The UN training and research agency (Unitar) has published today its satellite image of Bel Temple in Palmyra taken recently and showing large destruction of the Sella.
This image comes now to clear any doubts about the recently spread news in the media
about the explosion act of terrorist militants of ISIS with no confirmation then.
By comparing this image with a prior image shot last Thursday, August 25th 2015, the comprehensive destruction of the Sella caused by the explosion, except from the portal of the Sella, while the temple colonnades, main entrance, and other parts are still standing, in a major crime towards this irreplaceable iconic temple.
The image shot last Thursday
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.
Since 1980, the ancient city of Palmyra has been registered on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, who called it a war crime aimed at wiping out a symbol of Syria’s diverse cultural heritage.
Every passing day, we at DGAM are more worried about this significant historic city of the invasion of ISIS and their terrorist militants, for what Palmyra stands for of Tolerance and multicultural richness, the things Isis hates.