“The Islamic State militant group has destroyed parts of a Roman amphitheater in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, according to Syria’s state run news agency.
In addition to the facade of the second-century amphitheater, IS destroyed the Tetrapylon, an ancient cubic-shaped Roman monument. The agency did not give further details or say when the monuments were blown up.
Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim provided Reuters with satellite images that show the Tetrapylon has been largely destroyed. The images show only four of the Tetrapylon’s 16 columns still upright.”