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  • The Tragedy of Palmyra: First Look Inside One of World’s Most Magical Ancient Ruins...

    12/16/2017 6:02:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/17 | Hollie McKay
    Palmyra before and after ISISPALMYRA, Syria – The Syrian city of Palmyra stood for decades as a shining example of ancient civilization, a caravan stop on the Silk Road that served as the capital of Queen Zenobia’s empire. The city’s meticulously preserved Greco-Roman ruins landed it UNESCO World Heritage Site status, making it a top tourist attraction in the Middle East and a mecca for archaeologists and historians. Now the city once known for its priceless ancient art and artifacts has been ravaged by ISIS, the terror group that has defiantly destroyed the cultural heritage of the lands they occupy....
  • The tragedy of Palmyra

    12/14/2017 4:25:45 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-14-17 | Hollie McKay
    First look inside one of world’s most magical ancient ruins – now utterly destroyed by ISIS Palmyra before and after ISIS PALMYRA, Syria – The Syrian city of Palmyra stood for decades as a shining example of ancient civilization, a caravan stop on the Silk Road that served as the capital of Queen Zenobia’s empire. The city’s meticulously preserved Greco-Roman ruins landed it UNESCO World Heritage Site status, making it a top tourist attraction in the Middle East and a mecca for archaeologists and historians. Now the city once known for its priceless ancient art and artifacts has been ravaged...
  • ISIS flattens Palmyra: Dramatic aerial pictures show how the terror group is hell bent [tr]

    02/13/2017 11:58:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    These dramatic aerial images show how ISIS seems hell bent on destroying the last remaining UNESCO treasures in Palmyra after recapturing the city. Drone footage captured by Russia's military shows how ancient monuments in the Syrian UNESCO World Heritage Site have been reduced to rubble by the terror group. The black-and-white video dated February 5 shows part of the Roman amphitheatre collapsed and the tetrapylon, a 16-columned structure that marked one end of the ancient city's colonnade, wiped out
  • United States & Russia to Free Palmyra, Syria After Trump Sworn In

    01/23/2017 2:33:51 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | week of jan 22 2017 | mossad intelligence sources
    Some of the ambiguity and mystery surrounding the nature of President-elect Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may disperse after the new US president takes office, because one of their first joint military actions is ready to go. Military and intelligence sources disclose exclusively that a combined US, Russian, Syrian and Jordanian force is preparing for a major operation to liberate the Syrian heritage town of Palmyra from the Islamic State. Its capture by this allied force would have important ramifications: It would isolate the ISIS forces dug in in northern and central Syria and disconnect them from the...
  • ISIS attack on Palmyra directly linked to US waiver on rebel arms supplies

    12/14/2016 12:47:49 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 10 replies
    R T News ^ | 12-14-2016 | Staff
    President Obama’s announcement of a waiver for arming unspecified rebel groups in Syria came shortly before the terrorist group Islamic State launched a massive attack on Palmyra. Syrian President Bashar Assad believes it was no coincidence, he told RT. "The announcement of the lifting of that embargo is related directly to the attack on Palmyra and to the support of other terrorists outside Aleppo, because when they are defeated in Aleppo, the United States and the West, they need to support their proxies somewhere else," he said. "The crux of that announcement is to create more chaos, because the United...
  • Palmyra: 'Chemical gas attack' hits IS-held Syrian area

    12/13/2016 6:12:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 December 2016
    Palmyra: 'Chemical gas attack' hits IS-held Syrian area 12 December 2016 Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes and a suspected gas attack near the Syrian city of Palmyra, monitoring groups say. The targeted area is controlled by the so-called Islamic State group and has been under heavy bombardment from government-aligned forces. Dozens of people are said to have been killed during the combined assaults. IS members recaptured the city on Sunday, hours after Russian air strikes appeared to have driven them back. Sources in Hama province reported seeing dead bodies with no visible injuries, according to the...
  • Replica of Syrian arch destroyed by Isis unveiled in New York City [Baal]

