Photos: Palmyra before and after ISIS


Photos: Palmyra before and after ISIS

Confessions of an ISIS archeologist from the now decimated ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

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Two boys walk alone at the height of the spring tourist season through the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, May 19, 1998

(REUTERS)

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A general view of the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, April 18, 2008

(REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)

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A general view shows the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 4, 2010

(REUTERS/Sandra Auger)

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The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, November 12, 2010

(REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri)

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Tourists walk in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, May 13, 2010

(REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

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Protests in Palmyra at the beginning of the Syrian Revolution, 2011

(FOX News)

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A general view of Palmyra’s famous graves is pictured in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, May 19, 2015

(REUTERS)

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An image distributed by Islamic State militants shows the destruction of the city of Palmyra, Syria, August 25, 2015

(REUTERS)

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A general view inside the historic city of Palmyra, Syria, March 27, 2016

(REUTERS/Sasna)

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Graffiti sprayed by Islamic State militants on a stone at the Temple of Bel in the historic city of Palmyra, Syria April 1, 2016

(REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)

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A general view shows ruins in the historic city of Palmyra, Syria March 4, 2017

(REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)

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Palmyra, Syria, March 15, 2017

(FOX News)

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Ancient columns in Palmyra, Syria, March 15, 2017

(FOX News)

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Columns destroyed by ISIS militants in Palmyra, Syria, March 15, 2017

(FOX News)

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The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, March 15, 2017

(FOX News)

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Ancient artefacts “Abu Mohammed” is selling to clients he claims mostly hail from Europe and Gulf Arab states in Southern Turkey

(FOX News/Hollie McKay)

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An item being sold illegally by Palmyra native who goes by the name “Abu Mohammed” in Southern Turkey

(FOX News/Hollie McKay)

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One of many items being sold illegally by Palmyra native who goes by the name “Abu Mohammed” in Southern Turkey

(FOX News/Hollie McKay)

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Gold and small coins, presumably stolen from Syria’s Palmyra, on the black market in Turkey

(FOX News/Hollie McKay)

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