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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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