360° Coverage : Unesco adds six ancient sites in Syria to danger list

1 Updates
Unesco adds six ancient sites in Syria to danger list
Photo Credit: FABRIZIO VILLA, Getty Images

Unesco adds six ancient sites in Syria to danger list

Jun 21 2013, 9:36pm CDT | by

Paris, June 22 (IANS/AKI) Six historical sites in Syria including mosques, citadels and souks are in peril because of the country's civil war, the UN cultural agency has said.

Paris, June 22 (IANS/AKI) Six historical sites in Syria including mosques, citadels and souks are in peril because of the country's civil war, the UN cultural agency has said. Unesco said in a...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Unesco adds six ancient sites in Syria to danger list

Jun 21 2013, 9:36pm CDT | by

Paris, June 22 (IANS/AKI) Six historical sites in Syria including mosques, citadels and souks are in peril because of the country's civil war, the UN cultural agency has said.

Paris, June 22 (IANS/AKI) Six historical sites in Syria including mosques, citadels and souks are in peril because of the country's civil war, the UN cultural agency has said.

Unesco said in a statement that the sites are "of outstanding universal value for humanity as a whole" and urged international support to safeguard them.

The historical centres in Damascus, Bosra and Aleppo, as well as the desert oasis of Palmyra, a cultural centre of the ancient world, were added to Unesco's list of World Heritage sites.

Aleppo's old city, in particular, has "witnessed some of the conflict's most brutal destruction," Unesco said, adding that the old citadel was "caught in the line of fire".

The security situation has left Syria's archaeological sites susceptible to damage. Illicit trade in Syria's rich archaeological heritage has flourished during the two-year war between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

--IANS/AKI

pm/

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Vatican car carrying drugs intercepted
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) French police have confiscated cocaine and marijuana from a car with Vatican plates, after it entered the country from Spain, RTL radio reported.
 
 
Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants - plants that lose their leaves at some point during the year, a significant study reveals.
 
 
Spain may prosecute citizens who join jihadi groups
Madrid, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish government is thinking about amending the criminal code to allow Spaniards who take part in foreign conflicts, especially those in which radical Islamic groups are involved, to be prosecuted on terrorism charges.
 
 
Obama calls for gun control on anniversary of Navy Yard shooting
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama renewed his call for "common-sense" gun control measures, one year after a shootout in a US Navy facility in Washington left 12 people dead.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

US-based EcoSikh raises funds for environmental action in Punjab
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) EcoSikh, a Washington-based community environmental group, is raising funds to help support environmental initiatives in India's Punjab state, and elsewhere in the world. Over 300 Sikhs...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Almost 10 mn people in US live on less than $2 a day
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) Almost ten million people in the US live on less than $2 a day and outside the money economy, surviving on food stamps, welfare and free meals provided by public schools and charities,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
UN chief wishes Modi attends UN Climate Change Summit
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wishes Prime Mininster Narendra Modi would attend the Climate Change Summit next week at the UN in New York. "I really wanted to have him participate...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Bobby Jindal to decide on presidential run after November
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has acknowledged that he's considering a 2016 run for president, and will make his decision after the November Congressional...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Barcelona target Gabriel close to new Santos deal
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 17 (IANS) Barcelona target Gabriel is on the verge of signing a new deal with Brazilian club Santos. The contract will tie the 18-year-old to Santos until 2019, Xinhua quoted player agent Wagner...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Jenny McCarthy has lost her wedding ring
Jenny McCarthy has already lost her wedding ring. The 41-year-old star, who married New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg on August 31, admits the ring went missing when she removed it to have sex in a hotel room...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Justin Bieber all over Selena Gomez at party
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were all over each other at a friend's birthday party. The 'Baby' hitmaker rented out the Lucky Strike bowling alley in Los Angeles on Sunday night (09.14.14) for their pal Ryan Butler's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Rio 2016 ticket registration to begin in November
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 17 (IANS) Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said. The most expensive tickets are for the opening ceremony...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Former Brazil striker Nilmar signs with Internacional
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 17 (IANS) Internacional have confirmed the signing of former Brazil striker Nilmar. The 30-year-older will wear the No. 7 shirt in a three-year deal with his original club, Xinhua quoted the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
India made progress in fighting child deaths, malnutrition, but short of goals: UN
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) India has made progress on the twin fronts of reducing hunger and child mortality but is still short of development goals, two international reports say. Fewer Indian children under...
Read more on Business Balla