Palmyra

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Archaeology

Body of archaeologist who died defending Palmyra from Isis has been found, Syrian media reports

Khaled al-Asaad was killed “because he would not betray his deep commitment to Palmyra”, said Unesco chief

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Palmyra

New hope that ancient Palmyra will be rebuilt after Isis damage

Deal between the Syrian government and Russian masonry body builds on country’s research into state of archaeological site

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The Year in Review 2019

From trafficked treasures to the ravages of climate change: the heritage headlines of 2019

We look back at the biggest stories of the year

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Palmyra

Russia and Syria sign agreement to restore ancient city of Palmyra

Collaboration spearheaded by the State Hermitage Museum was made official in Damascus this week

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Palmyra

'The most beautiful female bust' brought back to life with vivid colour

Ancient Palmyra’s painted lady is digitally reconstructed from traces of pigments for new exhibition at Copenhagen’s Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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Conservation & Preservation

Syria's Palmyra to be ready for tourists by summer 2019 as cost to rebuild Homs reaches $2bn

Authorities says they have received "good offers from the world powers" to help conserve ancient sites

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Politics

Palmyra, ancient city or deadly missile? In Russian vote, it was almost both

In an online competition devoid of irony, the archaeological site threatened by destruction was a strong contender for the name of Putin’s new weapon