The Destruction of Palmyra

Those of us who were lucky enough to walk the streets of Palmyra marveling at the various architectural styles and what said styles revealed about the successive cultural influences are aghast at the hideous acts of ISIS. Houses of worship that we visited are no more; ancient tombs have been despoiled; and works from bygone eras have vanished in acrid, smoky explosions.  Read The American Schools of Oriental Research special reports on the depredations occurring in Palmyra; hundreds of photos of Palmyra and the surrounding area can be viewed at the Palmyrena archaeological site.

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