Syria- War-Torn Raqqa Revives its Historical Landmarks After ISIS Atrocities

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Raqqa- Syria 02/10/2020

ISIS atrocities weren’t limited to displacing thousands in Raqqa, but also historical landmarks and museums were looted and ruined. Qasr al-Banat (Girls castle), built in 772, was among those places that were partially demolished. Moreover, monuments underwent digging operations, looting, and vandalism. Abandonment and negligence transformed the area into a landfill. Accordingly, the Committee on Culture and Antiquities in the Raqqa Civil Council is working on a project to preserve historical landmarks from vandalism or distortion, as well as to restore its cultural charter

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