The potential for harm likely extends to all Syrian sites that have been submitted to the World Heritage list.
As such, site analysis was undertaken by identifying all areas that were not visibly affected by looting.
Data and Methods AAAS acquired the most recent high-resolution satellite imagery covering each of the six Tentative World Heritage sites that are the focus of this report.
Imagery was available for all sites, with varying pre-conflict dates.
To date, overviews have been published on World Heritage sites, Tentative World Heritage sites and the destruction of museums, historic structures, and archaeological sites.
These include periodic reports by UNESCO, However, no work to date has documented the extent of damage to all of Syria’s Tentative World Heritage sites using recent high-resolution satellite imagery coupled with news media, social media, and verified, on-the-ground information.