Destroyed sites from Iraq, Syria revived in Rome's Colosseum

With the help of digital technology and 3D printing, experts in Italy on Thursday presented their recreations of three historical monuments destroyed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Full-size sections of the historical sites will be on display from October at the Colosseum in Rome.

The project reconstructed sites including the 2,000-year-old temple of Bel in Palmyra, which was destroyed in 2015 by Islamic State.

Parts of the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud south of Mosul and the city of Ebla in northern Syria were also part of the exhibition.

The exhibition is scheduled to open on October 7 and run until December 11.

"Our project wants to express our strong opposition to the destruction of cultural heritage, and lay the path for restoration and reconstruction," said Francesco Rutelli, president of the Incontro di Civilta group which organized the exhibition.

Last update: Thu, 15/09/2016 - 18:21

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