Showing posts with label ancient Palmyra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ancient Palmyra. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2017

ISIS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra : Syrian antiquities chief

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists have destroyed part of a Roman theater and the legendary four-column structure ‘Tetrapylon’ in the ancient city of Palmyra, the Syrian antiquities chief said.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

As Palmyra falls, Paris heritage show looks to the future


Inaugurating an exhibit on endangered Middle Eastern heritage sites Tuesday, French President François Hollande called the show “a militant act”. But the curators are looking ahead to peace and reconstruction.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UNESCO: Ruins in Ancient Syrian City Still Authentic

The United Nations cultural agency says the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra retains much of its authenticity despite the extensive damage it has sustained at the hands of Islamic State terrorists.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Russian officer killed near Palmyra awarded Hero of Russia title

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree to award the Hero of Russia title to Senior Lieutenant Aleksandr Prokhorenko (posthumously) for courage and heroism displayed in performing his military duty, the Kremlin’s press-service has said.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Syria’s Palmyra can be restored ‘in five years’

Syria’s antiquities chief said on March 28 that his department would need five years to restore the ancient ruins of Palmyra damaged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled ISIL around Palmyra, trying to extend their gains.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Jihadist goes on trial over destruction of ancient Timbuktu shrines

An Islamic militant on Wednesday was accused of destroying centuries-old mausoleums in Timbuktu during the 2012 Mali conflict as the International Criminal Court (ICC) heard its first-ever case concerning the destruction of cultural artefacts.

Monday, October 5, 2015

UNESCO says ISIS 'terrified by history' after Palmyra destruction

UNESCO's director-general on Monday condemned the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by ISIS, saying "extremists are terrified by history and culture".

Islamic State 'blows up centuries-old Palmyra arch'

The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday destroyed the centuries-old Triumphal Arch of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, the country's museums chief told Xinhua.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ζημιές στην ακρόπολη της Παλμύρας

Σοβαρές ζημιές από αεροπορικούς βομβαρδισμούς του συριακού καθεστώτος έχει υποστεί η ακρόπολη της αρχαίας πόλης της Παλμύρας, στην κεντρική Συρία.

Friday, September 4, 2015

ISIS blows up 3 tower tombs in Syria's Palmyra

The Islamic State (IS) group has detonated three ancient tower tombs in Syria's ancient canvas city of Palmyra, the antiquities chief told Xinhua on Friday.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

UN, 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

Ancient Palmyra: Islamic State Blows Up Ancient Temple

Syrian activists and the country's antiquities chief say the so-called Islamic State militant group has blown up an ancient temple in Palmyra, one of the the most historic sites in the Middle East.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Δύο αρχαίους ναούς στην Παλμύρα ανατίναξαν τζιχαντιστές του ISIS

Τζιχαντιστές του Ισλαμικού Κράτους ανατίναξαν δύο αρχαίους ναούς που θεωρούν ειδωλολατρικούς στην Παλμύρα, την αρχαία πόλη 2.000 ετών, που έχει ανακηρυχθεί Μνημείο Παγκόσμιας Κληρονομιάς από την UNESCO , γνωστοποίησε σήμερα η εξτρεμιστική οργάνωση.

ISIS destroys mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroyed two ancient Muslim mausoleums in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities director said Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

ISIL/ISIS lays mines in ruins of Syria’s ancient Palmyra

Islamic State of Iraq and the Leavnt (ISIL) militants have laid landmines and explosives at the site of the ancient ruins in Syria’s Palmyra, a monitor said June 21, adding the purpose of the move was unclear.

Friday, May 29, 2015

UN nations agree to action to save Iraqi cultural sites

UN member-states on Thursday declared that the destruction by jihadists of Iraqi cultural sites may amount to war crimes and agreed to take steps to curb the trade of stolen ancient artifacts.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ISIS ‘will not destroy’ Palmyra ruins, only statues

Footage released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) showed the ruins of Syria’s Palmyra untouched as the militant group claimed it only destroy statues which it deems polytheistic, the Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.