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Unesco Chief Denounces Islamic State Destruction Of Syria's Palmyra Temple

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| September 2 , 2015 , 06:51 IST
Director-General of Unesco Irina Bokova on Tuesday "expressed profound dismay" and condemned the destruction of the temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra. [caption id="attachment_113946" align="aligncenter" width="700"]This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. (Image: AP) This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. (Image: AP)[/caption] She said the site was "a construction unique in design and one of the most important 1st century religious monuments in the Middle East", Xinhua reported. ALSO READ: Islamic State Partially Destroys Ancient Roman Temple In Syria’s Palmyra "The destruction of Palmyra constitutes an intolerable crime against civilisation but 4,500 years of history will never be erased," Bokova was quoted as saying. "The power of culture is greater than that of all forms of extremism and nothing can stop it," she stressed, calling to "share ever more widely the heritage of humanity, whether in museums, schools, the media and our homes." ALSO READ: Pentagon Confirms Top Islamic State Hacker Killed In Airstrike On Sunday, the Islamic State (IS) terrorists blew up the temple of Bel with tons of explosives, the Islamist group's second major destruction of the most important sites in the antiquities of Palmyra since its fighters seized the city in May. Last month, the IS detonated the temple of Baal Shamin. "It is essential to explain the history and significance of the temples of Palmyra. Whoever saw Palmyra remains forever marked by the memory of the city which embodies the dignity of the entire Syrian people and humanity's loftiest aspirations," Bokova said.

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