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10 REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SYRIA`S ENDANGERED HISTORY



Published On: August 31, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Patricia Lewis, Kansas
Tag: Syria, Aleppo, , Rating: 4.5

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Thereís a lot of money in artifacts that are thousands of years old. But their cultural significance is invaluable. Syria is full of such treasures. But, its history is being robbed to fuel the conflict there.

Sign the petition to ban the trade in antiquities!


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ITíS THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

 
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In the more than 6000 years of steady habitation, Syria has seen empires rise and fall, but not before leaving their mark. Roman, Phoenician, Greek and Egyptian civilizations all had vital ties to Syria and left the country with amazing relics.

10 REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SYRIA`S ENDANGERED HISTORY
  

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ITíS HOME TO ONE OF THE WORLDíS LARGEST AND OLDEST CASTLES

 
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Which Is Being Destroyed!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Citadel in Aleppo has stood for more than 4,000 years. But destructive fighting has come to its doorstep.

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ITíS ALSO HOME TO THE WORLDíS BEST-PRESERVED CRUSADER CASTLE

 
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10 REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SYRIA`S ENDANGERED HISTORY
  

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ITíS A LANGUAGE HAVEN

 
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Maloula, Syria is the only place where Aramaic is spoken.

In the ancient port city of Ugarit, tablets dating back to 1400 BC have been found with the earliest alphabet etched in.

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IT WAS ONCE THE MAJOR STOP ON THE SILK ROAD

 
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Since 2000 BC, these Souks have been the commercial hub in Syria. Now theyíre ruined.

10 REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SYRIA`S ENDANGERED HISTORY
  

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ITS PRECIOUS CULTURE IS BEING REPLACED WITH GUNS

 
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Militants are making millions off the sale of antiquities. Theyíre literally stealing Syriaís culture to purchase weapons and inflict continued chaos.

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SITES OF RELIGIOUS IMPORTANCE ARE NOW THISÖ

 
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This is the Umayyad Mosque. Itís rumored that John the Baptistís fatherís remains are here.

10 REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SYRIA`S ENDANGERED HISTORY
  

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ITS ARTEFACTS ARE BEING DUG UP AND LOOTED

 
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Its Artefacts Are Being Dug Up And Looted

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ITíS WORLD HERITAGE. ...

 
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Like every other World Heritage.

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THEREíS SOMETHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

 
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10 REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SYRIA`S ENDANGERED HISTORY
  
 

Sign the petition telling the UN to ban the trade in Syrian antiquities. Itíll mean preserving world heritage and preventing combatants from adding to their war chest.

Sign the petition


 


 

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