Friday, September 4, 2015

ISIS blows up 3 tower tombs in Syria's Palmyra

The Islamic State (IS) group has detonated three ancient tower tombs in Syria's ancient canvas city of Palmyra, the antiquities chief told Xinhua on Friday.

The three tombs are Jamblique, which was built in 83 A.D. and well preserved; the Elhbel, built in 103 A.D. and consisted of a bottom floor and four top floors, also well preserved; and Kithot, which was built in 44 A.D..

The detonation took place 10 days ago, before the IS terrorists blew up the 2,000-year-old temple of Bel, according to Maamoun Abdulkarim, head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus.

"The news was confirmed by testimonies that we have been receiving over the past week in addition to satellite imagery released by the University of Boston," Abdulkarim told Xinhua.

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