“Four UNESCO employees have arrived in Syria. Two employees from Beirut and two from Paris. They will look at the damage and conduct a preliminary analysis with our specialists. They’ll be here for only one day,” the source told RIA Novosti.
The head of Syria's group of scientists that began assessing the scale of damage told RIA Novosti earlier this month that the temples of Baal and Baalashamin and the Arch of Triumph could be restored by up to 80 percent. He also envisioned that the Lion of Al-Lat statue could be renovated.
Experts plan to transport stones from the Al-Tar quarry near Palmyra in restoration works. The quarry is widely believed to be the source of building materials in ancient temples.