segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2015


Templo de Baal (2005)

Refere a comunicação social que os militantes do "Estado Islâmico", que ocuparam em Maio a cidade de Palmyra, hoje, em árabe, Tadmur, destruíram o célebre templo de Baal, construído há cerca de 2.000 anos, e um dos mais famosos monumentos do famoso complexo arqueológico greco-romano.

Transcreve-se a notícia da BBC:

Palmyra's Baalshamin temple 'blown up by IS'

Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient Temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say.

Syria's head of antiquities was quoted as saying the temple was blown up on Sunday. The UK -based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that it happened a month ago.

IS took control of Palmyra in May, sparking fears for the site.

It is considered one of the ancient world's most important cultural centres.

Bilheteira à entrada do complexo arqueológico (Clique na imagem para ler)

The ancient city, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, is famed for its well-preserved Greco-Roman ruins, and the Baalshamin temple, built nearly 2,000 years ago, is one of the city's best-known buildings.

The Islamic State group has destroyed several ancient sites in Iraq. The militants believe any shrines or statues implying the existence of another deity are sacrilege and idolatry, and should be destroyed.
IS "placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baalshamin today [Sunday] and then blew it up causing much damage to the temple," Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told AFP news agency.

Eu, frente ao Templo de Baal (2005)

"The cella (inner area of the temple) was destroyed and the columns around collapsed," he said.

Emma Loosley, a professor at Exeter University who lived near the ancient city for three years, said the temple's cella was "pretty much perfect".

"I can't think of another temple as beautifully preserved as the temple of Baalshamin, and what was special about Palmyra was that it was a unique culture," she told the BBC.

Placa numa coluna mencionando o nome do templo (Baalshamin)

"It had its own gods, its own form of art and architecture that you don't get anywhere else."

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