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Historic Syrian Monument Recreated in London


London, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/19/2016 -- An incredible Syrian monument reported to be destroyed by the Islamic State has been recreated in London's Trafalgar Square. 3D technology and photograph techniques have been used to build the stone scale replica using Egyptian marble form the Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA). Having been completed, the outstanding recreation is to be showcased in cities around the World including Dubai and New York. London Mayor Boris Johnson looked excited as he unveiled the two-thirds scale structure in an entertaining opening ceremony in defiance of the Islamic State's unthinkable act of vandalism.

About the Arch

The arch was built in the second or third century AD to commemorate the Roman triumphs in Palmyra, Syria. A permanent home is yet to be found for the Arch though it is expected to be taken to Palmyra as near to the original as possible.

A spokesperson for London Stone commented "It is an awful travesty for such a historic and ancient monument to be destroyed in such a brutal way. However, to see a team of professionals recreate the arch using the latest technology and methods is truly incredible. It will be fantastic to see the arch back where it belongs."

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