Cultural Heritage in Danger

Under this title, we want to bring attention to the threats endangering cultural heritage during armed conflicts. In this, we do not intend to confirm damages or destruction at specific heritage sites. Rather, we are looking to highlight - in cooperation with specialised researchers and experts - the significance of the cultural heritage in the affected regions and to show how severe the loss of this cultural heritage would be.

The Conflict in Tigray (Ethiopia)

In the first issue, we focus on the endangered cultural heritage in the region of Tigray in the north of Ethiopia. Following a short presentation of the conflict, Dr Iris Gerlach, researcher at the German Archaeological Institute, will showcase the archaeological heritage of the region by presenting different sites.

(Header image: Yeha in Tigray, Ethiopia (© A.Savin, WikiCommons))