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Syria's other toll: cultural gems stolen, looted, destroyed

Clay cuneiform tablet with rounded corners, Mari, 1900 - 64 BC, 7.1 × 7 cm. (Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus)

Syria's other toll: cultural gems stolen, looted, destroyed

Besides killing more than 100,000 people, Syria's civil war is exacting another irreparable toll as historic sites and artworks are looted or destroyed in the fighting.

An emergency list of endangered artworks was released Wednesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The initiative stems from the International Council of Museums, in collaboration with UNESCO and the US State Department.

Click here to see the complete list. (AFP)