Defence Minister: Russia to deliver Syria’s Palmyra restorations files to UNESCO soon; Middle East Monitor

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Russia to Hand over Files on Restoration of Syria’s Palmyra to UNESCO; Syria Times

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Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artefacts in Damascus museum; Tim Collins; Daily Mail

Archaeologists at the National Museum of Damascus are working to restore ancient stone statues from Palmyra after they were damaged by Islamic State.

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How Islamic State’s destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter; Emma Cunliffe & Luigi Curini, The Conversation

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The true history of civilization; David Wengrow; The Week

It’s more important than conquests and monuments…

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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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ISIS militants battered Syria’s ancient Palmyra, but signs of splendor still stand; Patrick J McDonnell; Los Angeles Times

The storied ruins of Palmyra, Syria, have suffered massive damage under Islamic State occupation, but they’re still standing.

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Meet the people risking their lives for a piece of world heritage in #Palmyra; Jess McHugh; Travel And Leisure

Meet the historians, archeologists and Syrian civilians risking their lives for a piece of world heritage.

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The Ruins Of Palmyra Have Been Memorialized Online, But Is That Enough?; Jake Romm; Forward

The Getty Institute of Research recently opened an online exhibition dedicated to the ruins of Palmyra, but is this enough to preserve its memory?

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Photos of a wrenching moment in history; Deb Hopewell; BBC

Photographer Joseph Eid captures photos of Palmyra – one of the world’s most intact ancient ruins – before and after IS occupation. The juxtaposition is wrenching.

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