Hope for Palmyra’s Future

The Wall Street Journal

Palmyra was built with stone and mortar. It will be rebuilt with computers and drones.


After Palmyra, the message to Isis: what you destroy, we will rebuild

The Guardian

illustration by Matt Kenyon

illustration by Matt Kenyon

The recapture of the Syrian desert city of Palmyra must lift the spirits of all who knew its former glory. But after the dust dies down, a new army arrives: that of archaeologists brandishing questions. How much of what has gone should be restored? By what means, and by whom? And where does Palmyra belong, to Syria or the world.