World Bulletin / News Desk
The Syrian civil war has claimed an estimated 130,000 lives and left millions displaced both inside and outside of the country since conflicts began 3 years ago. Additionally, a number of UNESCO protected world heritage sites have also been destroyed in the fighting.
Martin Chulov, a photographer for the Guardian in Syria, has compared the photographs of some renown sites from three years ago with photographs of their ruined state today.
As well as wiping out the legacy of an entire generation of Syrians, the war has also destroyed landmarks of Syrians rich culture and history, with some sites that are up to 5,000 years old buried under the rubble.
Some of the damaged sites include the old 0market and Al-Kindi hospital in Aleppo, the streets of Homs, the Omar ibn al-Khattab mosque in Dera and the famous Umayyad mosque in Aleppo. The Krak des Chevaliers castle from the middle-ages has also been sacrificed to the bombs of the Assad regime.
In the destruction of these historical sites, landmarks from the ancient civilizations of the Babylonians, Assyrians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottomans have been all but erased.
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