Monday, 24 August 2015

2000 years old Palmyra Temple blown up by ISIL

Since they invaded Palmyra a second time, people archaeologists around knew what will happen this time. The ancient site with priceless items will begin to go down gradually..... 
Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say.
IS took control of Palmyra in May, sparking fears the group might demolish the Unesco World Heritage site.
The group has destroyed several ancient sites in Iraq.

IS "placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baalshamin today [Sunday] and then blew it up causing much damage to the temple," Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told AFP news agency.
The BBC World Service arts correspondent Vincent Dowd says the temple built nearly 2,000 years ago was primarily a Roman era artefact.

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