The atrocities committed by ISIS just keep piling up. After beheading a revered 82-year old scholar who dedicated his whole life to preserving Syria’s ancient Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site, IS destroyed Palmyra’s Baal Shamin temple. The whole world is appalled by these actions and UNESCO is seriously worried about the fate that may come upon the other world heritage sites in the nearby area.
It’s tragic that the world is about to lose Palmyra. So while we still have them, let’s take a few minutes to look at the world’s greatest heritage sites.