Culture Under Threat

Wed, Feb 17th 2016, 9:13AM

Cultural sites have been targeted by a variety of terror groups and violent extremist organizations across the Arab world. This interactive map shows the clear march of destruction by ISIS and its sympathizers and illustrates where deliberate attacks on heritage are occurring and remain threatened.

Map Symbols

  • Use the "+" or "-" buttons to zoom in or out of the map and click on the icons to open pop-ups with more information.
  • Heritage sites attacked, targeted, or destroyed
  • UNESCO World Heritage and tentative list sites
  • Museums - archaeology, history, and religion
  • Areas under threat or control of terror groups

About this Map

The "Culture Under Threat" interactive map was created by in Washington, D.C., with whom MEI has partnered for a series of events and high-level ministerial meetings in the region to raise awareness and form plans for action to stop the illegal trade of antiquities. View the on their website for more information on the map data, sources, citation instructions, and information about how you can contribute to this project.

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