Anthropology / Everything Human

Why Targeting Heritage Is a Crime Against Humanity

Architecture

  • Conflicted

    Bosnian cellist Vedran Smailovic plays an elegy in Sarajevo’s blasted and burned library.

    Why Targeting Heritage Is a Crime Against Humanity

    Trump’s threats to Iran’s cultural treasures are the latest in a long history of such tactics. Thousands of artistic and architectural marvels have been destroyed in wars—a travesty that must be stopped.

  • Curiosities

    In this undeveloped section of Rio Rancho Estates, New Mexico, roads have been cut, but virtually no homes have been constructed for decades.

    A Tale of Two Ruins

    New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon showcases magnificent structures that were built on ingenuity. By contrast, the state’s Rio Rancho Estates was built on fraud.