Palmyra

The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, some 240km (150 miles) northeast the capital of Damascus November 12, 2010.

The effort to save Syria’s Palmyra gets help from a drone and an algorithm

The ancient city remains in the middle of a war zone. But a group has tried to save it — digitally.

The effort to save Syria’s Palmyra gets help from a drone and an algorithm

ISIS retakes World Heritage site Palmyra

ISIS retakes World Heritage site Palmyra
The Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 4, 2010. UNITAR has confirmed with satellite images that ISIS has destroyed the ancient temple.

ISIS continues its demolition of Syrian heritage with the destruction of the Temple of Bel

ISIS continues its demolition of Syrian heritage with the destruction of the Temple of Bel
Khaled al-Asaad, the director of Antiquities and Museum in Palmyra, in front of a rare sarcophagus in Palmyra.

He looked after the ancient ruins of Palmyra for 40 years. Now ISIS has killed him.

He looked after the ancient ruins of Palmyra for 40 years. Now ISIS has killed him.