War is mostly not good for the preservation of archaeological heritage. Illustrate this with an example.


An example of war not being good for the preservation of archaeological heritage is the destruction of Palmyra in Syria. During the ongoing civil war in Syria, militant forces loyal to the Islamic State destroyed many artifacts and sites that were previously located in Palmyra—including the Temple of Bel, a 2,000 year-old Roman structure. This temple, along with other archaeological sites in Palmyra, provided a unique snapshot of the past and insight into the lives of those who lived in the region centuries ago, however due to the conflict, all are now lost forever. The destruction of these artifacts and sites not only erases our link to the past, it also robs us of the opportunity to learn more about the history of the region.

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