    09/25/2016 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 20 September 2016 | Raya Jalabi
    Model of Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph, an 1,800-year-old Roman arch blown up by the extremist group last year, was made using 3D printing technology The arch historically served as the entrance to the 2,000 Temple of Baal, which was then converted to a Christian church and finally, a mosque. First put on display in Trafalgar Square in London last April, it will stay at City Hall park for one week, before moving to its next destination, Dubai. The 11-tonne arch was placed in the small park directly outside of New York’s city hall, in the heart of the financial district....
  • Two Russian pilots killed as IS downs helicopter near Syria's Palmyra

    07/09/2016 2:29:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    middleeasteye.net ^ | July 9, 2016 | MEE and agencies
    Helicopter was brought down with aid of American TOW antitank missile system, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported
  • In Syria, Russian Orchestra Plays Bach In Ancient Theater Where ISIS Executed 25

    05/05/2016 10:50:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | ANDREW E. KRAMER and ANDREW HIGGINS
    PALMYRA, Syria — Russia has made its mark on Syria with the crash of bombs and the thud of artillery. On Thursday the Russians added gentler sounds: live classical music echoing through an ancient stone theater and into the eerie, empty desert. Extending its soft power into the Syrian conflict, Russia deployed a symphony orchestra led by one of its best-known conductors, Valery Gergiev, and the cellist Sergei P. Roldugin, Their performance space was Palmyra, the city of ruins left by Roman and other ancient civilizations and ruined further by the depredations of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS...
  • Pray for Palmyra: World-Famous Russian Orchestra Performs in Ancient City

    05/05/2016 9:04:09 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 5 replies
    Russian orchestra, conducted by the theater's Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev, is holding a "Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins" concert on the stage of Palmyra's historic amphitheater. According to Syrian Culture Minister Issam Khalil, the concert of the Russian world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra in the Syrian city of Palmyra is dedicated to the upcoming Victory Day.
  • Russian conductor Valery Gergiev to hold Palmyra concert

    A renowned Russian conductor will perform in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria on Thursday, Russian media say. Valery Gergiev, who supported Vladimir Putin's presidential run in 2012, will perform at Palmyra's Roman Theatre, Rossiya 24 reported. Syrian forces, backed by Russian air strikes, took back Palmyra from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in March. Last July, IS posted footage online showing some of its fighters carrying out killings in the ancient theatre. Rossiya 24 said the concert would be broadcast on Russian television later on Thursday. Mr Gergiev travelled to Syria with the Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg's Mariinsky...
  • Why Violent Islamists Assault Antiquity

    04/13/2016 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Austin Bay
    Violent political Islamists intentionally target irreplaceable archeological and historical sites for sensational obliteration. Internet videos record the ISIS's calculated destruction of Syria's city of Palmyra. Prior to Palmyra, Nimrud (northern Iraq) was bulldozed before cameras. Jonah's Tomb (Jonah and the Whale), located in a mosque in the ISIS occupied city of Mosul, was blown to bits. ISIS radicals said Jonah's presence in the mosque was an apostasy. Like beheading Arab Christians, raping Yazidi women, murdering captured Iraqi soldiers and burning alive a Sunni Muslim Jordanian Air Force officer -- all acts of heinous, premeditated cruelty -- violent Islamists see destroying...
  • A Satanic Election Day in New York? Gates of Baal to be erected.

    04/06/2016 9:43:47 AM PDT · by dangus · 90 replies
    Vanity. Sources within. | Dangus
    The main reason I don't get sucked into conspiracy theories is that my own brain creates them so easily that they never truly impress me. They're usually built on taking a few coincidences or lapses in data, and combining these with sinister motives presumed a priori. But this is still just plain "ick." A lot of alternative news sources are covering the fact that the Temple of Baal, destroyed by ISIS, will not only be rebuilt, but "temporary" facsimile structures will be built in New York, London and elsewhere. http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/temple-of-baal-to-go-up-in-new-york-london/ You probably have read news reports about how saddened the...
  • April 19: Temple Of Baal In New York Is Going Up On Significant Day

