The below sliders give a visual demonstration of the events described in the UNOSAT Syria Cultural Heritage Sites Report, for more details please consult the related section downloadable here.

Aleppo

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Multiple historical sites destroyed as seen in the upper left section of the image, such as the Carlton hotel, where craters are present. Other damaged locations include the Great Umayd Mosque in the lower right corner of the image. Minaret of the Great Mosque has been destroyed, in addition to severe damages to the wall and courtyard.

Dura Europos

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Signs of severe looting can be seen within the walls of Dura Europos, most of the ruins have become unrecognizable from the looting activity. Addtional looting holes are visible in the northern section of the image outside the walls of Dura Europs.

Palmyra

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A road has been constructured that runs through the necropolis. This road has affected multiple tombs in the necropololis. Archeological soils from along side the road have been used to create a dirt barriers on both sides of the new road. Several berms have also been constructed throughout the necropolis and can be seen in the lower left and upper right side of the image. There is also a large berm which has been constructed in the north of the image.

Raqqa

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All three tombs on the outside of the shrine, their minarets and a section of the linking arcaded pricinct have been destroyed.