July 2006 Temple of Baal-Shamin Temple of Baal-Shamin, the Lord of the Heavens in Semitic pantheon, responsible for rain and fecundity. Temple was dated ca. AD 17 and its cella dated AD 130. It was completelly restored in 1954-6 by Swiss archeologists.

July 2006 Temple of Baal-Shamin Temple of Baal-Shamin, the Lord of the Heavens in Semitic pantheon, responsible for rain and fecundity. Temple was dated ca. AD 17 and its cella dated AD It was.

Areas of Syria's Palmyra seized by ISIS militants ~ Jim W. Dean, May 2O, 2O15, Veterans Today ~ You can walk through time...literally, at Palmyra

The Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria, in Photo: James Gordon, via Wikimedia Commons.

The Roman Theatre, Palmyra, syria

Palmyra is no more - it withstood tooth of time for 2 millenia, but could not withstand stupidity of century imbeciles. Proof that bacon and consented sex are good for the soul

Palmyra: a stunning ancient city under threat from Isis – in pictures

How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures

Roman theatre This unfinished theatre dates back to the century CE, when Palmyra was once one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. In the century it was restored and used as a venue for the annual Palmyra festival Photograph: Alamy

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