As The Post’s Ishaan Tharoor reported the United Nations’ cultural agency, UNESCO, called the attack on the temple a war crime.
[Islamic State destroys treasured temple in Palmyra, Syria].
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The Temple of Baal Shamin in March of 2014.
ISIS, which holds parts of Syria and Iraq, seized the desert city of Palmyra in May from government forces but had initially left its ancient sites undamaged. “An act of new war crime and an enormous loss for the Syrian people and for humanity”, she said, calling upon the global community to fight against the destruction of historical and cultural sites.
“The art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, is a symbol of the complexity and wealth of the Syrian identity and history”, Bokova said in a statement.
Islamic State militants have released photos showing what appears to be the destruction of the ancient Baal Shamin temple in Syria’s Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recently captured and vandalized by the jihadists. But what Islamic State is undertaking now is something else entirely. Khaled al-Asaad, who was director of the town’s antiquities since 1963, assisted in evacuating most of the metropolis’s treasures earlier than militants might loot them and promote them to fund their actions.
CAIRO (AP) – A almost 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group’s campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.
Here’s a look at the photos released by the Islamic State and and similar images of the temple taken before the militants’ attack. Experts and residents fear the group will destroy the other ruins.
The 81-year-old was then publicly executed and hanged from columns inside the city.
Idolatry is a sin punishable by dying, in line with ISIS theology. “Regardless of the obstacles and fanaticism, human creativity will prevail, buildings and websites might be rehabilitated, and a few might be rebuilt”.