khaled al-asaad

Khaled al-Asaad, 83-year-old retired Syrian archaeologist known admiringly as "Mr. Palmyra" for his extraordinary knowledge of that revered 2,000 year-old Roman era city, has been killed.
"He told me, 'I was born in Palmyra and will stay in Palmyra and will not leave even if costs me my blood.'"