Today in Palmyra, where until recently there were fights on the site of the ancient Anfiteatro that the terrorists failed to destroy to the ground, will the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under Valery Gergiev.
Terrorists "Islamic state" captured Palmyra a year ago. Part of the monuments of the ancient city destroyed or exported for sale.
"Bride of the desert", "the Pearl of the Middle East" - there are so many epithets awarded Palmyra poets of the ancient world for its unique and nautia beauty and grandeur. In the twenty-first century it almost died completely. Now the ancient city heals its wound. Arch collapsed. Islamist militants blew it up when occupied Palmyra. But it is still possible to recreate the arch again.
The arch will be restored as a designer: on the patterns and decoration of capitals of columns, and fragments of the entrance gate. It would seem that most affected the temple Balsamina, he completely destroyed. Survived only the lower part of the left input column. But by some coincidence almost all the blocks in the collapse survived, and now archaeologists hope to fully restore the temple. But the temple Ball requires more serious attention. It seems that the terrorists for the destruction of explosives have not regretted. Stood only the North entrance, which was further strengthened about 70 years ago during the reconstruction.
Palmyra - one of the world heritage of UNESCO. And that this international organization will have to decide how and when to begin the restoration of the ancient city. Today's concert will become a kind of symbol of the return of Palmyra humanity.
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