|News about exploding parts of Bel Temple in Palmyra|
|31/08/2015 - عدد القراءات : 1998|
News about partial destruction in Bel Temple of Palmyra due to a terrorist act by ISIS has been announced via some media.
DGAM could not verify this news with confident resources, so the act is not sure nor the size of destruction.. hoping it is not true.
Bel Temple is a unique architectural icon, being one of the largest (220x205m w/ 14-m walls) and most well-known temples in the ancient Near-Eastern history. It was constructed in the 1st century AD, surrounded by 375 18-meter columns.
Last week, ISIS militants already published photos of their destruction to Baal-Shamin Temple, dated to the 2nd century AD.
The ancient city of Palmyra has been registered on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1980.
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