    03/31/2016 3:59:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 54 replies
    I am about to share with you some absolutely astounding information. It turns out that the exact day when reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal are going to be erected in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London is also the exact day when a very important occult festival related to the worship of Baal begins. April 19th is the first day of a 13 day period of time known as "the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast" that culminates on the high occult holy day of Beltane on...
  • Russia to offer US-led coalition to jointly clear mines in Syria’s Palmyra — source

    03/29/2016 4:08:12 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 11 replies
    TASS ^ | 29/3/2016
    "The Defense Ministry of Russia will soon propose to the US-led coalition to take part in the mine-clearing operation in Palmyra," the source said. The Russian Defense Ministry hopes that "at least some members, if not the entire coalition, will support the Russian initiative." Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Monday that Russia was bringing combat engineers with robots and mine-sniffing dogs to Syria. He invited other countries to join Russia’s mine-clearing effort.
  • Palmyra is retaken from ISIS, but we may never know how much the world has lost

    03/28/2016 4:32:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    In a season filled with far too much tragedy there was at least a small bit of good news this week. Syrian forces claim to have retaken the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS. Given the historical significance of the site, this a welcome development indeed, but there are now new questions to be answered about how much destruction the terrorists inflicted on the region and what the intentions are of those who now control it. (NPR) State media are reporting that Syrian government forces are now in full control of the historic city of Palmyra, which has been...
  • World's quietest submarine, cruise missiles, smart bombs Deadly arsenal Putin using to pound Syria

    03/28/2016 11:20:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    dailymail ^ | 28 March 2016 | David Williams And Jay Akbar
    World's quietest submarine, cruise missiles and smart bombs: The deadly arsenal Putin is using to pound Syria as Russia's awesome firepower drives Isis out of Palmyra Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian air support have driven Islamic State out of ancient city of Palmyra Assad supported by Putin has inflicted what the army called a 'mortal blow' to militants who seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples Putin is using Syria as a testing ground for a terrifying new generation of weapons His warplanes, missiles and tanks, smart bombs and satellite technology have already changed the...
  • Palmyra after Isis: images taken following Syrian recapture offer hope amid ruins

    03/28/2016 9:04:19 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 March 2016 | Guardian staff
    The first images to emerge from the ancient city of Palmyra after Syrian regime forces expelled Islamic State fighters have shown large swaths of destruction but also suggest that several important archaeological sites are intact. The extremist group had destroyed some of Palmyra’s most treasured artefacts, including the Temple of Bel and the Arch of Triumph. However, some of Palmyra’s ruins appear to have survived, including the Agora and the celebrated Roman theatre. [Maamoun] Abdelkarim, [Syria’s antiquities chief] said a team of archaeologists would go to Palmyra in the coming days to assess the damage to its monuments, and pledged...
  • Life Among the Ruins (Temple of Baal in NYC)

    03/25/2016 6:45:41 AM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/22/2015 | KANISHK THAROOR
    NEXT month, the Temple of Baal will come to Times Square. Reproductions of the 50-foot arch that formed the temple’s entrance are to be installed in New York and in London, a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra. The group’s rampage through Palmyra, a city that reached its peak in the second and third century A.D., enraged the world, spurring scholars and conservationists into action. Numerous nongovernmental organizations are now cataloging and mapping damaged cultural heritage sites in the region. It will be uncanny and thrilling to see...
  • April 2016: The Temple Of Baal Will Be Erected In Times Square In New York City

    03/27/2016 12:51:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | March 22, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    I realize that the headline of this article sounds like it must be false, but it is actually completely true. The Temple of Baal (also known as the Temple of Bel) was a world famous landmark that was located in Palmyra, Syria. In August 2015, this temple was destroyed by ISIS, and most of the world recoiled in terror at the loss of a "cultural heritage site". In an attempt to "preserve history", two exact replicas of the 50 foot arch that stood at the entrance to the temple will be erected in April 2016 in Times Square in...