Heartbreaking Photos Of Historical Monuments That ISIS Destroyed In Syria - QuirkyKuirky

Heartbreaking Photos Of Historical Monuments That ISIS Destroyed In Syria

A year after being attacked by ISIS, the Syrian city of Palmyra was recently re-taken by the Syrian forces with the help of Russian airstrikes. Before the Islamic forces destroyed the city in an anti-iconoclastic purge, Palmyra was home to some of the world’s most treasured historical monuments and sites. Now, the city stands still after losing its heritage and beauty to inhumanity and destruction brought by it. Below are the pictures taken of the site by a photographer, Joseph Eid, just two years before the attacks with a contrast to what the city has been reduced into.

Temple of Bel before and after the ISIS destroyed it in September 2015

The Arc du Triomphe (Triumph’s Arch)

The Temple of Bel dated back to 32AD

Security officials observing the same temple site

The Temple of Baal Shamin, used to be visible through the two columns, is gone now

The remains of Temple of Bel’s “Cella.”

Ruins of a statue in the Palmyra Museum

Picture taken in the Palmyra Museum showing defaced sculptures

All lost to inhumanity

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