Does war really change a nation's cultural heritage?The history of the world has numerous examples of major wars followed by many civil wars. Most of us hear or see the unnecessary loss of life, widespread destruction and the difficulties faced by the people to recover from this war. Few would realize the deadly impact of conflict on the cultural heritage.
Many feel that the cultural fabric of a society and the cultural heritage of place gets altered significantly when a conflict rages. I read some reports on how devastating armed conflict can be to a nation's cultural heritage (Syria, Afghanistan, Jerusalem etc).
Does war really change or destroy the cultural heritage or it is over-exaggerated?