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Palmyra’s sites could disappear within 3-4 months, says antiquities director

It had withstood two millenia, but the Arch of Triumph appears to be the latest victim of ISIL militants in their campaign to raze the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra to the ground.

The country’s antiquities chief reported the so-called Islamic State group had blown up the monument and warned that the treasured heritage site could disappear completely within 3-4 months.

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Desert’, Palmyra lies 210kms northeast of Damascus, and has already seen two ancient temples razed …
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