Sunday, October 16, 2005

Prizren buildings 19: as the Council of Europe noted in its (2001) book, "Architectural and Urban Heritage of Prizren, Kosovo", "the city did not suffer damage during the recent conflict. But more than ever, historic and architectural identity are at stake in a political game. [Ever] since the end of the fighting, there have been direct and indirect threats to the heritage: houses have been burned and Orthodox buildings are under the surveillance of the international force". Given the Council of Europe implied that the Orthodox buildings were then intact, their damage or outright destruction (and the further damage and destruction of other buildings categorised as Serb) must have occurred in the rioting since then.

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