Monday, September 10, 2012

Dura Europos in Danger

The site of Dura Europos suffered on the (7- 8) July, 2012, the onslaught of vandals. The looters, who are people from the surrounding region, robbed the house of the archaeological mission and the museum there.

This mini museum, which is known as "the Roman house" was built like an ancient house model, exactly as in the past, was completely sacked. The vandals broke even the doors and the windows, all the exhibition shelves, the models, and the panels; they also carried away the ancient stone cutting tools that were exhibited... Nothing remains of the contents of the house of the mission; everything has been broken or stolen.

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More info about the site of Dura Europos: http://artgallery.yale.edu/duraeuropos/

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/dura_europos/

Via Dura Europos in Danger: - Archaeo Life