Head of State Hermitage Wants to Rebuild Palmyra Using Museum Artifacts

March 7th, 2016

Mikhail Piotrovsky, the director of the State Hermitage Museum, has expressed his desire to help rebuild the historical site of Palmyra, destroyed by ISIL rebels last year, using museum artifacts and working in conjunction with other museums to help restore the site.  “Ancient culture was destroyed by Christians—it took the Renaissance to gather it up piece by piece,” he says. “Right now, this understanding of the sacredness of culture is eroding everywhere.”

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