Category Archives: Palmyra (Syria)

Scenes From Palmyra Indicate ISIS Slowed Assault on Treasures

A day after Syrian troops recaptured the city, television footage showed “severe” damage to ancient sculptures. But there was hope that many works could be reconstructed.


ISIS Speeds Up Destruction of Antiquities in Syria

The cumulative toll inflicted on antiquities by militants, who destroyed a fifth-century monastery and a first-century temple recently, has reached staggering levels, archaeologists and officials say.

Concern About Palmyra’s Ancient Riches

Palmyra — whose rich, monumental ruins include the Temple of Ba’al; an ancient theater; and a famous 2000-year-old colonnade that is already scarred by mortar fire — is threatened by the arrival of Islamic State militants.