The historic architecture of Palmyra continues to be destroyed by terror groups.
Bloomington, IN. — If you live in Indianapolis and have a family, you’re probably familiar with Holliday Park, located among the elaborate homes of a wealthy north side neighborhood of the city.
BOSTON, MASS. — Having grown up on the Great Plains, the first ruin of the Romantic variety I remember encountering was the shell of the Rock of Cashel in Ireland.
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.
Our fascination with ruins is nothing new.
During the grimmest days of World War II, the Allied and Axis powers raced to fortify their coastlines.