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5 Historical Monuments Have Been Destroyed Forever During Syria's Civil War

5 Historical Monuments Have Been Destroyed Forever During Syria's Civil War | Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Syria's incredible historical heritage is being blasted to pieces.


As Syria's tragic civil war continues without a resolution in sight, the conflict's death toll continues to soar. But this isn't the only disastrous consequence of the conflict — Syria's breathtaking historical and architectural heritage is being blasted to pieces by the ongoing civil war, too.

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:23 PM

The human toll is the worst result of this civil war, but there is the loss of historical and cultural sites that will also hurt this entire region.  The castle above is one of the finest examples of a Crusader Castle build in the old Crusader Kingdoms.  Having a western architecture smack in the Middle East is just awe inspirering.  The beautiful mosques that have been destroyed is like having Norte Dame in Paris destroyed, it is part of their past, their culture.  The human cost is immeasurable, but so is the historical loss.

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