ISIS Destroys 2000 Year Old Temple in Syria
ISIS militants destroyed a first-century temple in Palmyra of Syrian city. They also blew up a Roman Catholic monastery belonging to fifth century. The temple is believed to have been built about 2000 years ago. Palmyra was one of the most ancient places in West Asia. Site of Palmyra is the UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Islamic State militants used high amount of explosives to blast the Bal Shamin Temple in Syria. Famous monuments present in the surroundings of the temple also had impact of the explosion. Syrian observatory for Human Rights, an activist and monitoring group based in Britain said that the temple was destroyed last month. Maamoun Abdul-Karim, the head of Syria’s Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, said that ISIS activists bombed the temple on Sunday.