From the ancient cities of Babylon and Palmyra to the tourist mecca of Venice, historical cities are endangered.
videos + essays
We're adding new content all the time!
A glimpse of the lost art of painted wooden synagogues popularized among Eastern European Jewish communities in the 17th and 18th centuries
The lasting effects of Napoleon's appropriations can still be observed today in churches and public buildings in Perugia, which remain bereft of the treasures that had once adorned them.
There are many examples of damnatio memoriae throughout the history of the Roman Republic and Empire.
Controversy over the nature of religious images was not new in the sixteenth century.
The original Ghetto, on a small Venetian island, hides Renaissance era synagogues of startling beauty
a Renaissance masterpiece receives a second life after World War II
fresco, mosaic, and marble threatened by a rising sea and the salt it leaves behind
Acts of sacred theft, Venice as a mosaic of treasures from afar
Invasion, reconstruction, and trafficking all threaten this biblical site—but even today, Iraqis regularly visit.
One of the most archaeologically rich places in the world, Turkey’s urban development has left many sites exposed.
Militants have devastated cultural sites in Syria, and murdered the beloved head of antiquities at Palmyra.
Terrorists overran Palmyra twice despite international cries for protection, sowing irreversible destruction.