Special Feature: Syria Destruction Update

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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


Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 8.00.30 AMIslamic State in Syria demolishes ancient Mar Elian monastery – BBC News


Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 8.05.06 AMAncient History, Modern Destruction: Assessing the Current Status of Syria’s World Heritage Sites Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery – AAAS


Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 8.08.29 AMJust what is Isil looting in Syria? – The Art Newspaper


Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 8.11.03 AMISIS Cashing in on Looted Antiquities to Fuel Iraq Insurgency – National Geographic


Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 8.14.31 AMSyrian Expert Who Shielded Palmyra Antiquities Meets a Grisly Death at ISIS’ Hands – The New York Times


Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 8.18.14 AMWhy 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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