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  • A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS

    A look at Palmyra, the Syrian archaeological gem captured by Islamic State fighters.
  • Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The takeover...

    The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important

    The fate of one of the world's most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur.  The city contains the ruins of what, according to UNESCO,...

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State
    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian desert town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The...

    Scientists unearth earliest-known stone tools, 3.3 million years old

    Scientists unearth earliest-known stone tools, 3.3 million years old
    Scientists working in Kenya have unearthed the oldest known stone tools, simple cutting and pounding implements crafted by ancient members of the human lineage 3.3 million years ago. At about 700,000 years older than the other stone tools excavated to...