“The worst cultural heritage crisis since World War II”
A new report by the federal government of the United States calls for greater efforts to protect cultural heritage sites in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Syria. The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for protecting the sites from both destruction of their above-ground remains and archaeological evidence as well as protecting the sites from looting. The sale of looted artifacts helps finance operations by the military forces of ISIS.
By Rebecca Kheel
August 15, 2016