Antiques

Palmyra-relics-ap

ISIS Exterminates History in Palmyra

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) published pictures of jihadists destroying ancient statues in Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terrorist group previously promised not to touch the historical landmarks.

Reuters

Archaeologists Racing Across Syria to Save Historic Artifacts from ISIS

Since the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) began establishing its Caliphate across Syria and Iraq, they have taken to destroying historic shrines and temples to prevent the practice of “idolatry.” With the surviving priceless artifacts going to fund ISIS on the black market, a group of Syrian “Monuments Men” are racing against time to save the country’s precious history.