Khaled Al-Asaad was beheaded in 2015 after refusing to lead ISIS to ancient artifacts from Palmyra that he had hidden in a secure location.
Talking Digital Colonialism with Morehshin Allahyari
In her new performance lecture title “Physical Tactics for Digital Colonialism,” Allahyari explores what it means for data to be colonized.
Michael Rakowitz Recreates a Sculpture Destroyed by ISIS for London’s Trafalgar Square
The latest fourth plinth commission is a full-scale recreation of a winged bull sculpture from 700 BCE entirely clad in Iraqi date cans.
Palmyra’s Ancient Lion of Al-lāt, Smashed by ISIS, Is Restored and Back On View
The 2,000-year old statue, which for decades greeted visitors to the Palmyra museum before it was smashed by ISIS militants, has been restored in Damascus.
Iconic 12th-Century Mosque Destroyed During Battle of Mosul
The Grand Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul was destroyed as Iraqi forces were poised to retake the major Iraqi city that has been under ISIS control since 2014.
Satellite Imagery Suggests ISIS Destroyed Two More Ancient Sites in Palmyra
The historic architecture of Palmyra continues to be destroyed by terror groups.
ISIS Leveled Ancient Assyrian Ziggurat
New satellite images show that the 140-foot-tall mud brick structure was decimated, likely by bulldozers, over the last three months.
Slick Replica of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch Arrives in New York, Prompting Questions [UPDATED]
A replica of Palmyra’s ancient Arch of Triumph, built by Romans and destroyed last year by ISIS militants, is on a world tour.
Aerial Photos of Palmyra Show Extent of Damage Done by ISIS
Working with the Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM), a team of digital surveyors have shared what it describes as some of the first images and videos to emerge from Palmyra since the ousting of ISIS in late March.
ISIS Destroys Two Gates in Ancient City of Nineveh [UPDATED]
Members of ISIS have destroyed two large gates in Iraq’s ancient city of Nineveh, which once served as the capital of the Neo-Assyrian empire.
Excavating the Forgotten History of Palmyra
Palmyra is routinely presented as a city of ruins that had been left to decay naturally for 1700 years, until ISIS came. In fact, the ancient site was continuously inhabited until the early 1930s.
What’s the Value of Recreating the Palmyra Arch with Digital Technology?
Seven months after ISIS destroyed Palmyra’s 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph, the structure has risen once more — this time 2,800 miles away from the ancient city, in London’s bustling Trafalgar Square.