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Friday, 22 April 2016

World Heritage Week

This week is World Heritage week and standing in the centre of Trafalgar Square is a replica of the Arch of Triumph which stood in the city of Palmyra, Syria. The 2000 yr old ancient monument  was destroyed by the Islamic State (Daesh) in August 2015.

















This recreation was made possible by the Institute of Digital Archaeology using 3D technology and pictures of the original. The Oxford based Institution is a partnership between Oxford University, Harvard University and the government of the United Arab Emirates. The arch is one third the size of the original.










Sharing with James at Weekend Reflection

18 comments:

  1. ...the destruction leaves me without words

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  2. It's very beautiful, and sad to realize that the original is gone. :-(

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  3. Destroying such historical monuments proves again how important school and education is ! Only illiterate people can do that, they can't even read the Koran and only listen to "his masters voice" !

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  4. Showing the futility of destruction in the name of religion.

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  5. Showing the futility of destruction in the name of religion.

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  6. It looks beautifully recreated but what a shame the original was destroyed.

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  7. It is such a tragedy that these wonderful sites have been destroyed.

    Mollyxxx

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  8. It's a tragedy that a 1/3 replica is all that is left. Religion should make us better people, not close-minded, violent, and destructive. Such a shame.

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  9. Shame - such a beautiful structure.
    Liz

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  10. it is beautiful where it stands :)

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  11. Came in from Writer Cramps...It so sad when people become so angry because of religion. Our local Catholic church was just burn to the ground.
    If you fine the time stop in for cup of coffee.

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  12. I want to weep every time I read about such wanton destruction of ancient wonders. I'm glad they could at least reconstruct a beautiful replica of this one.

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  13. Sad that such an ancient structure was destroyed.

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  14. Wonderful refelction shots. Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. Great photos. Hoping to get to Westminster on Monday so maybe I'll make a detour.

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  16. That is great they created a replica of the arch. At least some people can enjoy the beauty of it now.

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  17. That is so good that there are ways of recreating the treasures that are being destroyed,

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  18. The destruction of historical sites is horrible but the replica is very nice.

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