UNESCO fears of cultural heritage in Syria
World cultural heritage sited endangered, among which, the old part of Damascus, antique “Cities of death” on the north, a Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, the old part of Bozrah, as well as the ancient Aleppo
The World organization for culture UNESCO is concerned about the cultural heritage in Syria. Director General Irina Bokova said on Thursday night in Paris that cultural values contributed to the identification of people with their country. “Destruction of one often leads to the destruction of the second”. All sides involved in the fight must protect cultural heritage, she said. The UNESCO received reports on damages of museums and buildings, as well as the theft of cultural property. In addition, there is illegal mining, since such sites are not guarded anymore.
In June this year, this organization has made the list of endangered cultural sites of several Syrian sites of the global value, among which, the old part of Damascus, the ancient "City of the Dead" in the north, the Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, the old part of Bozrah, as well as the ancient Aleppo.