Saturday, 22 August 2015

Dr Asaad in Palmyra

We are sadded and upset at the execution of Dr Asaad in Palmyra. He was killed because he regarded the archaeological treasures of his homeland as more important than his life and how important this makes our fight to keep Sekhemka safe in order not to encourage looting, illegal selling and smuggling of antiquities to raise money for those involved in civil wars. We are lucky to be able to protest in a peaceful country and that we admire and respect all our academic fellows in war torn countries who daily risk life and limb to preserve their cultures for future generations.

Details about Dr Asaad can be found here: