PALMYRA, SYRIA - By now, we know when Isis releases photos or videos, it's not going to be anything good. That's just the case with this latest batch of photos ISIS has released. They show the destruction of an ancient temple in Syria that's 2,000 years old. In the Isis images you can see a large explosion at the temple in Palmyra; their latest act of cultural vandalism.
UN cultural watchdog, Unesco, has condemned the temple's destruction as a war crime, but it doesn't stop there. Apparently, there was an 81-year-old archaeologist who dedicated his life to studying and protecting the temple. When Isis moved in, he refused to move-out. Tragically, Isis later announced the archaeologist was murdered.