Senior German Archaeologist Urges International Community to Protect Palmyra's Ancient Sites from Terrorists
Senior German archaeologist has urged international community to work on protecting civilized heritage of Palmyra [Tadmor city] and preserving its cultural identity from terrorists.
Professor. Andreas Schmidt-Colinet, who worked as head of the Syrian-German archaeological mission for decades, told the Austrian Profil Magazine that Palmyra has important geographical and historical position besides its ancient sites.
He strongly condemned the international community's inability to protect the historic sites in the city from ISIS terrorists, expressing regret over dereliction of the duty of the UN Security Council, United Nations and UNESCO in protecting Palmyra's world heritage and in supporting the rehabilitation of sites damaged by terrorists.