ISIS Blows up the Tetrapylon and Roman Amphitheatre in the Ancient City of Palmyra

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‘ISIS militants have destroyed the historic Tetrapylon and ‘significantly damaged’ the Roman Theater at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra, in Syria.

Satellite images, taken on January 10, show the monuments of huge cultural importance lying in ruins after the jihadist group recaptured Palmyra on December 11, 2016, when Syrian armed forces pulled out.

The ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiative (ASOR CHI), which documents the cultural heritage of Syria and northern Iraq, said: ‘ISIL executed prisoners around the archaeological site, destroyed the Tetrapylon and part of the Roman Theater.”

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