Isil ‘beheads top archaeologist in Palmyra’ after refusing to give up secrets of its treasures

Isil extremists behead antiquities scholar Khaled al-Asaad in ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a government official said. (Telegraph)

Just imagine that such a scholar who gave such memorable services to the place and to history would be beheaded … and his corpse still hanging from one of the ancient columns in the center of a square in Palmyra,” Abdulkarim, Syrian state antiquities chief said. (Reuters)