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Militants "Islamic state" blew up the Arc de Triomphe in Palmyra

on Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:47 pm
The militants of the radical group "Islamic State" undermined the Arc de Triomphe in the city of Palmyra controlled them, told Reuters the head of the Syrian Department of Antiquities Conservation Maamun Abdulkarim.

According Abdoulkarim, destruction of monuments of architecture have confirmed its sources in the city. Monument of Roman rule was about two thousand years.

Militants "Islamic state" took Palmyra in May this year after the withdrawal of Syrian government forces. Then the militants started destroying religious artifacts, which they see as insulting to Islam. In August, they also beheaded many years head of the archaeological work at the site of ancient Palmyra.

A month ago, gunmen staged a massive explosion in the main sanctuary of the temple of the god Bel, which is considered the main attraction of the complex historical, preserved almost intact. They also undermined is situated near the temple of Baal (Baalshamina), built in the second century AD. In Russian
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