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Satellite imagery of 6 tower tombs in Palmyra destroyed by ISIS
04/09/2015 - عدد القراءات : 2996

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), located in Boston University, published an update last night on the situation in Palmyra, which included satellite imagery showing 6 tower tombs in Palmyra, destroyed completely, by the terrorist militants of ISIS.

Those imagery shots and their comparisons are the following:

The Tomb of Elahbel:

Visible damage
(September 2, 2015)
No visible damage
(August 27, 2015)
No visible damage
(June 26, 2015)

The Tomb of Iamliku and 2 Other Tombs:

Visible damage to 2 other tombs
(September 2, 2015)
Visible damage to the
Tomb of Iamliku
(August 27, 2015)
No visible damage
(June 26, 2015)

The Tomb of Atenatan:

Visible damage
(August 27, 2015)
No visible damage
(June 26, 2015)

The Tomb of Kithôt:

Visible damage
(September 2, 2015)
No visible damage
(June 26, 2015)

This set of satellite imagery comes to confirm information transferred to DGAM about the destruction of 3 tower tombs, as follows:
  1. Tomb of Iamliku, built in 83 AD, in a very good preservation condition.
  2. 5-storey Tomb of Elahbel, built in 103 AD, in a very good preservation condition.
  3. Tomb of Kithôt, built in 44 AD.

Tower Tomb of Iamliku
(archive)
Tower Tomb of Elahbel
(archive)
Tower Tomb of Atenatan
(archive)
Tower Tomb of Kithôt
(archive)


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