Cultural Heritage Under Threat: Perspectives on Two Syrian cities: Aleppo and Palmyra


A talk by Ross Burns, former Australian Ambassador for Syria and Lebanon
Sponsored by USC Archaeology, Art History, Classics, and Religion.

Join Ross Burns as he discusses how the devastating political unrest in Syria has resulted in the catastrophic loss of life and large scale looting of cultural heritage sites–specifically Aleppo and Palmyra and the consequences of war on these historic sites and monuments.

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