Conflict, violence, and internal displacements of Syrians are endangering archaeological sites, historic buildings, monuments, and collections of objects.
This map—produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit with data researched and supplied by the Cultural Heritage Center—identifies the locations of over 1000 well-preserved cultural heritage sites and museums. It also presents counts of those sites inside and outside the areas of conflict and displacement. The pie chart shows that, of the sites and museums identified, nearly all are at risk.
You can also download a PDF of Syria: Cultural Heritage Sites at Risk.
Learn more about the U.S. Department of State's Cultural Heritage Center.