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Syria civil war threatens historical sites

Historians join forces with US State Department in bid to save some of world's oldest heritage sites from war's havoc.

Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 11:08
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Syria's civil war is threatening some of the oldest cultural heritage sites in the world.

Heavy fighting has damaged castles, synagogues and many other precious artefacts.

A group of historians and museums have joined forces with the US State Department to try to save Syria's historical treasures.

Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.


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