Life in Palmyra did not stop in the third century but has gone on more or less continuously at the site for the 1,700 years since.
Remains of Courageous Archaeologist Beheaded by ISIS Found in Syria
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.
ISIS Murders Former Chief of Antiquities in Palmyra
Khaled al-Asaad, who served as the director general of the Palmyra Directorate of Antiquities and Museums from 1963 to 2003, was beheaded Tuesday by ISIS fighters in the ancient city.