Uncategorized Grave Robbers and War Steal Syria’s History

April 8, 2013by Brenda

A recent article from the NY Times about the devastation of Syria’s historical treasures.



TELL MARDIKH, Syria — Ali Shibleh crawled through a two-foot-high tunnel until reaching a slightly larger subterranean space. He swung his flashlight’s beam into the dark.

A fighter opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, Mr. Shibleh was roaming beneath Ebla, an ancient ruin that for several decades has been one of Syria’s most carefully studied and publicly celebrated archaeological sites.



Grave Robbers and War Steal Syria's History