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.
Syrian Army Liberates Ancient City of Palmyra from ISIS [UPDATED]
The Syrian regime has taken complete control of the ancient city of Palmyra, which had been occupied by ISIS since last May.
In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past
In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph.
ISIS Destroys Palmyra’s 1,800-Year-Old Arch of Triumph
ISIS has destroyed the towering Arch of Triumph that stood for 1,800 years in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest in the militant group’s series of attacks that threatens to completely obliterate the World Heritage Site.
Getty Research Institute Acquires 150-Year-Old Photographs of Palmyra and Beirut
With ISIS targeting and destroying ancient cultural sites in Syria and Iraq, reducing some to just rubble, it may be that views of these historic structures will survive only in photographs.
Dubai Pop-up Gallery Cashes In on Palmyra Tragedy
The exhibition Once Upon a Time Palmyra: The Pearl of the Desert at Portfolio, with photography by Emmanuel Catteau, owner of the space, capitalizes on the recent Palmyra-related and features his 2006 snapshots from the historic site.
ISIS Sets Off Explosion in “Most Important Temple in Syria” [UPDATED]
ISIS has once again struck a historic temple in Palymra, although the structure is “still standing,” according to the BBC.
ISIS Bulldozes and Blows Up Two More Ancient Sites in Syria
Attacks on ancient cultural sites by ISIS in retaliation for what the terrorist group considers idolatry continue with the recent destruction of two ancient religious buildings in Syria.
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.
ISIS Obliterates Two Early Islamic Tombs at Palmyra
The much-feared destruction of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has begun.
UN Says ISIS’s Cultural Destruction “May Amount to War Crimes”
Last Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution on ISIS’s destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq, officially calling the group’s actions “war crimes.”