2000 year old Palmyra arc destroyed by IS – Movie Mint

2000 year old Palmyra arc destroyed by IS

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According to reports from Syrian activists, it has  been said that a 2000 year old arc in the primal  city of Palmyra has been destroyed by the Islamic State militants. The Arch of Triumph was one of the most recognizable sites in Palmyra and it was seized by the IS group in May. The monumental arch sat atop the famed colonnaded streets of the ancient city, which linked the Roman Empire to Persia.

An opposition activist who uses the name Khaled al-Homsi posted on Twitter late Sunday that the militants destroyed the arch.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the group blew up the arch but left the colonnades in place.Militants also recently blew up two famed First Century temples in Palmyra.

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