ISIS is trying to erase ancient history in Syria

Below is a photo I took in Palmyra, Syriah in 2002. This is the historic Temple of Bel. It stood for over 2,000 years unitl it was destroyed by ISIS last year. Click to enlarge.


Legend has it that this is the site where Jesus drove the money changers out of the Temple. It’s only a legend, proof is probably not possible. However, there are two known facts that lend circumstantial evidence for it.  Palmyra was a Caravan City on the Silk Road. That made it a likely place for traders and money changers to meet.  Second, in the village nearby to the Temple of Bel the spoken language is Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.

The video below was uploaded to Youtube in May, 2015, a couple of months before the most recent destruction by ISIS in Palmyra, but after several other sites had already been.

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