Devastated by ISIS, the Ancient City of Palmyra to Reopen by 2019; ArtForum

The Syrian government has announced that it plans to restore the 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra, which was nearly razed by the Islamic State during its occupation of the UNESCO World Heritage site in May 2015 and December 2016. Located in Homs, a city in western Syria, Palmyra is expected to reopen in the summer of 2019 after a restoration project that is estimated to cost $2 billion.When Syria pushed the militant group out of Palmyra last year, it discovered that ISIS had destroyed much of its Old City, including the Temple of Bel, the Temple of Baalshamin, and the Arch of Triumph. In addition…

Source: Devastated by ISIS, the Ancient City of Palmyra to Reopen by 2019

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