Showing posts with label Ancient treasures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ancient treasures. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Louvre could house treasures from Iraq, Syria: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

UN, 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

Ancient Palmyra: Islamic State Blows Up Ancient Temple

Syrian activists and the country's antiquities chief say the so-called Islamic State militant group has blown up an ancient temple in Palmyra, one of the the most historic sites in the Middle East.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

ISIS destruction of heritage ‘most brutal since WWII’ (UNESCO)

ISIS extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the “most brutal, systematic” destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Friday - a stark warning that came hours after militants demolished a monastery with ancient foundations in central Syria.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Egypt suicide bomber targets Luxor temple

A suicide bomber blew himself up near Egypt's ancient Karnak temple in the southern city of Luxor on Wednesday, security sources said, a possible sign that militants are shifting focus to target the country's economic recovery.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ISIL/ISIS Not Just Destroying Ancient Artifacts, It’s Selling them (Report)

Militants of the Takfiri group, ISIL, are not attacking ancient monuments in Iraq and Syria with jackhammers and bulldozers, but they also have been quietly selling off smaller antiquities, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.