The war-torn heritage of Libya, Iraq, and Syria


Wed, 11 Oct 2017 - 05:54 GMT

Destroyed Sites in Syria and Iraq [File Photo]

Destroyed Sites in Syria and Iraq [File Photo]

CAIRO – 11 October 2017: Wars have swept through the Middle East in the past few years, especially in Libya, Iraq and Syria.

Each country lost a number of rare historical and archaeological sites, and artifacts.
In Libya, the interior war caused unlimited series of losses in terms of oil, lives, institutions and economy.
Destruction in Libya [File photo]
The strike war in Syria, which has been ongoing since 2011, caused irreplaceable losses.
Raqqa city witnessed the destruction of three historical sites located in Ammar Ibn Yasser mosque.
Raqqa Museum also witnessed a number of damages.
The archeological Tadmur city which is considered one of the most ancient cities in Asia was destroyed due to war.
A number of historical tombs, mosques and museums have been destroyed due to war.
Destruction in Libya [File photo]

Destruction in Libya [File photo]

Al Hadar city in Iraq was destroyed and Iraq lost a valuable rare architectural hybridity.
In Mosul city, the historical library of the city has been destroyed.
Nimrud city lost 80 percent of its archeological sites and in Nineveh district more than 70 percent of the city’s historical buildings have been destroyed.
Destruction in Libya [File photo]

Destruction in Libya [File photo]



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