Cultural Site Destruction: ISIS’s Legacy

Culture, News Writing

Our collective, cultural history is slipping from our grasp and runs the risk of disappearing permanently, as modern wars bomb what remains of our heritage into pieces.

The Early Iron Age Temple at Tell Ain Dara suffered extensive damage between January 20 and January 22, 2018 due to a Turkish Air Force Strike, a side effect of the ongoing Syrian Civil War. The attacks destroyed the majority of the 3,000-year-old temple, built around 1300 B.C.E., leaving a cultural site of religious significance in shambles.