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What has IS destroyed in Palmyra?

The ancient city is under threat

By Josh Lowe  

The interior of Palmyra's BaalShamin temple, now reported destroyed. © Jerzy Strzelecki

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What is Palmyra?

Palmyra, an ancient city in the heart of Syria, is a UNESCO world heritage site whose 2,000-year-old Roman ruins and other artefacts are widely considered to be among the Middle East’s most important archeological treasures.  It is known as the “Pearl of the Desert.” Located in contested territory, observers have feared damage to…

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