Temple of Baal, Palmyra

Temple of Baal, restoration, Palmyra, Syria
© www.anniewrightphotography.com

I took this photograph in 2009 not knowing that these unique rosettes would be destroyed when ISIS dynamited Palmyra’s Temple of Baal in August 2015. Fortunately, France’s Musée d’Archéologie is one of the institutes involved in the ancient city’s restoration, and this and other of my photographs of the site are now included in its archive.

PS: If a photograph is the ghost of a moment in time, in this case, it is also effectively the afterlife of these items of cultural heritage. (more…)

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Vital Details for Palmyra’s Reconstruction

Monuments, Syria, Reconstruction, Palmyra. Temple of Baal
© Annie Wright Photography

Vital details for the reconstruction of Palmyra are contained in every photo taken before the ancient city’s destruction by ISIS in 2015. For that reason, I’ve contributed a number of photographs to a collection set up by France’s National Museum of Archeology. Very proud to play a small role in the restoration process. This collection is also part of Souvenirs Sites Éternels, an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. (more…)

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Palmyra Funerary Towers
Palmyra funerary towers ©Annie Wright Photography

Palmyra Funerary Towers

1060759.revised version.100Daesh has destroyed three funerary towers in Palmyra that probably include ones in this photo, which was taken at dawn in 2009. Never forget the loss of countless human lives both in Syria and on the perilous journey to Europe. Start with Little Aylan, his brother and mother… ©www.anniewrightphotography.com


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The Temple of Baal

Much of the legendary Temple of Baal has been demolished in Palmyra, Syria, so destroying forever a part of the history of what makes us who we are. ©Annie Wright Photography

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The Temple of Baalshamin

I made this photo of Palmyra's Temple of Baalshamin at dawn in 2009. It felt like standing in a tiny jewel box of treasures and history. Now it's gone forever. The…

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An ISIS minefield…

...now surrounds these ancient ruins in Palmyra. A preparation for their destruction or a way of deterring government troops? ©Annie Wright Photography

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Warrior Queen

Once in the ancient city of Palmyra (Syria) there ruled a warrior queen called Zenobia, who rebelled against the Romans and captured lands as far to the west as Egypt…

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