An Iraqi engineer, Kais Jacob Ishak, leads his own mission to preserve Iraq's heritage in 3D reconstructions. The project, which began 7 years ago, attempts to recreate the country's rich historical heritage on 3D software, to be used as a learning tool for educators.
The Idlib museum, whose collections rival those in Aleppo and Damascus, reopened last month, despite having lost an unknown number of its treasures to looters. With an attack on Idlib so near and so likely, many observers are afraid that the museum will be damaged much more.
Visitor numbers to Jordan dropped after the Arab Spring uprisings convulsed the Middle East in 2011 and Daesh later rampaged across neighboring Syria and Iraq. Now Jordan is trying to reverse that setback in its tourism industry.