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Palmyra Arch in Trafalgar Square
Palmyra Arch for Trafalgar Square
The recreated Arch of Triumph was dismantled in Trafalgar Square in London Thursday, but will next travel to Oxford this summer and will be shown in New York this fall, according to the Architectural Record.
The Palmyra arch that survived an attack by ISIL is to be replicated in London and New York.
Copies of Temple of Bel entrance in Syria is to be built in both this famous London square and Times Square in ‘gesture of defiance’, reports The Guardian.
image : Institute for Digital Archaeology
Replicas of an ancient monument in Palmyra that has apparently survived attempts by Islamic State to demolish it are to be erected in London and New York City.
The 15-metre high structure is one of the few remaining parts of the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in the Syrian city. ISIS fighters all but razed the temple as they systematically destroyed Palmyra in 2015.
The construction of the replicas will be the centrepiece of events for world heritage week, planned for April with a theme of replication and reconstruction.
Founded in AD32, the temple formed the centre of religious life in Palmyra. It was converted into a Christian church during the Byzantine era, and then into a mosque when Islam arrived in the area. Before the Syrian conflict began in 2011, more than 150,000 tourists visited the city annually.
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page updated 29 Jun 2014
Contains Nelson’s Column, 170 ft high
Photos from 29 Apr 2013:
Olympic Games Information Pavilion Contest, England
Launch : 25 Mar 2011
Olympic Games Information Pavilion Competition
Buildings around Trafalgar Square
Date built: 1838
Design: William Wilkins, architect
photograph © Adrian Welch
St Martin-in-the-Fields Church
Design: James Gibbs, Architect
photo © Timothy Soar
St Martin-in-the-Fields church building
The name of this major public space in the centre of the British capital commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain which took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar in Los Canos de Meca, a town in the municipality of Vejer de la Frontera (in the municipality of Barbate since 1940), Cadiz, Spain.
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