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Published on 23 April 2012
The first ICOM Syrian Watch List was edited on May 12, 2011. Since then, ICOM Secretariat had been continuously updating and completing it. The latest version has been edited by April 6, 2012.
Our Watch List covers 31 museums:
The Watch List comprehends in total 92 entries, because we had also a look on 61 major monuments and sites.
This is a slim version of our 40 page internal Watch List. It is of a moderate lenght that is readable and printable for our heritage colleagues. It is also written in a neutral and impartial way, so it can be circulated widely.
The short list gives standardized damage reports (in red types) that roughly classify:
By far the most important source for Syrian heritage in danger is the French-Arabic facebook page “Le patrimoine archéologique syrien en danger”: http://www.facebook.com/Archeologie.syrienne
20 February 2013
We emptied Syria's museums
19 February 2013
Mosaics depicting scenes from Homer?s epic poem The Odyssey.
18 February 2013
Press, reigime and propaganda
International Conference on Protection of Cultural Property in Asia
17 February 2013
Mosaics were stolen during illegal excavation
15 February 2013
Desire that the gift inaugurates fruitful dialogue
13 February 2013
Undercover Heritage Protection officers detained two men