WorldViews: Islamic State says ‘historical monuments’ of Palmyra are safe — except for the statues

By Adam Taylor, May 27, 2015

The Islamic State's capture of the Syrian city of Palmyra has caused a great deal of concern around the world, and not just because of the considerable strategic importance of the city itself. Many around the world fear what the Islamic State could do the pre-Islamic ruins just by the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Syria's most important archeological sites.Read full article >>