ISIS tourism: Terrorism and archeology when visiting this Turkish Syrian border town

Interested in ISIS terrorists and archeology? Turkish tourism may make it possible. For your own safety, don't cross the road, this will place you in ISIS-occupied Syrian territory.

ISIS tourism: Terrorism and archeology when visiting this Turkish Syrian border town

Interested in ISIS terrorists and archeology? Turkish tourism may make it possible. For your own safety, don’t cross the road, this will place you in ISIS-occupied Syrian territory. You may be subject to being beheaded.

An archaeological site excavated by Lawrence of Arabia more than 100 years ago is set to open as a tourist attraction despite being meters from ISIS territory.

The site of biblical Carchemish was once fought over by the likes of the Babylonians and the Egyptians, but now it is the battleground of ISIS, the Assad regime and the Free Syrian Army.

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The ISIS flag flies above a building which overlooks the biblical site of Carchemish

The city was lost for centuries but was rediscovered by British scholars in the 19th century and excavated by Lawrence of Arabia shortly before the First World War.

Now, just metres from the front line, the historic town on the Turkish-Syrian border is set to open to the public.

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