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

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In August of this year, 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 that 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...




 

 

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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.

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