Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Temple of Baal Shamin: satellite images of destruction
Palmyra, February 2014
The BBC has circulated images of the destruction of the temple of Baal Shamin at Palmyra (Jonathan Amos, 'Palmyra: Satellite image of IS destruction', BBC News August 28, 2015). The satellite shots were taken on 25 August 2015 - and there is a comparison shot of 22 May.
The Google Earth image was taken in February 2014, and the temple of Baal Shamin can be seen at the top of the picture.