The 2,000-year-old Lion of al-Lat statue is a symbol of peace, but its restoration is only a reprieve from the death and destruction Palmyra has witnessed.
Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Syrian government forces have been killed since January 29.
The Russian president said control of Palmyra is "purely symbolic."
Famous conductor leads the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra in concert at city’s Roman Theater.
Before and after images of key landmarks razed by ISIS in Palmyra.
Directorate of Syrian Antiquities shows damage to city’s museum and the Temple of Bel.
A Russian-backed offensive drove ISIS out of the ancient city over the weekend.
A promise to revive the Roman-era monuments "as a message against terrorism."
The military is reportedly just hundreds of meters from the city's ancient sites.
The Islamic State militant group demolished artefacts for “idolatry” in Palmyra in 2015.
Syrian state TV reports that Russia has begun targeting the terror group in the ancient city.
Syria's antiquities chief says the ancient city is doomed.
Irina Bokova says that satellite images show "hundreds" of illegal excavations at historic Syrian sites.