Years of fighting and the emergence of the fanatical militant group ISIS have taken a heavy toll on some of humankind’s greatest treasures.
Since unrest first broke out in Syria in 2011, fierce fighting has left the country as a shell of its former self.
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More than 190,000 people have now been killed in the conflict, according to U.N. estimates.
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Amid the chaos, groups like ISIS have arisen and made themselves known for their unique brand of barbarism.
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But the fighting in one of the world's longest-inhabited areas has also taken a huge toll on many ancient sites and artifacts.
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