A tragic loss of a historic architectural site in Syria

by The REJIGIT Blog

Palmyra is an ancient City located in the Homs Governorate of Syria, founded in the second Millennium BC and which includes the ruins of the two thousand year old Temple of Baalshamin

In 2015, Palmyra came under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and sadly ISIL set about demolishing the remains of the temple as it then stood. A criminal act of epic proportions.

The following are after and before images of the Temple ruins.