Syria: The ancient city of Palmyra

Syrian antiquities experts said on Monday they were extremely shocked by the destruction the extremists had carried out inside the museum, with scores of priceless relics and statues demolished.

 

Maamoun Abdul-Karim, Syria’s head of antiquities and museums, told reporters that once bomb squads finish removing any explosives left in the area, he will head to Palmyra to estimate the losses.

 

The ancient city was recaptured on Sunday by Syrian government forces with Russian air support.

 

Experts said that there is damages at the two main temples at the archaeological site, the Arch of Triumph and the funeral towers and that they still need time to determine the exact extent of damages estimating at least five-years to restore the archaeological site.

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