Suspicious, entirely suspicious! Of course I'm referencing the infamous Arch that was allegedly 'destroyed' by ISIS.
As opposed to being stolen for the benefit of and then sold to some elite person?
Which is much more likely.
The "Arch of Triumph," located in the historic town of Palmyra, was destroyed by ISIS in October, after militants captured the city last spring.
The Arch of Triumph was destroyed less then six month ago and by golly there is a life size marble extravaganza on display in London- In fact this Arch of Triumph was recreated in London
|The Arch of Triumph|
The replica of the ancient arch was made of Egyptian marble in Italy by Oxford's Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) using 3-D technology.
It stands 20 feet tall, weighs 11 tons, and took six hours to construct.
Ok it took six hours to construct it, but, how long to fabricate it? The Arch was destroyed less then six months ago- When was the decision made to recreate? Who made the decision? How much marble? How long to recreate? How was the recreation undertaken?
The replica will stand in London for three days before moving to Dubai and New York, officials said.
Michel said the replica is intended to be placed in Palmyra near the original arch sometime next year, according to the BBC.VOA
Abdulkarim visited the site one week after its liberation from ISIS and told the BBC that 80 percent of the original arch remains intact.
"We can never have the same image as before ISIS," Abdulkarim said. "We are trying to be realistic. But what we want to do is respect the scientific method and the identity of Palmyra as a historic site."