Erasing Mankind’s Heritage: The Monuments of Palmyra and Their Devastation by ISIS
Tue., May 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Using photographs and video footage taken onsite, this lecture 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. Dr. Reichel is Assistant Professor of Mesopotamian
Archaeology, University of Toronto, and Associate Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum.