The challenges of protecting Syrian heritage in crisis | NOW Toronto Magazine

The challenges of protecting Syrian heritage in crisis | NOW Toronto MagazineSyria: A Living History is not all about archaeology. Artifacts and artworks in the Aga Khan Museum show range from a 5,000-year-old stone eye idol to medieval Damascene metalwork and contemporary artists’ takes on the current civil war.

But in light of the war’s toll on temples and artifacts, I’m interested in how Henry Kim, the AKM director and a classical archaeologist, and Clemens Reichel, a U of T archaeology prof and ROM curator who facilitated its many loans to the Syria exhibit, view preserving the past in the current crisis.

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