a tribute to Khaled al-Assad at the National Museum in Damascus on August 23, 2015.

For further coverage, ver:

The Oriental Institute released a statement on Khaled al-Assad’s death on August 19 2015

En Counterpunch, Franklin Lamb discusses the deaths of Khaled al-Assad and Qassim Abdullah Yehya, whose death was reported in our last newsletter, calling them heroes.

(Temple of Baalshamin, Palymra. Fuente de la foto: Elizabeth Roberts via BBC News)


On August 24 2015 the DGAM reported that Palmyra’s famous Baalshamin temple has been destroyed by IS militants. On Tuesday August 25 The Independent shows images of the temple being blown up [Accessed August 25 2015]

(La destrucción del templo. Fuente de la foto: ISIS, via The Independent)

There is some disagreement about when this event took place, with some claiming August 23 2015, others as long ago as one month. La most recent estimate places the destruction of the temple “Sunday, Agosto 23, 2015 shortly after 4pm.” UNESCO has branded this event a war crime.

Además, Palmyra News Updates reports damage from air strikes en agosto 17 2015, which have caused additional damage to the site of Palmyra.

Damage to Aleppo

  • A new video shows the damage in different parts of the Ancient City of Aleppo, por Aleppo Arqueología Agosto 13 2015.
  • Photos show the daño a Naser Street in Ancient Aleppo, por Aleppo Arqueología, Agosto 21 2015.
  • A video by the Association for the Protection of Syrian Archaeology shows daño a Nour Eddin/Nour Alddin Mousque in the Ancient City of Aleppo, published August 23 2015.
  • They have also shared Halab News’ photos of damage to old houses in Al-Bayada en 25 Agosto, disponible aquí.

Damage to Other Sites

  • The DGAM further reports on August 21 2015 that the fifth century Mar Elian Monastery in Al-Qaratayn near Homs has been destroyed by ISIS, el uso de excavadoras y otra maquinaria pesada. La acción fue condemned by UNESCO.

    La Daily Express, en 21 Agosto 2015, also covered the story suggesting as well that the abbot, Fr. Jacques Mouraud, and other personnel had been abducted, the saint’s relics desecrated, and Roman frescoes at the site destroyed. According to THONLINE.COM, they also removed the bells first. Sin embargo, that article also suggests that the people were abducted, but not killed.

  • On August 18 2015 la DGAM reported that Roman sites at Jmarein village near Daraa had been damaged in fighting.
  • Recent photos of Raqqa – Ar Rasafah have been published by ISIS, and shared by the Association for the Protection of Syrian Archaeology on 23 Agosto 2015.
  • La DGAM reports en agosto 24 2015 that further damage has taken place around Qala’at Simeon in NW Syria, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria.
Actualizaciones en saqueo

Illegal looting in Idlib

Un video por la Asociación para la Protección de la arqueología sirio shows damage to the site de Tell Adeh from illegal excavations, Agosto 23 2015.

Patrimonio Inmaterial

Syria’s Christian heritage threatened

Franklin Lamb in Counterpunch en agosto 7 2015 writes about Syrian Christians protecting their religious heritage.

Reports and Updates from the Syrian People
DGAM collects items for safekeeping

PBS NewsHour, Agosto 19 2015, reported on the work of the DGAM to save Syria’s heritage – thousands of priceless relics are being gathered in the capital of Syria.

Los cambios de política y actualizaciones de Siria
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Actividad Internacional

UNESCO visits Damascus

On August 14 2015 members of the UNESCO project Emergency Safeguarding of Syrian Heritage visited Damascus.

Reports from international organisations available

The Antiquities Coalition has posted numerous videos from its series “Culture and Threat: Terrorism and Profiteering”.

The most recent report from ASOR’s Syrian Heritage team is available here.

Honour for Syrian heritage heroes

The petition site Change.org is lobbying UNESCO to honour Khaled al-Assad. For details haga clic aquí.

If you do sign, and can add a comment, recordar los muchos otros sirios que han muerto proteger su patrimonio. Error al-Assad is by no means the first member of the DGAM, or the first Syrian volunteer, to die for protecting their heritage. Others have been threatened and paid the price, (e.g. “In Syria, Yahya Ibrahim guarded Bosra’s ancient ruins, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman amphitheaters. In January, armed militants broke into his office and demanded he not go to work. They shot and killed him when he refused.” (Vice News) or Ms. Huda Al-Hamoud, hijacked and killed (DGAM Report).) Many others have simply died just for daring to leave their houses and go to work, even when it’s dangerous. A great number of men an and women in Syria – and elsewhere – are taking amazing risks to protect their heritage: they all deserve to be honoured.


Noticias Actualizaciones
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