The following articles are current events leading up to a Biblical crescendo:
- ISIS, a Salafi jihadist extremist militant group, destroys artifacts and temples in Palmyra, Syria in mid 2015.
- Saddest job in the world? The race to save Syria's history from obliteration, CNN 2015 Aug 20
- Group: ISIS beheads expert who refused to reveal location of valuable antiquities, CNN 2015 Aug 20
- ISIS reported to have blown up ancient temple in Palmyra, CNN 2015 Aug 24
- ISIS destroys Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, U.N. reports, CNN 2015 Aug 31
- ISIS destroys Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra ruins, CNN 2015 Oct 5