Rebuild? Restore? Recreate? How best to remember war-torn heritage sites

In addition to the human atrocities of war, the destruction of numerous heritage sites has been exploited by those seeking to erase cultural heritage of our ancient history. From the Taliban’s destruction of the giant Buddhas in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001 to the more recent destruction of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra in Syria, contemporary society seeks to come to terms with how best to deal with the aftermath.

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The politics and poetry of restoring war ruins

By Florence Evin

Gulf News

June 29, 2016

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