Temple of Baal, Palmyra

Temple of Baal, restoration, Palmyra, Syria
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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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