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The San Antonio Museum of Art presents Erasing Mankind’s Heritage: The Monuments of Palmyra and their Devastation by ISIS. This lecture is free and part of the Museum’s Big Picture series, which looks at issues related to art, culture, and museums.

On March 20, 2015, Palmyra, Syria’s most famous world heritage site, was captured by the Islamic State (ISIS). Over the next few months the world watched in disbelief as its major monuments were reduced to rubble by systematic destruction or severely damaged as the site changed hands repeatedly in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Dr. Clemens Reichel, Associate Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, will outline Palmyra’s significance as a key trade post along the Silk Road, describe its major monuments and cultural achievements, and highlight the terrible loss that the destruction of this site would mean to human heritage, using photographs and video footage taken onsite.

The San Antonio Museum of Art presents Erasing Mankind’s Heritage: The Monuments of Palmyra and their Devastation by ISIS. This lecture is free and part of the Museum’s Big Picture series, which looks at issues related to art, culture, and museums.

On March 20, 2015, Palmyra, Syria’s most famous world heritage site, was captured by the Islamic State (ISIS). Over the next few months the world watched in disbelief as its major monuments were reduced to rubble by systematic destruction or severely damaged as the site changed hands repeatedly in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Dr. Clemens Reichel, Associate Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, will outline Palmyra’s significance as a key trade post along the Silk Road, describe its major monuments and cultural achievements, and highlight the terrible loss that the destruction of this site would mean to human heritage, using photographs and video footage taken onsite.

The San Antonio Museum of Art presents Erasing Mankind’s Heritage: The Monuments of Palmyra and their Devastation by ISIS. This lecture is free and part of the Museum’s Big Picture series, which looks at issues related to art, culture, and museums.

On March 20, 2015, Palmyra, Syria’s most famous world heritage site, was captured by the Islamic State (ISIS). Over the next few months the world watched in disbelief as its major monuments were reduced to rubble by systematic destruction or severely damaged as the site changed hands repeatedly in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Dr. Clemens Reichel, Associate Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, will outline Palmyra’s significance as a key trade post along the Silk Road, describe its major monuments and cultural achievements, and highlight the terrible loss that the destruction of this site would mean to human heritage, using photographs and video footage taken onsite.

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San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215
https://www.samuseum.org/calendar/event-detail?eid=8271

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