IS militants blows up Palmyra’s iconic Arc of Triumph

IS militants blows up Palmyra’s iconic Arc of Triumph

Arc of Triumph - News Update 7th October 2015Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up the iconic Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Arch of Triumph was a centrepiece of the UNESCO world heritage site of ancient ruins of Palmyra. It dated between 193 and 211 AD.

Background

After seizing the ancient city of Palmyra in May 2015, IS militants have demolished several ancient temples as part of their sustained campaign of destruction of heritage sites (or cultural cleansing). The ideology of IS has embarked campaign to destroy ancient monuments that pre-date Islam as it is against the Islamic principal of promoting idolatry. Read More

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