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World in Progress: Preserving Syria's ancient heritage

Anne Allmeling | Ineke Mules
June 5, 2019

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.