World’s largest 3D printer will recreate ISIL-destroyed Syrian ruins in London and New York

December 29, 2015 by  
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In August, Islamic State militants destroyed most of the Temple of Bel in Syria, an ancient gateway that connected the Roman Empire to Persia. The 2,000-year-old temple had previously been designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO, and that honor is perhaps part of the reason members of the group decided to blow it up. Now, as a symbolic gesture of remembrance and solidarity, the surviving arch will be recreated by the world’s largest 3D printer and the duplicate models will be erected in London’s Trafalgar Square and New York City’s Times Square. Read the rest of World’s largest 3D printer will recreate ISIL-destroyed Syrian ruins in London and New York

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ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra

May 28, 2015 by  
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As violence escalates in the  ISIS -occupied city of Palmyra in Syria, the Islamic State group claims they will not bulldoze the ancient city’s architectural wonders. The group released a video on YouTube this week, showing the buildings intact, and the accompanying audio states that ISIS “will not destroy them,” but instead will target historic statues they believe were “worshiped by heretics” in the past. The video comes just before the group is said to have executed twenty people in front of a crowd at a Roman theater in Palmyra. Read the rest of ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: destruction of artifacts , eco design , green design , ISIS , Islamic State , Palmyra , sustainable design

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