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War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

2,000-Year-Old Temple Damaged By Syrian Clashes

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 3 (Reuters) - The millenia-old oasis city of Palmyra is being damaged in clashes between Syrian Preside...

The Road of Damascus: Shared Heritage Imperiled by a Savage Civil War

Paul Gunther | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?

Sharks Hold Key to Healthy Marine Systems (Video)

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Palmyra's isolation has allowed it to escape most of the damage usually caused by human populations. It allows us to look back in time to see what a healthy ecosystem should really look like.

Film Shown at U.N. Donor Conference on Collapse of Haiti's Presidential Palace

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The film "Thirty-Five Long Seconds: Haiti's Deadly Earthquake" was screened recently as part of the recent Donor's Conference ...

Rare Book Of Mormon Expected To Fetch Fortune At Auction

AP | William Kates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A 177-year-old first edition of the Book of Mormon found in a home near Palmyra -- the birthplace of the Mormon religion -- will be put up for bid ne...