Antiquities of Palmyra were able to reach the Southeast Necropolis in the Archaeological site and assessed the damage in the underground Artaban Tomb (Tomb n 5)
which was discovered on 1985 and restored by the national excavation mission between 1964-1999.
At the beginning of the crises on 2011 the DGAM undertook protective measures against vandalism and theft in the tomb by reinforced its gate and covered the tomb with soil. According to the DGAM team the looters remove the soil, broke into a tomb by took off and expanded the air vent over the gate. The thieves stole 22 funeral bust and child head stone represented in the Scene funerary feast.