Cultural Events

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on the “Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on September 22, 2014.

Cultural Events

Heritage in Peril in Iraq and Syria

Threats To Cultural Heritage In Iraq And Syria-2014

As the international community responds to the wanton destruction perpetrated by extremists in Iraq and Syria, we also recognize that preserving these countries’ cultural heritage is a critical step toward reconstruction, reconciliation, and building civil society. Read more…

© Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus

Saving Syria's Cultural Hritage-2013

The United States strongly supports efforts to preserve Syria’s cultural heritage and protect the country’s cultural sites, including museums and places of archaeological, historic and religious significance. It engages with international and national police, customs officials and ministries of culture to alert art dealers and collectors to the types of plundered artifacts that may be circulating illegally on the antiquities market. Read more..