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The Columns of Palmyra

main colonade at night

The chaos in the middle east created by the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 has not only ravaged the people of the middle east, it now threatens the very institutions of democracy in the industrial world in the form of nationalistic reactions to the mass migrations of refugees fleeing the region. While the destruction of monuments cannot be compared to the destruction and division of societies in all of our affected nations, for many the loss of such architectural heritage is deeply felt. Much of the architecture on this page, having survived almost 2 millennia, has now been reduced to rubble.


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