How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures
Islamic State fighters now appear to have taken control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra – threatening the destruction of this world heritage site’s priceless architecture and art
Rodolfo Lanciani | Wikiwand
Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani was an Italian archaeologist, a pioneering student of ancient Roman topography. Among his many excavations was that of the House of the Vestals in the Roman Forum.