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Over 1,000 ancient relics recovered from Syrian museum
BEIRUT (AP) _ More than 1,000 ancient relics and mosaics were saved from Islamic State group militants when staff at the museum of the Syrian city of Raqqa managed to hide them underground and in storehouses, Syrian officials and experts said Thursday.
Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States on Monday stepped up efforts to stop the Islamic State’s trade in looted antiquities as President Barack Obama signed into law new import restrictions on Syrian cultural artifacts.
Syrian experts assess damage inside Palmyra museum
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – After Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra from the Islamic State group, Syrian antiquities experts said Monday they were deeply shocked by the destruction the extremists had carried out inside the town museum, with scores of priceless relics and statues demolished.
Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the ancient structure in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra.