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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These Rare Pictures Capture The Former Beauty Of ISIS’s Latest Target; Anup Kaphle; Buzzfeed

The ancient Roman city of Palmyra, whose ruins are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, risks destruction at the hands of ISIS after the group captured it earlier this year.

Source: These Rare Pictures Capture The Former Beauty Of ISIS’s Latest Target

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

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Syria, Paradise Lost: Part I; Norbert Schiller; Mint Press News

Remembering visits to Syria’s lesser-known sites from antiquity, now threatened by conflict., Aleppo, Assad, Daraa, Hafez al-Assad, Syria, UNESCO, World Heritage Sites,…

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