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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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ISIS takes 'full control' of ancient city of Palmyra

ISIS militants took "full control" of the ancient city of Palmyra after Syrian government forces retreated from the area , activists said. CNN's Arwa Damon has more.

ISIS takes 'full control' of ancient city of Palmyra

ISIS militants took "full control" of the ancient city of Palmyra after Syrian government forces retreated from the area , activists said. CNN's Arwa Damon has more.