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From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences. The fabled desert oasis saw its last tourist in September 2011, six months after the Syrian uprising began. It is feared that the ancient city is now under threat from the ISIS militant group.
From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences. The fabled desert oasis saw its last tourist in September 2011, six months after the Syrian uprising began. It is feared that the ancient city is now under threat from the ISIS militant group.

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CNN's Max Foster speaks to the University of Warwick's Professor Kevin Butcher about the importance of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

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CNN's Max Foster speaks to the University of Warwick's Professor Kevin Butcher about the importance of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.