- Arch is the only remaining part of Temple of Bel, razed by Isis in August
- Institute of Digital Archaeology will recreate arch in London and New York
- Made in Shanghai, finished in Italy then built like Lego in Trafalgar Square
- On show for a week but Mayor Boris Johnson could consider keeping it
- See full news coverage on ISIS at www.dailymail.co.uk/isis
The 2,000-year-old arch of an ancient site destroyed by Isis is to be recreated in Trafalgar Square and Times Square as a 'call to action' over the militants' destruction of antiquities.Cross-file under "Techology Watch." Background on the whole sad story of Palmyra is here with many links.
The famous arch is all that remains of the Temple of Bel in Syria, which was reduced to rubble by Isis militants in August, who murdered its curator and packed the site with explosives. But the 15-metre arch, which many fear will soon be destroyed, is to be recreated in London and New York, using the world's largest 3D printer.