Civil War

Ruins of ancient town at Serjilla, Syria

Ancient Ruins Become Refuges in War-Torn Syria

Its unclear why the "dead cities of Syria" were abandoned by their residents 1500 years ago. But as photographs and a CBS News report attest, these remnants of a prosperous society provide a grim refuge for thousands of Syrians fleeing civil war.

September 10, 2013 - Kuriositas

Urban Planning Becomes a Weapon in Syrian Civil War

It's still far from clear what the political outcome of Syria's civil war will be. But for the country's built environment, the effects are stunningly evident. Millions of buildings have been damaged or destroyed since March 2011.

November 30, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Walmart Surrenders Virginia Battlefield

The retail giant abandons its plans to build a "super-center" atop a Civil War battlefield in Virginia after facing strong resistance from a coalition of preservation organizations.

February 3, 2011 - The Washington Post

Wal-Mart Proposed Near Civil War Site Angers Historians

A proposed Wal-Mart retail center near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia has preservationists up in arms.

August 25, 2009 - NPR

Officials Protest as Wal-Mart Encroaches on Civil War Site

Plans to build a Wal-Mart and parking lot near a historic Civil War battlefield has spurred a bi-partisan protest from Virginia's top officials.

July 17, 2009 - The Washington Post

Racers Battle Civil War Buffs in N.C.

<p>Banker Dave Ridson wants to build a racetrack on a site preservationists say is an historic Civil War site. But where the battle actually fought is a matter of debate.</p>

June 11, 2008 - The Houston Chronicle

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