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A cemetery at the Kua Ruins, 2015
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Juani Island, Tanzania

Kua Ruins

The remains of a medieval Swahili town, the Kua Ruins are at risk from the effects of a harsh climate and destruction at the hands of explorers digging for fabled Swahili treasures.
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Cultural Heritage Sites of Syria

Armed conflict continues to threaten Syrian historic sites, but local and international professionals, institutions, and volunteers are working together to preserve the country’s cultural heritage.
Filling in the gaps of the mosiac, July 2010
Completed Project
Azaz, Syria

Cyrrhus (Nebi Houri)

The ancient site of Cyrrhus is located 70 kilometers northeast of Aleppo.
View of the Royal Palace, with protective structures in place., September 2003
Completed Project
Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria

Tell Mozan

Tell Mozan, located in northeast Syria in the Khabur River plain, is the site of ancient Urkesh, a place associated with the Hurrians, a Bronze Age people of Upper Mesopotamia.
Completed Project
Shayzar, Syria

Shayzar Castle

The Syrian town of Shayzar was, for much of its history, a strategic prize for the Muslim and Christian forces who battled for control of the region at the turn of the first millennium.
Completed Project
Aleppo, Syria

Citadel of Aleppo

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Aleppo preserves remnants of more than four millennia of Near Eastern history.
Completed Project
Near Tartous, Syria

Amrit Archaeological Site

Amrit is an ancient Phoenician site located on the Mediterranean coast of Syria.
View of site, August 2009
Completed Project
Redi Doti, Suriname

Jodensavanne Archaeological Site

Jodensavanne (Jewish Savannah) was settled by a population of Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition on mainland Europe in the mid-seventeenth century.
An example of the rock drawings that survive at Sabu-Jaddi, 2015
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Nile Valley, Sudan

Sabu-Jaddi Rock Art Sites

The rock art sites of Sabu and Jaddi are not fully documented or protected, and they are threatened by erosion and acts of vandalism.