BANEA has launched a petition seeking protection for Syria's cultural
We hope you can sign it, support it and promote it through any contacts
or avenues available to you.
TEXT of the petition:
Save Syria’s Cultural Heritage The worsening situation in Syria places
thousands of archaeological sites in immediate danger of current and
future looting. A full discussion of the sites affected can be found
here: Cunliffe, Emma. 2012, Damage to the Soul: Syria’s Cultural
Heritage in Conflict. 16 May 2012. Global Heritage Fund. The British
Associate of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) and other interested
parties call on the British Government, UNESCO and the International
Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural
Property (ICCROM) to protest to all parties to the conflict and petition
for: 1. The removal of armed encampments, troops and weaponry from
archaeological sites, 2. protection of archaeological sites and museums
from looting, 3. recovery of stolen artefacts and the prosecution of the
thieves and those who benefit from the thefts. Updates and information
can be found at www.banea.org
Secretary, Friends of the Petrie Museum. www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk
Teaching Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. j.picton@...
Gurob Harem Palace Project, www.gurob.org.uk
Home email: janpicton@...
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