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February 19, 2017


"Stone sculptures smashed by Isil in ancient city of Palmyra restored to former glory by Italian experts."

The 2nd century AD funerary busts – one of a man, the other of a woman – were vandalised by Isis terrorists after they overran the archeological site and its museum in 2015. When the ancient desert outpost was retaken by Syrian and Russian forces, the artefacts were whisked to safety in Beirut. They were then sent to Rome, where for the past two months experts have harnessed Italy’s formidable cultural heritage expertise to repair the damage.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 19, 2017 10:34 AM