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Online Archive Documents Destruction of Ancient Sites

Damage to mosques, a monastery, churches and historic tombs caused by fighting near the Syrian city of Aleppo, and the destruction of monuments by the so-called Islamic State in the ancient cities of Palmyra and Nimrud, are being documented in an online archival system and made available to conservation experts worldwide. The crowd-sharing system called Arches uses satellite imagery, photographs, technical data and eyewitness descriptions.  “It's online, it's freely...

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