Syria Set To Restore UNESCO World Heritage City Palmyra By 2019; Katrina Kufer; Harper’s Bazaar

After enduring ISIS attacks since 2016, the city is due to reopen by 2019…

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A history of true civilisation is not one of monuments; David Wengrow; AEON

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Assad Regime Courts Tourists To Palmyra; Maya Margit; The Media Line

When considering vacation spots, Syria is unlikely to top most tourists’ wish lists, however, the Syrian Ministry of Tourism recently announced plans to re-open the ancient city of Palmyra to visitors as early as next summer.

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Syria begins reconstruction of UNESCO World Heritage castle near Homs; Trend News Agency

Syrian specialists have proceeded with the works to reconstruct Krak des Chevaliers castle, which was occupied by militants during the fighting in the Syrian city of Homs…

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Paris’s Arab World Institute Lets Viewers See Palmyra in Virtual Reality Exhibit; AFP

Located in Syria, northeast of Damascus, Palmyra was one of the most important cultural centres in the ancient world…

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Krak Des Chevaliers; Mark Cartwright; Ancient History Encyclopaedia

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Ancient city of Palmyra could re-open to tourists next year; Jennifer Newton; Daily Mail

Russian scientists have been trying to restore some of the buildings at the ancient site, which used to be one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Middle East.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra hopes to reopen to tourists in 2019; Tim Wenger; Matador Network

A bright light in all the darkness.

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Ancient City of Palmyra, Gravely Damaged by ISIS, May Reopen Next Year; Brigit Katz; Smithsonian Magazine

Between 2015 and 2017, militants wreaked havoc on the site’s ancient treasures…

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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…

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