@samarkeolog Twitter archive: destruction of cultural and community property elsewhere

Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).

It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.

@samarkeolog tweets on the destructon of cultural property elsewhere (than Cyprus, Greece or Turkey) are here.

Egypt: destruction of cultural and community property

Salafist threat: Egypt’s Pyramids will be the next Bamiyan’ (@ChasingAphrodit, 16th November 2012)

Egypt’s richest library set on fire, established as L’Institute d’Egypte in August 1798 by Napoleon Bonaparte: #egypt’ (@Bennu, 17th December 2011)

security forces & thugs clash wi Christians protesting Muslims’ church attack, Egypt; 19+ dead, 150+ injured @AP‘ (9th October 2011)

Germany: destruction of cultural and community property

‘Digital images bring synagogues destroyed by Nazis to life’ (9th September 2010)

Iraq: destruction of cultural and community property

Bomb attacks on #Christian homes in #Baghdad killed at least three people, further panicking Iraq’s minority community’ (@HDNER, 10th November 2010)

Israel/Palestine: destruction of cultural and community property

‘I don’t think I have ever been in a conflict where so many media buildings were deliberately targeted by a government #Israel #Gaza’ (@pdanahar, 20th November 2012)

‘2/2 now, Israel plans to destroy Palestinians’ new #Susya; Rabbis for Human Rights defending village v @eponymousthing‘ (6th July 2012)

‘1/2 1948, #RamatArad’s villagers ethnically cleansed&displaced to #Susya; 1986, Israel demolished Susya&turned it into #archaeology park‘ (6th July 2012)

‘pogrom by cultural heritage destruction in Israel MT @richards1052 none charged in 6 mosque arsons; gag on latest case’ (8th October 2011 [4th October 2011])

‘via @markthomasinfo, [@haaretzcom], Israel Museum of Tolerance built on Muslim cemetery… WTF!?’ (17th October 2010)

Ukraine: destruction of cultural and community property

‘A torture chamber converted into a hotel. Powerful Tom Gross piece on erasing memory in Ukraine‘ (@j_freedland, 2nd September 2011)


  • I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
  • I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
  • I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
  • I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
  • Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.

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