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From excavation to preservation, Deutsche Welle reports on important archaeological discoveries in Europe and beyond. Read about the unearthing of ancient artifacts, the mapping of long-lost historical sites and the research and preservation that goes into ensuring that the world's cultural heritage remains for future generations to experience.
The ancient oasis city Palmyra was a major tourist attraction before the Syrian war. When the so-called Islamic State destroyed large parts of the ancient city, only a few of the city's priceless treasures were spared the worst of the damage. Experts are now working to restore the treasures them in painstaking detail, with the hopes that the city will soon attract tourists again.