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10 Historical Sites That Were Destroyed by Terrorism

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Museums, churches, mosques, forts are the most common form of restoring history. Each one of these historical sites is associated with some or the other story. Stories of war, a movement, kingship or something else.
However, some absorbing historical sites have been demolished by terrorist attacks and do not exist in the same form anymore. Here is a list of 10 archaeological sites destroyed in terrorism.

1. The Virgin Mary Church

This was destroyed by implanting many improvised explosive devices inside the church building in July 2014.

2268755 08/21/2013 Inside a burned and destroyed Coptic Christina church in the Minya province. During August 14-17 unrest following dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood camps and ousted Islamist President Morsi supporters by the police and the military, about 50 churches were destroyed and burned down including 30 Orthodox Coptic churches, 14 Catholic churches and monasteries as well as 6 Protestant prayer houses. Andrey Stenin/RIA Novosti

2. Central Library of Mosul

Burning or stealing of books and documents from Central Library of Mosul.

3. Palmyra

This is an ancient located war-affected city in Syria, one of the most affected historic sites, flourished around A.D. 200.and was seized in May and was destroyed by bombing.

4. Mar Elian Monastery

Destroyed by bombing, which was a Shelter place for Saints in The 4th century.


An Independent kingdom near the Roman Empire, was an important trading center. UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1985.

6. Nimrud

Situated near the river Tigris was the second capital of Assyria.Many ancient artifacts and carving were demolished.


Situated on the river the Euphrates, was looted and many objects, paintings, sculpture went missing after bombing.

8.Crac des Chevaliers

One of the most beautiful sites, listed in the UNESCO world heritage list was medieval Crusader castle.Was demolished majorly by air strikes.

9. Palmyra

It was a city situated in the center of a desert. Earlier it was ruined by travelers of the 18th century and then later on used as a military base.


Earlier, it was the capital of Roman empire’s Arab province and many traces of Romans, Byzantines and Umayyad could be found.A long-going war demolished the building complex and all the archaeological evidence.



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