Palmyrenes: Risking their Lives to Preserve our Global Cultural Heritage; Franklin Lamb; Salem-News


Syria – Site of Palmyra

The international community is obligated to preserve and protect, and also, where necessary and where possible to reconstruct the damaged archeological sites.

(PALMYRA, Homs Governorate, Syria) – This observer, seemingly ever miscalculates life’s realities. For example, he deluded himself recently into believing that Hezbollah guys were about the wildest, luckiest and fastest drivers from the archeological sites in Baalbek in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, or for a fast trip from the charming village of Britel, to Beirut’s southern suburbs. Even if one takes a public passenger van (the fare is just $ 7.50) and the driver is pro-Resistance, which he usually is, the trip takes only a bit more than half the time than with a more “normal” Lebanese van driver.

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