To counter ISIS, great antiquities to be virtually saved in case they’re actually lost
It’s not really a counter at all, as it’s just an image, not the real thing. But cine we won’t stop ISIS it’s still better than nothing.
Though let’s be really honest about this as well. Taking photos of places where ISIS is already operating, has agents, or may very well be scouting for destruction is a huge security risk for these volunteers.
Far, far better if we wiped out ISIS, saved the lives of the people, and all of the structures.
The Los Angeles Times reports that as “many as 5,000 high-tech, user-friendly cameras will be distributed to volunteers across Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan and Yemen by the end of the year,” to document the ancient monuments and cultural heritage threatened by ISIS. This initiative by “the Institute for Digital Archaeology, a joint venture of Oxford and Harvard universities” is “to compile an archive of millions of 3-D images of vulnerable heritage sites and other ancient treasures.”
According to the article:
In recent months, the terrorist group Islamic State has destroyed some of most significant historical…
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