‘No one group has done more to put our heritage at risk than Islamic State’

International cooperation is key to shrinking the market for looted art from the Middle East

Published online: 28 January 2015

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Unesco chief warns against Islam State’s ‘cultural cleansing’

Speaking in Erbil last week, Irina Bokova compared the forced displacement of Iraqi minorities to “Nazi methods”

Published online: 11 November 2014

Energy group gives €12m to restore L’Aquila basilica

Mayor of earthquake ravaged town praises Eni for “adopting” the national monument

Published online: 04 September 2014

Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage face new threat from fanatics

Fears grow that social media savvy Islamic State is exploiting monitors’ lists

Published online: 28 August 2014

Eastern Ukraine’s museums told to hide their collections

The country’s culture ministry has ordered institutions to put their works into storage and asked the media to refrain from calling attention to cultural heritage

Published online: 14 August 2014

Islamic militants destroy Muslim shrine in Mosul

Isis jihadists continue to target holy sites across Iraq

Published online: 26 July 2014


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