August 15, 2021 7:40 pm
Palmyra leaves were used for writing and had household, religious and agricultural uses. Its plantations have dwindled, and knowledge of palmyra palm leaf weaving and jaggery making is fading.
May 17, 2016 9:46 pm
The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities.
April 08, 2016 6:05 pm
Demining experts have so far removed 150 landmines planted deep inside the archaeological site in the ancient city.
April 03, 2016 10:42 am
The communal grave, on the north-eastern edge of Palmyra, is the only one found so far in the city by the Syrian forces
April 01, 2016 6:32 pm
This video shows Syria Army soldiers de-mining and clearing the landmine-laden city after the IS was expelled from here on March 27.
March 25, 2016 8:44 pm
State television and Al-Manar, the television station of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, later quoted military sources saying government forces had seized the citadel, located above the ancient ruins.
September 24, 2015 8:26 pm
A city resident says the bombardment, which included dropping barrel bombs, continued for the third straight day on Thursday, without any let up as Muslims started marking the first day of the Eid Al-Adha holiday.
September 05, 2015 9:11 am
The Islamic State militants had already destroyed on Sunday the two-millennia-old temple of Bel in the city, confirmed by UN satellite images.
September 01, 2015 8:07 pm
The militants used explosives to destroy the two-millennia-old temple in the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday. The destruction was confirmed by U.N. satellite images.
September 01, 2015 1:48 pm
There had been reports that a large explosion set off by Islamic State militants Sunday had extensively damaged the 2,000-year-old temple, but there were conflicting accounts regarding the extent of the destruction.
May 07, 2016 3:45 pm
Leading Russian musicians on May 5 staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria's ravaged Palmyra in a show by the Kremlin to herald its successes in the war-torn country.