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    Palmyra was the capital of the Palmyrene Empire and one of the richest cities of the Roman Empire. The ancient ruins and monuments of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, lost several important artefacts at the hands of terrorists in 2015. The Temple of Bel, Temple of Baalshamin, Arch of Triumph and columns in the Valley of the Tombs were destroyed by terrorists.

    Time and history can have a devastating impact on splendid creations that were once so well integrated into human civilisation. Sputnik has compiled a gallery showing many of the world's most renowned natural and man-made sites that no longer adorn our planet.

    One of the magnificent and historically important sites that was destroyed is the Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra, Syria. 

    Palmyra used to serve as the capital of the Palmyrene Empire and was one of the richest cities of the Roman Empire. The ancient ruins and monuments of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, lost several important artifacts and structures at the hands of the Daesh* terrorist group in 2015.

    *Daesh is a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries. 

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