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Saving Antiquities From Islamic State

Sep 22, 2015
In The News

U.N. boots on the ground, as well as safekeeping artifacts in museums around the world, are among the measures the world needs to take.

Late last month in Palmyra, Syria, Islamic State killers beheaded Khaled al-Asaad, an 83-year-old Syrian archaeologist who had reportedly refused to reveal the whereabouts of pre-Islamic antiquities hidden for safekeeping. A few weeks later, Islamic State, or ISIS, blew up the Temple of Bel, a remarkable first-century structure where the Semitic god was once worshiped.

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