Spotlight’s on Syrian art

thisisoxfordshire: HIGHLIGHT: Dr Paul Collins and Dr Venetia Porter were among the speakers at the Ashmolean’s special week of events themed around Syria Buy this photo HIGHLIGHT: Dr Paul Collins and Dr Venetia Porter were among the speakers at the Ashmolean’s special week of events themed around Syria

SPEAKERS at an event at the Ashmolean Museum have called for greater awareness of art and artefacts that are being destroyed in Syria.

Ashmolean Middle East keeper Dr Paul Collins and Dr Venetia Porter, of the British Museum, gave lectures detailing some of the “great treasures” found in the country over the years. Dr Collins said: “We wanted to highlight the ongoing conflict and to stress that people’s cultural heritage is very important.’’

 

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10:36am Sun 15 Jun 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

I think that the Shi'ites and Sunnis involved are perfectly well aware of the heritage but rather more concerned with exterminating the opposing tribe.
I think that the Shi'ites and Sunnis involved are perfectly well aware of the heritage but rather more concerned with exterminating the opposing tribe. Lord Palmerstone
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