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The first units of Russian military experts have arrived in Syria to remove explosive devices left behind by the “Islamic State” (“IS”) group in Palmyra. The de-mining of archeological sites might take several months.
Eighty percent of ruins in the city of Palmyra are ‘”in good shape,” despite the damage inflicted by IS jihadists, Syria’s antiquities chief says. But some experts are less upbeat in their assessment.
The “Islamic State” militant group recently smashed several art pieces at the Palmyra UNESCO World Heritage site, in the Syrian city of that name. Even more brutally, they beheaded 82-year-old Khaled Al-Assad, one of Syria’s most respected archaeologists, who had been the keeper of Palmyra for more than 50 years. In Yemen, the damage to three out of …
Activists say the self-styled “Islamic State” has damaged another temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is being systematically razed following occupation by the Islamist militants
When the terrorist organisation “Islamic State” (IS) took over Syria’s ancient desert city of Palmyra in May, they were hoping to open a lucrative business. Many of the valuable artefacts in the city, they reckoned, would make their way into the international art market and become a sizeable source of income
The extremists have already destroyed famed archaeological sites in Iraq, and there were concerns they would demolish Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Roman-era city at the town’s edge, one of the region’s most spectacular archaeological sites