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Syria Cultural Heritage Initiative

The United States strongly supports efforts to preserve Syria’s cultural heritage. Six of Syria’s heritage areas are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and 12 more have been nominated for inclusion.

Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

U.S. Department of State and The Metropolitan Museum of Art held an event titled “Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria” amid the United Nations General Assembly week.

Arequipa Colonial Church Project, Peru

A U.S. Embassy initiative in cooperation with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and the Archdiocese of Arequipa supported a three-day workshop on “Security and Preservation of Colonial Cultural Heritage Objects and Sites in Southern Peru,” held in Arequipa, Peru.

U.S.-Canadian Bilateral Cooperation Project, Toronto, Canada

A two-day workshop promoting U.S.-Canadian Cooperation in Preventing Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property was held in June 2014 in Toronto, Canada, in support of an initiative of the U.S. Consulate General and the ICE Attaché’s Office and their Canadian counterparts in response to concerns about cultural objects originating from or passing through Canada and illicitly entering the United States.

Syria Heritage Sites Inventory

This map identifies the locations of over 1000 well-preserved cultural heritage sites and museums in Syria. The map was produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit with data researched and supplied by the Cultural Heritage Center.

Imagery of Archaeological Site Looting in Syria

These satellite images document the scale of destruction that looters continue to inflict on archaeological heritage sites during the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Reclaiming Jordan's Cultural Heritage One Stone at a Time

“I was thrilled about the way the entire work force came together as a team.”

U.S.-Afghan Partnership to Preserve Ghazni Towers

Photo of Waris and Ayaz

Two historic architecture specialists from Afghanistan recently completed a 10-week internship hosted by the National Park Service through the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program, and funded by the Bureau.

Sharing (and Saving) Cultural Heritage

While in the United States, Senat continued his work with a nongovernmental organization to help save a 6th-century castle in Kosovo with support from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, all while observing urban planning and historic preservation activities firsthand in Pennsylvania. His curiosity was well-received, and Senat was pleased by many aspects of American culture that helped him feel welcome.