Palmyra is next

ISIS is now in charge of the town of Tadmur, the site of the ruins of ancient Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site. I feel terrible sympathy for the people of the area and the horror they are experiencing. Historically I fear for Palmyra. Considering what ISIS did to Nimrud (damaged it, then bulldozed it, then blew it up) there is little hope for Palmyra. The Syrian government reports it saved some of the statues from Palmyra, but Palmyra is a huge, significant complex. It is pretty certain ISIS will do everything it can to destroy it. What a sad day for the world. Read more about it here


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