I am an archaeologist in the final year of my PhD, which is in Syrian archaeology, using satellite imagery to develop ways of protecting archaeological sites from threats.  Every day I monitor the news feeds, collecting evidence of the destruction of the heritage.  Every day, I see the effects of the conflict on the people, and it’s horrific.  But I also see pictures that stand out as testaments to the human spirit, or which speak of the grief and the loss, and the pain.  It seems wrong to let them pass without comment.  At some point, when I’m not trying to hand in, it will perhaps develop into an actual blog, with opinions (I have lots of those), sharing the information I come across.  Maybe…


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