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18 heartbreaking photos from Syria where ISIS has caused irreversible damage to the art and architecture

Under the ISIS rule, several ancient monuments in Palmyra were demolished

IBNLive.com

Updated:April 6, 2016, 1:32 PM IST
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The once prosperous ancient city of Palmyra, in modern day Syria, now lies in ruins. The militant group 'ISIS' has in the past year caused irreversible damage to the ancient structures in this city of ruins.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) photojournalist Joseph Eid, who had photographed the historic monuments in Palmyra earlier, went back to document what was left of the city was recaptured by Syrian and Russian forces from ISIS.

Under the ISIS rule, several ancient monuments were demolished including two large temples dating back more than 1,800 years and a Roman triumphal archway. Palmyra’s museum was also heavily damaged by the airstrikes that helped drive the ISIS militants from the city. Joseph Eid's photos present the heartbreaking story of what this regimes blind dogma has done to the ancient treasures of this world heritage site.

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