Russia and Syria announce joint project to restore ancient city of Palmyra; Leilah Stone; Architect’s Newspaper

Russia’s State Hermitage Museum and the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums have announced a deal to restore Palmyra.

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Russia and Syria to Restore Ancient Syrian City Desecrated by ISIS; Art Forum

Russia and Syria have signed an agreement declaring their intention to work together to restore the ancient city of Palmyra, which was gravely damaged by ISIS during the militant group’s occupation of the area between 2015 and 2017. Both the State Hermitage Museum and the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences signed pacts with Syria’s Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) in Damascus on November 25.The countries are planning to launch an international campaign in support of the regeneration of the UNESCO World Heritage site, which is

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Modern-day ‘Monuments Men’: Smithsonian, US Army partner to preserve culture amid war; ABC

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The monuments of Palmyra in Russian care; Enab Baladi

Russian interests in the town of Palmyra, east of Homs, began to take shape when the town was controlled by…

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Palmyra attracts more foreign tourist delegations after liberating it from terrorism; Ruaa al-Jazaeri; SANA

Palmyra, bride of the desert, today is attracting more foreign tourists who come to see the archeological city which enjoys a prestigious position in the humanitarian and cultural history and to get acquainted with what it has went through of systematic destruction at the hands of Daesh…

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The battle for Palmyra and restoring Syria’s cultural heritage; Ksenia Svetlova; Jerusalem Post

Several countries have expressed interest in restoring Syria’s cultural heritage, devastated by civil war.

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Palmyra: has this ancient city suffered a fatal blow, or will it rise again?; Chris Ray; SMH

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Restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs begins in Syria’s Damascus; Tass

Palmyra, Syria, one week after it was recaptured by Syrian government army

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Location-Based Data Raise Ethical Issues for Cultural Heritage; Anne Q Hoy; American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS issues guidelines and implementing tools to inform human rights, aid groups, researchers and volunteers how best to use of location-based data in crisis zones.

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Displaced families return to Palmyra for first time in 2 years; Pan Armenian

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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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