Saturday, January 21, 2017

More destruction at Palmyra

PALMYRA WATCH: IS carrying out new demolitions at Palmyra — antiquities chie. Maamoun Abdulkarim says jihadist group damaged amphitheater, destroyed 16-columned structure in ancient city (AFP). Here we go again.

Background on Palmyra, its history, the ancient Aramaic dialect spoken there (Palmyrene), and the city's tragic recent fate, now a second time, in the hands of ISIS is here with many, many links.