This guy was 82 yrs old and when ISIS took over Palmyra a several months back he decided to stay, even as the Syrian army fled. He was the director of the Palmyra museum and had spent decades collecting and preserving thousands of artifacts from the ancient ruins. ISIS has been looting many artifacts and selling them on the black market. But when they came knocking on this guy's door they wanted to know where more of the valuable artifacts, along with a hoard of ancient gold, was hidden. He refused to tell them and they decided to decapitate him. They won't be finding any hidden treasure now... Palmyra, Syria, August 18, 2015 1. Khaled al-Asaad, 82, was interrogated by militants for a month 2.