News accounts and propaganda videos continue to report ISIL’s destruction of archaeological sites in Syria, and the ongoing devastation caused by the civil war. The Ancient Near East Today is sad to present a series of the most recent links discussing these situations.
Special Report: Update on the Situation in Palmyra – ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives
Here Are the Ancient Sites ISIS Has Damaged and Destroyed – National Geographic
Palmyra Temple Was Destroyed by ISIS, U.N. Confirms – The New York Times
Islamic State in Syria demolishes ancient Mar Elian monastery – BBC News
Ancient History, Modern Destruction: Assessing the Current Status of Syria’s World Heritage Sites Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery – AAAS
Just what is Isil looting in Syria? – The Art Newspaper
ISIS Cashing in on Looted Antiquities to Fuel Iraq Insurgency – National Geographic
Syrian Expert Who Shielded Palmyra Antiquities Meets a Grisly Death at ISIS’ Hands – The New York Times
Why ISIS Killed an Antiquities Scholar – The Atlantic
Slaughter in the Roman amphitheatre: Horrific moment ISIS child executioners brutally shoot dead 25 Syrian regime soldiers in front of bloodthirsty crowds at ancient Palmyra ruin – The Daily Mail
UNESCO Palmyra image gallery – UNESCO
UNESCO video on Palmyra – UNESCO
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