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The ancient city of Palmyra, photographed in 2017.

Russian and Syrian officials agree plans to restore Palmyra

Plus: Cambridge college to return Benin Bronze to Nigeria | Art Basel cancels three-day event in Abu Dhabi | Lecturers at the Courtauld Institute strike over conditions | and Hetty Berg appointed director of Jewish Museum Berlin

27 Nov 2019
Jewel of Palmyra

The Road to Palmyra

This display of Palmyran portrait sculptures sheds new light on life in the oasis city

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
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Bassel Khartabil, founder of digital Palmyra project, executed

Plus: Hilton Als to organise series of shows at Yale Center for British ArtGraham Foundation grants $400,000 for international architectural projects | Sotheby’s releases earnings report for first half of year | and recommended reading

4 Aug 2017

Syrian government forces recapture Palmyra

Art news daily : 3 March

3 Mar 2017

ISIS recaptures Palmyra

Plus: ACE report gives mixed picture of arts sector diversity, UK grants £2.5 million to preserve historic Kabul district; and recommended reading

12 Dec 2016
The Narthex and south entry door to the Church os St Simeon Stylites. Much of the structure on the right hand side of the great doorway has been severely damaged by the blast on 12 May 2016.

While the world watches Palmyra, another of Syria’s heritage sites risks destruction

The Church of Saint Simeon near Aleppo is the greatest treasure of the Christian-Byzantine era in Syria – but it’s suffered extensive damage

20 May 2016

Palmyra may be safe – but Mosul is in peril

Plus: Finaldi: potential for expansion at National Gallery | Romanian culture minister resigns | LACMA receives combined donation of $75 million | 18th century state bed saved from Clandon Park ruins | Recommended reading: Gagosian on Gagosian and how A.I. could kill great art

28 Apr 2016

Recreation of Palmyra’s triumphal arch unveiled in London

Plus: Database reveals 23,000 items missing from French national collections | The Art Newspaper announces change of leadership | Bow Arts Trust receives £600,000 from social investment programme | Miami rejects major Zaha Hadid proposal | Entertainment agency WME | IMG buys stake in Frieze fairs | Mark Bradford to represent US at 2017 Venice Biennale

19 Apr 2016

Palmyra’s legacy is everywhere – and ISIS could never have erased it

The city’s ancient ruins inspired buildings around the world, many of which are now heritage sites themselves

14 Apr 2016

Forget digital recreations. Palmyra’s own future must come first

Syrian government forces have recaptured Palmyra from IS militants. What happens next is crucial

31 Mar 2016

Experts assess Palmyra damage

Plus: Iraq launches operation to retake Ninevah Governate | Frick enters next stage of planning for upgrade | and the weekend’s best art comment

28 Mar 2016

Syrian government forces advance on Palmyra

Plus: Are attacks on artistic freedom on the rise? | Italy’s culture reforms come under fire from archaeologists | £3.1 million grant for Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall | Martin Creed to get first US retrospective

24 Mar 2016

Russia Bombs Targets in Palmyra

Art News Daily : 4 November

4 Nov 2015

ISIS Executions in Palmyra

Art News Daily : 27 October

27 Oct 2015

Palmyra : ISIS Blows up Triumphal Arch

Art News Daily: 5 October

5 Oct 2015

Treasures from Palmyra preserved in the world’s museums

As ISIS destroys the site, these items are more important than ever

14 Sep 2015

Isis Publishes New Images of Palmyra Destruction

Art News Daily : 10 September

10 Sep 2015

Further Palmyra Destruction Confirmed

Art News round-up: 1 September

1 Sep 2015

Isis destroys ancient temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra

Syria’s head of antiquities reported the news on Sunday

23 Aug 2015

A tribute to Khaled al-Asaad, the archaeologist killed by Isis in Palmyra

The octogenarian dared to stand up to militants at the ancient site

20 Aug 2015

Palmyra archaeologist killed by Isis militants

Khaled al-Asaad served as director of antiquities of Palmyra for 40 years

20 Aug 2015

Haunting photographs of Palmyra go on display at the Smithsonian

A rare funerary bust is accompanied by 19th-century photographs from the site

10 Jun 2015

Why does Palmyra matter?

There’s been global concern over the fate of Palmyra after ISIS seized the site. Why are its ancient ruins so significant?

29 May 2015
Air raid damage to the Naval Gallery at the Imperial War Museum, London, 31 January 1941. Photo: © IWM

‘The elephant in this gallery is the cultural property seized by British troops in the 19th century’

An exhibition about cultural destruction in modern conflicts can’t help but remind us of earlier wars

27 Aug 2019