Sunday, 30 April 2017

The World is Building Arches to Bel

Replicas of the arch from Syria's Temple of Baal were planned for London and New York City's World Heritage Week in April 2016; New York's project was shelved indefinitely as of early April 2016.

Reproductions of the 50-foot arch that formed the temple’s entrance was to be installed in New York and in London, a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the 'secular' Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra. The group’s rampage through Palmyra, a city that reached its peak in the second and third century A.D., enraged the world, spurring scholars and conservationists into action.  London went ahead and it now stands in Trafalgar Square. Recently, London Temple of Baal Arch was painted a blood red color.


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