ISIS terrorist organization stole a large number of archaeological artifacts and smuggled them outside Syria in addition to destroying many historic archaeological sites in the city including the tower tombs, The Arc of Triumph
, Temple of Bel, Temple of Baalshamin and the Lion of al-Lat statue.
Since it over-ran the city last May, the "Islamic State" group has destroyed a number of its ancient structures, including the Temple of Bel and the iconic Arc of Triumph
, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site.
The Arc of Triumph
in central Bucharest, which will be a new destination from JLA this winter