ISIS Levels 2,000-Year-Old Syrian Temple in Seconds

August 24, 2015 3:58 PM

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ISIS Levels 2,000-Year-Old Syrian Temple in Seconds

The ISIS occupation of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has taken its newest tragic turn, the same week after militants brutally executed a renowned Syrian scholar deemed a “protector” of the ruins.

ISIS has destroyed one of the city's most well-known ruins, the Temple of Baalshamin, believed to be nearly 2,000 years old, according to the Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums.

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