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    A recreation of the 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, is seen at Trafalgar Square in London.

    Palmyra Arch: Destroyed by Daesh, Now Standing Tall in the Center of London

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    A replica of the famous Palmyra arch, which dated back to the 3rd century AD and was destroyed by Daesh - also known as ISIL - last year, has been unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square.

    The project — commissioned by Oxford and Harvard Universities — used state of the art 3D technology to map the arch's dimensions from thousands of images, before master craftsmen carved the 20ft replica from Egyptian marble. 

    Prior to the outbreak of conflict in Syria in early 2011, the site of Palmyra was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East. Only a single arch of the ancient ruins of the Temple of Bel remained after Daesh terrorists destroyed it in September last year. 

    Sputnik caught up with Londoners in Trafalgar Square to find out their reactions to the newly resurrected Arch of Triumph: 

    "I came here [to Trafalgar Square] today just to see this wonderful arch, and it gives me the willies to stand in front of it now. It's crazy to think what people can do: this arch is actually a pile of rubble in Syria, but then again it's here in London, beautiful as it used to be," said Amid, 46. 

    "I like it.. it gives you hope, you know? Palmyra was under the Islamic State's control but now it's more or less free, and we are rebuilding all the things they destroyed there," said Laura, 31.

    • Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
      Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
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    • Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
      Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
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    • Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
      Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
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    • Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
      Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.
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    Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square.

    "I don't think it [the arch] really suits this square — I mean the colors and the architecture of Trafalgar Square — but it's still important to raise awareness of what's going on in Syria. It could be the first step to finally find a solution to the awful situation there, and to the migration crisis," Helen, 66 commented.

    "I feel that the technology aspect is interesting: they actually printed this using old pictures. Apart from the Syrian war, it's just amazing how this could be used in the future, for tourism and stuff like that," said Robert, 25. 

    The project has given hope to those who want to see the ancient ruins rebuilt, and new technology promises to make that possible.  The project's designer Giacomo Massari said in an interview with Euronews: 

    "We sometimes think about if we were in the position of the Syrian people… We would like to have this. Our monuments, as Italians, also are very important for us these kinds of monuments and the relation that we have with our place." 

    The construction of the resurrected ‘Arch of Triumph' coincides with World Heritage Week, and is later set to travel on to New York, Dubai and eventually Syria.


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    • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
      If only the west didn't back those terrorists we could have seen the real Arch!
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      Very nice idea "Ad Memoriam"!
      This is rather pathetic.

      Instead, how infinitely more desirable it would have been to have a British government which stood on principle years ago as America and Israel and Turkey and Saudi Arabia formed, trained, and supplied the savages which did this.

      All those people, all that history, all those great swaths of a beautiful land utterly destroyed in the name of geopolitical stunts.
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      England always been thiefs and cheats. They LOVE to have others properties at their grounds. Russia DO have equipment to replicate that. With even the exact composition used to built it.
    • Capt'nSkippy !!!
      Be wise and not be fooled by this satanic N.W.O . belief!!! The word resurrection they mention, firstly states, QUOTE: Resurrection is the concept of a living being coming back to life after death. In a number of ancient religions, a dying-and-rising god is a deity which dies and resurrects. The death and resurrection of Jesus, an example of resurrection, is the central focus of Christianity." END QUOTE. SO WHY does London RESURRECT a monument to a satanic entity of Syria in in the middle of London??? This is symbolic to opening of the gates of hell!!! Please check the symbolism for this monument and it cannot to be IGNORED as there are many internet searches regarding this!! This is a very real confirmation to the beginning of Anti Christ/N.W.O. beginning. If people criticise me being something of a christian religious nut, then I will accept there criticism happily!!! BUT IF these circumstances prove differently, WHAT THEN!!!
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      Syria Foreverin reply toCapt'nSkippy !!!(Show commentHide comment)
      Skippy !!!, the Cabal planned 1000 of those all around the world. Interestingly, that one planned in NYC was canceled?
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      Syria Foreverin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
      cast235, not just England. Whole Europe is no different. Just visit any museum in Europe. %95 of the artifacts are stolen goods!
      Europe was invented for one reason; Plunder the world! Time to stop those crime-syndicates.
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      Syria Foreverin reply toJet fuel can't melt steel beams(Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams, correct. But when you have a look to the NATO-crime syndicates, Europe since centuries, the only thing they know is plunder, kill, rape, human traffic, children organ trade and worse. Sometimes it makes me sick to know all their crimes and can do nothing. In the meantime I even have serious doubt about the honesty of Russia and China...
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      Want2B Wiseguy
      Worthless heritage! A remembrance of mistakes from a ruined culture. Ruins dedicated to false gods are in ruins because thats what demons do to societies that worship them! Its what naturally happens to any culture that serves the forces of darkness.
    • White_Eagle1
      Dash destroyed both the Baal temple and the multi-use Christian monistary there. If 3D printing is so great, why not go back to the original sites and recreate both structures THERE where they should and would have been left alone if the US and other countries had not funded terrorism ...oops 'freedom fighters' there to begin with.
    • White_Eagle1in reply toJet fuel can't melt steel beams(Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams, Exactly! Oh and just think, we cant even have the ten commandments outside of courthouses, or crosses elsewhere because someone might be' offended'.
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      The Western bearers of “Democracy” were supposed to take Damascus last October, spreading much more chaos around the world. They had planned for the first day of the Black Magick 13-day celebratory period of the Blood Sacrifice of the Beast, following their victory to erect in Trafalgar Square. London and Times Square, New York a digitally reproduced copy of the gateway of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra. Starting on April 19th, teams of terrorists, headed by Israeli passports holders would have added more chaos on the own turf of those bearers of “Democracy”: the West. About 150 more replicas had been planned…
      They were so sure of themselves that technology was put on the back burner and degeneration sped up. The result is that the new ships of the West are sinking; the new planes cannot fly, while China and Russia are able to hit any target in the US.
      The lagging in technology of the West might be due to the fact that for any unimportant motive, goyims might be taxed of anti Semitism and fired.
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      Same mentality of people who lobbied to replace Jackson with Tubman on the 20 bill. Its just another instance of pandering to minorities for support of the Bolshevik Revolution 2, and to demoralize the majority.
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