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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

London photos: Palmyra Arch in Trafalgar Square


A two-thirds scale replica of Palmyra’s ancient Arch of Triumph, which was destroyed by ISIS last year, appeared in Trafalgar Square this morning.

(Click here for a larger version of the image above.)

It’s not the real thing, of course, but still: in your face, violent medieval mindsets. (This replica will tour major cities around the world before it goes home to Palmyra.)


(Click here for a larger version.)


A closeup, or at least as close as I could get, to the design work, which was replicated by a giant 3D printer:


More on the project at BBC News.

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